Raillan Brooks

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  • 1 year ago

    Jeff Koons is one of contemporary art’s nastier polymaths: What other artist has made such ranging use of his own penis? Active since the ’80s, Koons has always split the art crowd down the middle, a squabble over whether a commerciall...

  • 1 year ago

    The sarau is an event, a barely contained circle inside which musicians, artists, and writers display their creative talents. It would be easy to say that it is the Portuguese or Brazilian answer to the French salon, but in truth it is much wilder...

  • 2 years ago

    Doing satire is a risky proposition. Courting dark or political themes without stumbling into bad taste is a master’s art. But there are those who have built entire bodies of work around the form, two of whom might humor us with their though...

  • 2 years ago

    Picture this: You're walking down the street, en route to your landlord's office to demand he extract the dead whatever-it-is from your A/C. You're minding your own business, putting one foot in front of the other, but slowly you start to let your...

  • 2 years ago | Transportation

    Brooklyn and Queens, Mayor Bloomberg has a present for you just in time for the holidays. The city has extended its contract with NY Waterway, the company that runs the East River ferry service. Even though the R train between Manhattan and Brookl...

  • 2 years ago | Politics

    After eight years of stalled efforts, graduate students at New York University have done it: On Wednesday afternoon, graduate, research, and teaching assistants at NYU became the only graduate-student union at a private university in the United St...