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John Cohen, Champion of Old-Time Music, Is Dead at 87
As a founder of the New Lost City Ramblers and as a photographer, filmmaker and musicologist, he devoted his life to the traditional music of the rural South.
Mr. Cohen made periodic field trips south to locate and record those of his Depression-era predecessors who were still alive and, whenever possible, bring them north to appear at folk festivals and on college campuses. His engagement with traditional Southern… [+1766 chars]
Bill Friskics-Warren
2019-09-17 22:52:13




Jill Freedman, Photographer Who Lingered in the Margins, Dies at 79
She immersed herself in the rougher precincts of American life for months at a time, portraying their denizens as noble but not necessarily heroic.
The work never brought her much money, nor the fame enjoyed by some of her male peers, said Anne Wilkes Tucker, curator emerita of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. I dont think she got her due at the time, Ms. Tucker said in a phone interview in August. Sh… [+898 chars]
John Leland
2019-10-10 15:18:32




The Jewelry Designer Who Collects Other People’s Stories
Kim Dunham, who launched her custom signet ring collection three years ago, uses gold and sometimes gemstones to create wearable biographies.
On an overcast morning last month, Kim Dunham stood in herairy home office in Lower Manhattan flipping through manila folders arranged on an accordion-style rack. So, this is a client whos Native American, part of the Choctaw Nation, she says, pulling out a d… [+1687 chars]
Hilary Moss
2019-10-02 16:57:02




Kehinde Wiley’s Contemporary Counterpoint to Old Confederate Monuments Unveiled in Times Square
New York-based visual artist Kehinde Wiley ( previously ) recently unveiled a bronze sculpture of an African American man riding a horse in the center of Times Square at Broadway Plaza between 46th and 47th streets. Titled “Rumors of War,” the statue referenc…
Kehinde Wiley, Rumors of War, 2019. © 2019 Kehinde Wiley. Presented by Times Square Arts in partnership with the Virginia Museum of Fine Art and Sean Kelly, New York. Photographer: Ka-Man Tse for Times Square Arts. New York-based visual artist Kehinde Wiley … [+1617 chars]
Andrew LaSane
2019-10-12 15:53:17




Thieves apologize profusely and return stolen Indigenous artwork
Some people sober up and realize they've made a giant mistake. Smithsonian : Outside the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts towers a totem pole by Charles Joseph, a Canadian artist from the Kwakiutl First Nation. In the early hours of September 20, the left hand of…
Some people sober up and realize they've made a giant mistake.Outside the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts towers a totem pole by Charles Joseph, a Canadian artist from the Kwakiutl First Nation. In the early hours of September 20, the left hand of this striking … [+824 chars]
Jason Weisberger
2019-10-04 18:00:38




Just look at this Emshwiller galactic 1961 F&SF banana
Just look at it. ( Thanks Robbo! ) Read the rest
Cartoonist Vince "Untold Tales of Bigfoot" Dorse (previously) continues to make astoundingly cool Haunted Mansion fan media: his latest is a "ride through" illustration of the Mansion and its many set-pieces, which imagines a coherent geometry for the ride. … [+1594 chars]
Cory Doctorow
2019-10-05 15:22:19




Open-source companies gather to gripe: Cloud giants sell our code as a service – and we get the square root of nothing
Biz bods head to Open Core Summit to ponder how to, you know, get paid Analysis On Thursday, at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, companies building open-source code gathered to figure out how to survive having Amazon, Google, and Microsoft sell their…
Analysis On Thursday, at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, companies building open-source code gathered to figure out how to survive having Amazon, Google, and Microsoft sell their software as a service without paying for the privilege. The confab ha… [+3730 chars]
Thomas Claburn
2019-09-20 00:19:16




Sebastian Brajkovic’s Distorted Furniture Unites the Past, Present, and Future
Amsterdam-based designer Sebastian Brajkovic ’s ( previously ) distorted sculptural forms look as though traditional French furniture has been pulled through a time loop. Brajkovic’s work—part furniture, part sculpture—explores the process of distorting inter…
Amsterdam-based designer Sebastian Brajkovics (previously) distorted sculptural forms look as though traditional French furniture has been pulled through a time loop. Brajkovics workpart furniture, part sculptureexplores the process of distorting interior des… [+1918 chars]
Anna Marks
2019-09-23 12:54:41




