It was 1999, a particularly hot summer in San Antonio, Texas. I remember walking into a Wal-Mart, away from my mom to wander the vast CD racks for something new and exciting. It was a big time for pop music. The cover of Millennium, by the then inauthentic-feeling boy band, the Backstreet Boys, show ... More >>
It's a bright, cool Sunday afternoon, and jammed car lines are radiating from Queens Plaza. The N, Q, and 7 trains rattle above intersections. But on the corner of Jackson Avenue and Queens Boulevard, several dozen cyclists have stopped to place flowers in the spokes of a bicycle that's been spray-p ... More >>
Here are the 10 best concerts this weekend, in no particular order.
Going beyond soup cans and Marilyns
SPANISH HARLEM -- It was the sound of the birds that was most startling. As thousands of protestors marched, in silence, down Fifth Avenue yesterday, it was a strange thing indeed to hear so many New Yorkers not speaking, yelling or blaring music, but to just simply hear birds chirping on a beautif ... More >>
"Exit Strategies": PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature Kronos Quartet with Rula Jabreal, Tony Kushner and Marjane Satrapai Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium Metropolitan Museum of Art Wednesday, May 2 Better than: The funniest right-wing parody of what they think liberal Manhattanit ... More >>
Even the do-gooders can seem blind to their own excess
wallyg/FlickrPossibly the most recognizable landmark at Zuccotti Park is the "red structure," as occupiers call it. The sculpture's name is actually "Joie de Vivre" and it's by Mark di Suvero, an American abstract expressionist sculptor. "Joie de Vivre" was formerly located at the Holland Tun ... More >>
Those who can't, teach
It can't be easy being City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the powerful lesbian who runs around making speeches and pushing things forward. But at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Post Pride bash the other night, I gave Quinn a light moment.
Plus Kara Walker, Gustav Metzger, and other spring art picks
Rebbe Menachem SchneersonLubavitch Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson is rearing his ghostly head from a grave on Long Island, sending shudders of frustration through the halls of the New York art world. A complex legal dispute over Schneerson's Library — a collection of 12,000 books and 50 ... More >>
For the Less Neiman Marcus-inclined. P.S. Get your damn hands off the ostrich!
via kimkardashian.celebuzz.comLast week, Kardashian toyed with viewers of her website: "Hmm ... why would I be getting measured ... Curiosity? Dress fitting? Can you guess?" (Is that a caliper the woman is using to size up her buns?) Yesterday, she posted a photo of a cast of her head. Turns ... More >>
A sculptor who never tires of tires
Florida's Tim Tebow is the best college quarterback I've ever seen. Not the best looking, the smoothest or the most classic, but the best, as in the one I want to quarterback for my team in the big game. His performance in Thursday night's 24-14 victory over Oklahoma in the BCS national champi ... More >>
Another hefty chunk of taxpayer-funded projects that council leaders would rather not discuss
You've got a thing or two to learn. . .
Mock heroics meet ideological wastelands, via German painter Neo Rauch
Trump continues to claim that he's not a worthless human being
A line drawn in the psychic sands of American sexual and cultural values
The bill of rights for black men
A Curator Takes on His Museum
What Does It Mean to Represent the U.S. at the Biennale?
Galleries Space Out on the Lower East Side
Adrian at the Met
Can the New Commissioner Stretch the Dollars Without Bending the Rules?
David Wares Quartet Demands Overstatement
Bloomberg Lands First Endorsement: Abe Hirschfeld
Blake Brings Heaven and Hell to the Met
The Bill of Rights for Black Men
A Homeless Family Confronts the Citys New Work-for-Shelter Rules
Before the DNA, there was Sally Hemings, The Novel