It's been exactly one year since the Guardian published the first story exposing NSA surveillance on a scale that was, 366 days ago, still unimaginable. The news broke right in the middle of the Personal Democracy Forum last year, an annual technology and politics conference held at NYU's Skirball C ... More >>
Way better than a baking soda volcano
But you shouldn't believe him.
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As part of the ongoing series of events Red Bull Music Academy has been hosting across New York City for the past month or so, former LCD Soundsystem frontman and founder of DFA Records James Murphy held a conversation with the Music Academy's Editor-In-Chief, Todd L. Burns. The interview took place ... More >>
SPOILER ALERT! The new season of HBO's Girls--a/k/a Sex and the City with walkups--doesn't start till January 13, but at the premiere at the Skirball Center last night, we caught the first three glibly entertaining episodes that are a-coming.
Sandy an unwelcome theater gate-crasher
The Joshua Light Show with John Zorn/Lou Reed/Bill Laswell/Milford Graves and Terry Riley/Gyan Riley Skirball Center for the Performing Arts Friday, September 14 Better than: Slippin' into darkness. "Just to watch people in weird shirts playing funny-shaped instruments is not visually on the same ... More >>
With Mitt Romney as its de facto candidate, the roster of Restore Our Future, Romney's designated Super PAC slush fund, reads like a laundry list of New York City's wealthiest denizens. And, according to the Center for Responsive Politics and contrary to popular belief, Super PAC ... More >>
William Forsythe, Martha Clarke, Shantala Shivalingappa, and more.
A March march through London theater (sorry, theatre)
Jamie MacDonald Ryuichi Sakamoto Skirball Center for the Performing Arts Monday, October 18 Better Than: The soundtrack to An Inconvenient Truth. Ever the educators, NYU prefaced Ryuichi Sakamoto's sold-out evening at the Skirball Center with a physics lesson of sorts--a necessary step, consideri ... More >>
Dance Theater Workshop presents Olive Dance Theatre's interpretation of an '80s street art
The Public Theater presents director Nicholas Kent's production of The Great Game
Three years ago, I spoke with ex-Galaxie 500/Luna principle Dean Wareham about jumping into a full-time band with his wife (and Luna bassist) Britta Phillips and releasing their sultry, French-pop inspired Back Numbers, which was Wareham's first major post-Luna effort. Since then he's release ... More >>
Islands--Islands have released the bubbly new track "No You Don't," from their upcoming third album Vapours, the one frontman Nick Thorburn once famously left on the C Train. The song features him switching between a falsetto and more conversational style, with lyrics like "Don't buy dope from the m ... More >>
An evening with Ira Glass and his hipster/geek pals
photo by Rebecca Smeyne Indie-film girl Zooey Deschanel and indie-rock guy M. Ward met while recording a duet of Richard and Linda Thompson's "When I Get to the Border" for the soundtrack to last year's The Go-Getter; now they've made an album together as She & Him and are supporting it on the road ... More >>
Who said modern dance wasn't fun?
Try a little of everything at fall dance smorgasbords
Once more with feeling: The Martha Graham Dance Company fights for its life
Bokaer gets physical, digital, and naked
Mel Marvin and Jonathan Levi bring reality TV into opera
Bilingual, time-jumping, and polycultural, John Jesurun scrambles Goethe's mythic egghead
Yuh bwoy! A night of coochie-popping, booty-shaking reggae takes over Radio City this May
From Paris in the spring to a Delancey Street parking lot, the French make their move
When a dance 'speaks' to us, does the choreographer always know what it's trying to say?
Choreography That Interprets Feminism From Behind the Lens