After an extended hiatus FontCast is back. The origins of FontShop’s video podcast go back to ATypI’s Typ09 conference in Mexico City. Stephen Coles, back then creative director at FontShop, sat down with some of the key players who were leading the way as we headed into the brave new world of web typography. This [...]
On this day in 1993, the first issue of parterre box was published to commemorate the 70th birthday of Maria Callas, and, yes, La Cieca knows she got the date wrong.
A bowerbird gracefully lands three feet from the front of my lens, like the 500 or so birds before her (or him, I’m no ornithologist). She has come for the smorgasbord of delights I’ve spread out in the guise of capturing them on camera. Hopefully, she’ll ignore the photographic paraphernalia surrounding her and in theContinue...
A historic building on Millionaire’s Row seems an unlikely location to come upon contemporary sculpture, yet the old and the new are currently loosening each other up in a former party mansion on the Upper East Side. EXPAND//FOLD//COLLAPSE//...Show More Summary
In "Search, Compile, Publish" I identify some of the tactics used by artists who make books and other printout matter in the post-digital print space: grabbing, scraping, hunting, and performing.
Just as the mouse may be as an "unexpected" artistic muse, so a Hollywood kids movie about a talking mouse is an unexpected place to find a missing painting from the Hungarian modernist avant-garde.
This week, last chance to see the Statue of Liberty deconstructed, consider artists who excel in their old age, listen to the strange story of Alan Turing, and so much more.
On this day in 1933, Fred Astaire's first film, Dancing Lady, was released.
The original post for this episode can be found here. John August: Hello and welcome. My name is John August. Craig Mazin: My name is Craig Mazin. John: And this is Episode 172 of Scriptnotes, a podcast about screenwriting and things that are interesting to screenwriters. Today on the show we’re going to be talking […]
The 2014 Turner Prize was awarded this evening to the Glasgow, Scotland–based artist Duncan Campbell, for his film "It For Others" (2013).
As part of their Creative Spark series, The Academy shot a video with me talking about my creative process.
Almost exactly twenty years after her auspicious Metropolitan Opera debut as the Fiakermilli in Arabella and a year following what she has claims was her final appearance on the operatic stage, Natalie Dessay returned Sunday afternoon to Lincoln Center—to sing opera. Show More Summary
What would you do if I asked you to take a old, faded version of Puccini’s score for La Bohème and fill in the unreadable parts with a mélange of disco, kabarett, and Alban Berg?
On this day in 1956, the musical Candide opened at the Martin Beck Theater for 73 performances.
This story hasn’t made The New York Times yet, but there has been plenty of vitriol spewed by those guys Brux & Boggle on WRAT Talk Radio. They didn’t like what went down last night at the opening performance of...
On this date in 1825, Il barbiere di Siviglia was performed at the Park Theatre.
[Watch Video]Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays British mathematician Alan Turing in the new film “The Imitation Game,” answered readers’ questions. Watch his full interview on Friday’s PBS NewsHour. Benedict Cumberbatch is a busy...Show More Summary
On this day in 1932 Groucho Marx performed on radio for the first time.
It's rare that architects have the opportunity to design a building for a UNESCO World Heritage site — much more so for one recently devastated by cultural destruction.
On this day in 1095 Pope Urban II declared the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont.