the intimacy effect

Theater Preview: ‘The Intimacy Effect’ To Open At Brooklyn’s Vital Joint

When the anthropologist Clifford Geertz explored the term "Thick Description," he posited that a factual account of life events simply was never enough. Rather, the true understanding of interrelations happens when complex layers are studied and subsequently interpreted. "The Intimacy Effect," a new play by Jeff Tabnick, opens on Thursday, September 28 at Vital Joint … Continue reading Theater Preview: ‘The Intimacy Effect’ To Open At Brooklyn’s Vital Joint

once upon a time

Exhibition Review: When Keith Haring Met Camera Obscura

The treasured moments of privacy, contemplation, and introspection can seem desperately rare in urban culture. The opportunity to quietly reflect during the daytime bustle of the city -- ensconced in a neighborhood surging with crowds, construction, and development -- may seem all but impossible. And yet a masterfully simple exhibit which pays homage to an … Continue reading Exhibition Review: When Keith Haring Met Camera Obscura

[L-R] Corin Tucker, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, Peter Buck, and Linda Pitmon of Filthy Friends at The Bell House on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.

Concert Review: R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney ‘Supergroup’ Filthy Friends Rips Through The Bell House

Corin Tucker squinted a bit before apologizing to the audience. It was a brief moment that would have gone by relatively unnoticed if she didn't make such a point about the feedback she caused when kneeling down for a sip of water from a bottle resting on the stage floor in front of her. The … Continue reading Concert Review: R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney ‘Supergroup’ Filthy Friends Rips Through The Bell House

south slope derby

Soapbox Soirée: 10th Annual South Slope Derby (And Gala) Is Ready To Roll

Aliens. Sharks. Pink-wheeled jeeps armed with water pistols. 17th Street has seen its share of wild vehicles over the years. And with the South Slope Derby rolling into town this Saturday to celebrate its tenth anniversary, you'll be sure to witness a new slew of wild creations on wheels. And not one iota of fossil … Continue reading Soapbox Soirée: 10th Annual South Slope Derby (And Gala) Is Ready To Roll

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Sign O’ The Times: Maplewoodstock Music Festival To Offer Sign Language Interpretation

Music festivals come in all shapes, sizes, and sounds. This year's Maplewoodstock is about to explore the boundaries of just what a live audience will be able to hear. The free annual music and arts festival right of passage takes place Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9 between noon to approximately 10:00 p.m. Headliners … Continue reading Sign O’ The Times: Maplewoodstock Music Festival To Offer Sign Language Interpretation

Sacred Luminosity

Exhibition Review: Susan Pullman-Brooks’ ‘Sacred Luminosity’ At Gallery AWA

Not knowing much about the Pantheon of Ayervedic or Celtic goddesses, I was unsure how to approach this art show initially, but, Susan Pullman-Brooks' "Sacred Luminosity" made me a believer. Not only does she breathe life into a myriad of found objects, she captures the essence of something at once sacred and personal. Gallery AWA (61 … Continue reading Exhibition Review: Susan Pullman-Brooks’ ‘Sacred Luminosity’ At Gallery AWA

'Swell' by Francesco Simeti

Exhibition Review: Francesco Simeti’s ‘Swell’ At Open Source Gallery

There is a disconnect between the description of Francesco Simeti's show, Swell, and the experience of seeing his work. The show opened at Open Source Gallery (306 17th Street near 6th Avenue) on April 27 and will be on view through Sunday, May 27. The press release describes the exhibit as exploring the "human impact … Continue reading Exhibition Review: Francesco Simeti’s ‘Swell’ At Open Source Gallery