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Alanna Heiss

Alanna Heiss: “Most people like me are not attracted to museums”

Alanna Heiss is a NYC-based artist and self-described events “organizer,” pioneer of the “alternative space movement” of the 1970s, and founder and former Director of MoMA PS1. She is also the founder and Director of Clocktower Productions, a nonprofit arts organization and online radio station. Heiss was recently interviewed for the December 2014 issue of […]

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Reese Witherspoon in Wild

Witherspoon Praised for Performance in ‘Wild’

Based on Sheryl Strayed’s best-selling 2012 novel “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” the film Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon, is one of the most anticipated new films of the season. New York Times film critic A.O. Scott describes the Strayed’s memoir as being “written in a frank, funny voice that only […]

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What’s Next for Christie’s Auction House?

Last month, Christie’s Auctions and Private Sales experienced an unexpected internal rift as Chief Executive Steven Murphy stepped down from the position he has held since 2010. The New York Times reported on December 2, “in a swift move that surprised even auction house insiders, Christie’s announced that Mr. Murphy was stepping down. He will […]

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US Box Office: Gone Girl Still Holding Strong at No. 1

Gone Girl retained its Number 1 position at the US box office over the weekend, bringing in $26.8 million in its second week. The movie stars Ben Affleck as a man who suddenly becomes a murder suspect when his wife, played by Rosamund Pike, goes missing. Based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn, Gone […]

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Tom Hanks Releases Hanx Writer, a New Typewriter App

Many people know (and adore) Tom Hanks for his Oscar-winning performances and iconic movie roles such as Forrest Gump, Chuck Noland, and Captain Miller, to name a few. Fewer know that the acclaimed actor is a huge fan of typewriters, and has been collecting them for decades. Reportedly, his collection contains more than 200 classic […]

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Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black Honored at Creative Arts Emmys

Though the Primetime Emmy Awards aren’t until next week, Sunday night’s Creative Arts Emmys was an inspiring event that celebrated many artists and masters of the small screen. Indiewire’s Liz Shannon Miller explains, “The Creative Arts Emmys are an opportunity for some of television’s hardest working talents to be honored for their accomplishments – they are […]

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Getty Foundation Awards Millions in Arts Grants for Latest Pacific Standard Time Initiative

If there was ever a program that exemplifies the importance of longevity in the arts, the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time initiative might just be it. For more than a decade now, Pacific Standard Time (formerly known as On the Record) has been invested in examining the ways in which Latin American and Latino culture […]

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z

Beyoncé and Jay-Z Reimagined as Iconic Masterpieces

Just when you thought that pop culture power couple and American music icons Beyoncé and Jay-Z couldn’t get any more famous, someone decided their images were worthy of being photoshopped into famous paintings. The Carter Family Portrait Gallery is one of the best things to happen to Tumblr in recent history, and features Beyoncé, Jay-Z, […]

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Neil Patrick Harris and Helen Mirren Honored with Hasty Pudding Awards

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, a branch of the Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770, is one of the oldest theater organizations in the world, and is committed to continuing a long tradition of free expression in the arts. The Hasty Pudding Institute, of which it is a part of, is a Harvard University organization that also […]

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