How do you create successful HDR photos? It’s a question that I’ve gotten from time to time, and before we get started with this post I do want to make clear that there’s no question that HDR photography is one of those never ending battle grounds in the photography world. Show More Summary
Classic Spectacular Rip-off: Theme and Variations 21 minutes Duo Concertant 17 minutes Gaite Parisienne 36 minutes Since when does Duo Concertant represent a third of a triple bill? Maybe this rep program is the rich man’s econo-triple bill for people...
The walls of the Chelsea Hotel have seen it all, from Jackson Pollock vomiting profusely on the dining room carpet to the drug-fueled murder of Nancy Spungen. Review by Leah Dearborn Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the...Show More Summary
This week I have been shopping, but not like the normal folks out there, shopping for their Christmas treasures. I have been shopping for props for A Civil War Christmas. I have also been getting my studio ready for the Chatham Artists Studio Tour that starts this coming Saturday. Show More Summary
This was a great, volatile year for poetry—my list could have been much longer. I don’t think I’ve ever had a year when I’ve read so much poetry and been inspired, entranced by so much poetry. Dolores Dorantes’s Estilo is an ekphrastic poem that makes out of Henry Darger’s famous drawings of the Vivian Girls [...]
Wealthy collectors and famous international artists are descending on the Miami Beach convention center this week for the Art Basel show; but a young, largely unknown artist from Woodland Hills is kicking up some dust of his own nearby, in the city’s Wynwood Art District.
The Farne Islands, a cluster of rocky outcrops in the windswept ocean off the northeastern English coast, might not sound like a particularly welcoming destination.
When I went to see Claudio Nancufil, he looked like any other 8-year old kid, keen to play with his friends but not very communicative.
Advertise here with BSA If you’re looking forward to changes that come with starting a new year, you may also be excited to learn what sorts of trends are emerging in the web design world. What most people aren’t talking about, but should be, are the types of design trends that are on their way out, which ones should [...]
After once glance at this website I could tell it’s something special. DesignFaves is meant to be an inspirational website focused on a broad spectrum of topics. Digital artwork is a big factor including web design, graphics design, even videos. There are so many categories that it’s practically a resource for any type of creative […]
“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” -Steve Jobs As we have the habit of pointing out from time to time, freelancing is a great line of work, but it also has a very unique set of challenges that most people aren’t expecting when they first get […]
Our weekly find from the Mike Richter collection: Le nozze di Figaro from the Bayerische Staatsoper with a geniunely A-list cast.
As the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of parterre box continue, La Cieca (left) introduces a new feature: each week, a vintage issue of parterre box, the queer opera zine, scanned into PDF format for handy download!
When Nora Ephron died in 2012, many who wrote to mourn her passing gave the impression of feeling they had...
James Gavin, the biographer of Chet Baker and Lena Horne, reviewed my new Duke Ellington biography in this coming Sunday's...
"I just want a Picasso in my casa, no, my castle," raps Jay Z in his appropriately titled song "Picasso Baby." Jay Z's song most certainly stirs up a desire to own some Picasso art bling, which is becoming increasingly important nowadays for the rich and famous. But is such a thing possible for someone who isn't a wealthy rapper?
Everything’s coming up…purple. Today Pantone declared Radiant Orchid (18-3224 on your fandeck) the “expressive, exotic” Color of the Year. In the wake of 2013?s Emerald, it’s a return to the tropical shades favored by the color authority...Show More Summary
Being a full-time writer means not only working every day on my novel, but also performing the multiplicity of tasks that go with the profession: book-keeping, research, editing, publicity and so on. As an established novelist, I also get asked to present workshops, participate in writers’ festivals, judge competitions and give talks in schools. The […]
I am at last living my dream. I’m writing to you from the country kitchen table in our Brooklyn loft-style apartment. My iPod is docked into a high fidelity speaker playing the chilled nu jazz of St. Germain and Greyboy. A small white cup of espresso is at my elbow. On the gallery-sized wall opposite […]