The ballet, which canceled an American performance in 2012, will bring Adolphe Adam’s “Giselle” and three other programs to the David H. Koch Theater in November.
It was the great design scholar Ferris Bueller who once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” The School of Visual Arts is heeding the need for speed and the importance of looking around with a one-year MA in design research, writing, and criticism. Show More Summary
As regular Scrabble players know all too well already, the classic game suffers from a certain … outdatedness. The Oxford Dictionaries update every year. Merriam-Webster employs a team of people to track modern word usage. And yet, Scrabble’s official dictionary has made nary an addition since 2005 — meaning that, if someone challenges your all-too-legitimate […]
Craig Morgan Teicher reviews Kevin Young’s new book, Book of Hours (Random House 2014), for NPR. (Disclaim! Find an excerpt here.) “In a kind of poetic daybook or diary, Young tracks his unfolding emotions in the aftermath of his father’s death, and, in a separate set of sequences, narrates his growing anticipation in the months [...]
Washington, D.C., 1923. "Asst. P.M.G. Bartlett's car." Assistant Postmaster General John Bartlett survived; his car, also seen here, did not. View full size.
The Facebook-owned mobile imaging platform Instagram has launched a revamped version of its Android app. There aren't any new filters, frames or editing options though. The most obvious changes have been made to the design of the user interface. It has adopted the 'flattened' look of the latest Android versions and some OEM software. Learn more
Join the conversation on this excellent post by Whitney Smith at this artist's life: signs of burnout
Girl Chopping Onions, Gerrit Dou On Google Art Project. Downloadable high-res image on Wikimedia Commons. Original is in the Royal Collection Trust, UK.
Well it's Wednesday. Today's doodle is the digital kind. Because this newfangled computer has a touch screen which i hate but you gotta find a way to love things and so I did a bit of hand scratching, just to...
Laurent Durieux is an illustrator based in Bruxelles, Belgium and has worked for Mondo, Dark Hall Mansion, Acid Free Gallery and more. His art might remind you of a retro-futuristic world of H.G. Wells and the 1960s pop-culture. Laurent...Show More Summary
A patron of the New York Public Library, who died last summer, set aside $6 million for the library in her will, the library announced on Wednesday.
Dutch-born 19th century painter Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema spent the majority of his highly successful career in England, where his meticulously crafted depictions of decadent luxury cast in the settings of classical antiquity were in high demand. Alma-Tadema was one of the most highly regarded Victorian painters of the time, and was tremendously influential on other […]
Alex Ruiz is a concept artist and illustrator working in the film television and video game industries. Much of his character work is intentionally dark, but the pieces I find of most interest are his environments and imaginative experiments. In these, his digital paintings often have a fascinating character combining biomorphic, architectonic and mechanical forms, […]
CR's pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead including the mystery of the Aero girls in York, Fotofest in Texas, Only in England photography show in London and Bradford, interaction design talk at...Show More Summary
The Folio Society has published illustrated editions of classic fiction titles including The Day of the Jackal, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Life, the Universe and Everything.
It’s not official, but it’s clear the anonymous poet writing under the name Rio Jones is tearing up Instagram with his verses. The Huffington Post reports: Tucked away on the second floor of a North Philadelphia apartment building is Rio Jones, the anonymous bandana-wearing poet currently making a rise on Instagram, the photo and video-sharing [...]
Martina Batan began her career in the art world at age 18. Working for Ronald Feldman Fine Arts for more than 30 years, she climbed from an entry level position to Vice President and Director, a position she held until last year, when a major stroke landed her in a rehabilitation facility where she continues to recover. Show More Summary
Where do you think limericks even came from? Column by Brian McGackin Well, this column hasn't been canceled yet, so apparently there are enough of you out there who truly are interested in poetry. I'll raise a toast to that! Be right back... ::actually going to get a drink to help me write this column:: ...okay, hey. Show More Summary