Hit the track!" Bridget Everett growls as she lowers herself to the lip of the Joe's Pub stage, lifting the hem of her flowing silver gown to flash the sold-out crowd in time to the slinky r&b beat. "Short one, long one, doesn't matter/Just suck on that bean, watch it get fatter/You've had a bad d ... More >>
Samuel Taylor Coleridge famously drew a line: "prose -- words in their best order; poetry -- the best words in their best order." Granted, Coleridge was a poet, not to mention a stoner of the first order, and therefore probably had a tendency to be defensive about things. He was right, though. Had ... More >>
Philip-Lorca diCorcia on turning the ultimate photographic trick
At a time when the National Endowment for the Arts has had so much downward pressure on its fundingthat Kickstarter has become a better source of funding for creative projects, people grifting our local cultural institutions should piss us the hell off. Yesterday, the New York state attorney general ... More >>
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Good news, "art" lovers: "Piss Christ" is back in the Big Apple.The controversial Andres Serrano work is just a photo of a crucifix soaking in the "artist's" urine. Somehow, it's considered "art" and will be showcased at the Edward Tyler Nahem gallery starting Thursday.
Former Massachusetts governor/wannabe GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's currently catching some heat from the left over comments he made about his desire to "get rid" of Planned Parenthood -- something he has no authority to do, even if he is elected president.One of those worked up over R ... More >>
via Jazz Legacy Films Saxophonist, flautist, composer, arranger and educator Frank Foster died on Tuesday in his Chesapeake, Va., home. Born in Cincinnati on September 21, 1928, Foster's early jazz career was primarily in the Midwest, where he played tenor and soprano saxophone as a studen ... More >>
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Tim Miller's gay agenda
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Presumably, I wasn't the only young writer yesterday to get a call from not just his mother but also his grandmother to the effect that American literacy had been saved, and thus I had a future, right? Etc. Mokoto Rich's piece in yesterday's New York Times reported on a new study from the National E ... More >>
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