These days I enjoy making a living writing and teaching music, but at one point not too long ago my primary source of income was battle rapping. Yes, entering tournaments and spontaneously rhyming insulting someone over a beat was how I earned a living for a number of years. Tonight, September 16th, ... More >>
The first image in Detropia, the excellent new documentary about the decline of Detroit from filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady Jesus Camp, is of a conductor raising his baton to lead an orchestra. It's a clue that what we're about to see is a city symphony film, in the tradition of Man With ... More >>
From Garo Sparo's spring 2010 line.I'm hearing that Garo Sparo, the dresser to the downtown stars (and beyond), has nabbed a reality show, being done by the lady behind Jesus Camp. Sparo's world is peppered with colorful types like Lady Miss Kier, Amanda Lepore, and Paisley Dalton, so it cer ... More >>
Dubai is getting a Guggenheim Museum, and the Met will stream operas there. Now another local institution is going Middle Eastern: the Qatar Museums Authority will partner with the Tribeca Film Festival to create the Tribeca Film Festival Doha, which will premiere next November. Robert DeNiro and ot ... More >>
Mike Jones wasn't the only one to get regular visits from "Art."