Now that Facebook has decided to publish a timeline that includes all of our online goings-on since birth, we wonder what a tangible chronicle of this would look like. Enter the very pregnant performance artist Marni Kotak, who is transforming the Microscope Gallery into a home-birth center where sh ... More >>
Last year, artist Marina Abramovic's "The Artist is Present" exhibit at MoMA became the biggest performance art exhibition in the museum's history. Abramovic sat in a chair for a total of 760 hours and 30 minutes over the course of a couple months and people were invited to stare at her, insp ... More >>
Whenever we tell people what we do for a living we always get the same thing: "You must know what's going on in the city all the time," and "You must get invited to the best events." Well, yes and yes. But recommending events every freaking day of the year to you eccentric New ... More >>
Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy doesn't come out until next week, but the reviews are already in. (Summary: it's a masterpiece.) In these pages, Sean Fennessey wrote at some length about the way West's embattled public persona crashes, again and again, into the music on his new ... More >>
The Museum of Sex dissuades unwanted -- ahem -- advances.
The MoMA's current Marina Ambramovic exhibit (featuring real, live nekkid people, OMG!!!) is attracting a lot of attention of the "that feels funny, and not funny ha-ha" variety. Lonely, lonely people who simply need to feel the warmth ... More >>
Free Williamsburg has a thorough interview up today with the organizers of the Guggenheim's It Came From Brooklyn series, which begins tonight with a stellar bill: High Places, the Walkmen, and Colson Whitehead, with assists from the comedian Leo Allen and the Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band. ... More >>
New millennial performance artists Bernard Madoff and R. Allen Stanford long since one-upped the once-extreme antics of avant-pioneers like Marina Abramović or Chris Burden. Car-crucifixions and self-inflicted gunshot wounds can't hope but pale next to the sleight of hand that transmutates billio ... More >>