6 days ago | Visual Arts
What happens when you mash up a grizzled icon of the Southern California punk scene and a young darling of the art-industrial complex? As those exemplars of hardcore the Circle Jerks observed in their song "Beverly Hills": "All the people look the...
13 days ago | Visual Arts
After decades spent exploring the seedier realms of Paris, the photographer Brassaï (1899–1984) came to the conclusion that graffiti was not vandalism but rather "the survival instinct of all those who cannot erect pyramids or cathedrals to perpet...
Decades After His Premature Death, Robert Smithson, the Artist Who Gave Us the Grandeur of ‘Spiral Jetty,’ Exposes His Raunchy Roots1 month ago | Visual Arts
A high school teacher once told a young Robert Smithson, "The only people who become artists are cripples and women." This did not discourage the prodigy from Passaic, New Jersey, who was born in 1938 and died 35 years later in a plane crash while...
2 months ago | Visual Arts
With the Batmobile in the lobby and original Spider-Man boards in vitrines, the New-York Historical Society's "Superheroes in Gotham" exhibition reminds those of us living in the town so nice they had to name it twice that the comics industry was ...
3 months ago | Film and TV
In a 2001 interview, producer Lee Mendelson recalled the reaction of a CBS executive who attended a screening of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" shortly before it was scheduled to premiere, on December 9, 1965: "Well, it's in the TV Guide logs — we go...
3 months ago