Archive | December, 2012
Sandy Hook Elementary School students and staff were victims of monstrous violence

A Culture of Violence: Where Do We Go From Here?

This is perhaps a slightly different look at culture than we have done in the past, but it’s one that needs addressing: the culture of violence in our society. How did we get here? Following the Newtown, Connecticut shooting last week, many were left wondering how such a monstrous act could be committed and why […]

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Vito Acconci

Vito Acconci: Designer of the Year

Vito Acconci is a New York performance and installation artist, designer, and landscape architect. And he’s been named Designer of the Year by Design Miami. Initially a poet, Acconci turned to performance art in the 1960s, using himself as a subject for photography, film, video, and live performance. In the 1970s, he began work on […]

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NYC Galleries Still Recovering From Hurricane Sandy

It’s been a month-and-a-half since Sandy struck New York City and its art community particularly hard. And still, galleries are struggling to recover from the hurricane. There have been countless volunteers and helpful neighbors to help them along the way, something that’s particularly heartening among so much devastation. Ground level or below ground storage areas […]

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Dave Brubeck Dies At 91

Dave Brubeck, the pianist who stole our hearts with his Jazz and Classical-inspired music, passed away early Wednesday morning—just one day short of his 92nd birthday. He was on his way to a routine checkup with his cardiologist when he died of heart failure according to his manager/producer/conductor Russell Gloyd. “Take Five” and other well-known […]

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Photo captures man just before death

Photojournalist Snaps Controversial Subway Photo

On Tuesday, a New York man was pushed to his death at the Times Square subway station—and a controversial photo captured the moment just before the train struck. Now, as investigations continue, people are questioning the morality and virtue of publishing such a photo. The photo, which was taken by freelance photographer R. Umar Abbasi, […]

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Cultivator of Culture: Andres Santo Domingo

If you’re looking for someone who is working hard for their home town, you should look at Andres Santo Domingo and his wife Lauren Santo Domingo.  Santo Domingo grew up in New York City and is one socialite that’s done his part to help his hometown grow, change, and thrive. A record label exec, Andres […]

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elizabeth taylor

Elizabeth Taylor: An American Legend

The subject of a new Lifetime movie featuring Lindsay Lohan, it seems like everyone is talking about Elizabeth Taylor these days.  A child star at the age of 12, Elizabeth Taylor died in 2011 having lived a life filled with Hollywood glamour and drama.  Married four times, she starred in roles such as “Cat on a Hot […]

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