The Best Career Paths for New Grads Who Hate Offices
When we picture “working” or “getting a job,” many people immediately conjure up images of sitting at a desk, typing away at a computer. And yes, that’s how a lot of people spend their days, but not the only way. There are actually plenty of other options tha…
When we picture working or getting a job, many people immediately conjure up images of sitting at a desk, typing away at a computer. And yes, thats how a lot of people spend their days, but not the only way. There are actually plenty of other options that don… [+10447 chars]
Leigh Anderson
2019-10-11 17:15:00




McGregor charged with assault for bar punch
Conor McGregor has been charged with assault for punching a man in a Dublin, Ireland bar in April.
Conor McGregor has been charged with assault for punching a man in a Dublin, Ireland bar in April. McGregor, the former UFC two-division champion, was formally served with a summons and is due in a Dublin court Oct. 11 on the charge, McGregor spokesperson Ka… [+1811 chars]

2019-10-04 17:20:13




The Week in Arts: Glorious Nubian Art in Boston
The Nubians of ancient Sudan left behind artwork as fine as the Egyptians’. Now it’s on view at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Oct. 16-20; newyorklivearts.org. Over the past few years, the choreographer Yanira Castro has been looking closely at what constitutes live performance, as if pausing to ask, What is this thing we call theater? In her trilogy Cast/Stage/Author, she examined … [+771 chars]

2019-10-11 09:00:09




Mediocre Video Game Show Bandersnatch Wins Emmy
Bandersnatch, last year’s interactive episode of the anthology science fiction show Black Mirror, won the Emmy for best TV movie. That’s pretty great news, if you put much stock in the Emmys. Read more...
Bandersnatch, last years interactive episode of the anthology science fiction show Black Mirror, won the Emmy for best TV movie. Thats pretty great news, if you put much stock in the Emmys. The Emmy Awards, created by the Academy of Television Arts and Scien… [+1764 chars]
Gita Jackson
2019-09-23 17:03:00




Not being John Malkovich: Actor poses as history's most famous figures
Photographer Sandro Miller and actor John Malkovich recreate more than 60 iconic photographs, including portraits of Salvador Dalí, Che Guevara and Albert Einstein.
artsPublished 4th October 2019 When Sandro Miller imagined a project honoring the photography masters that inspired his career, he decided that emulation would be the best form of flattery. The photographer set out to recreate some of the most iconic shots … [+5045 chars]
Jacopo Prisco
2019-10-04 07:08:45




Thanks to you, the Trump They Live billboard is up in Times Square!
Mitch "the World's Best Artist" McConnell (Not "Moscow" Mitch O'Connell, the sell-out senator) got enough money in his crowdfunding campaign to erect this terrific They Live homage featuring reality TV show host Donald Trump. The VOTE billboard is ready for s…
Mitch "the World's Best Artist" McConnell (Not "Moscow" Mitch O'Connell, the sell-out senator) got enough money in his crowdfunding campaign to erect this terrific They Live homage featuring reality TV show host Donald Trump. The VOTE billboard is ready for s… [+2127 chars]
Mark Frauenfelder
2019-10-05 14:05:52




Beaver of Fine Arts: The Hustle
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List: What Your Favorite Classic Rock Band Says About You, Part Three
Julie Reneé Benda
2019-10-09 11:37:00




Ant-facial recognition tech at the Hong Kong protests was an art project
There have been some tweets going around about a "wearable face projector" being employed at the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. Wearable face projector #AntiMaskLaw #EmergencyLaw pic.twitter.com/Px3ATu6Lp1 — Happy Day (@HappySharingDay) October 4, 2019 It's e…
There have been some tweets going around about a "wearable face projector" being employed at the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.It's essentially the same as the scramble suits from Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darklyinstead of disguising yourself as someone else… [+3529 chars]
Thom Dunn
2019-10-08 13:30:30




How Blake Kathryn pulls futuristic 3D dreamscapes from her subconscious
Artist Blake Kathryn’s 3D dreamscapes have the power to transport viewers to another world. Her one-of-a-kind look has attracted clients like Adidas, Fendi, The New York Times, and Lil Nas X, for his “Panini” visualizer.
‘Emotionally, the creative process feels similar to a comforting nostalgic memory.’ Artist Blake Kathryn’s 3D dreamscapes have the power to transport viewers to another world — one of rich color palettes, glossy androids, and a neon-hued alternate reality. He… [+9734 chars]
Alex Castro
2019-09-20 14:00:00




Dreamlike Paintings by Eric Roux-Fontaine Imagine Forests Filled With Domestic Trappings
French painter Eric Roux-Fontaine ( previously ) creates dreamy scenes that meld wild, light-dappled environments with lavish interior elements like armchairs, chandeliers, canopy beds, and Gothic windows. In some works, animals wander through the painting, t…
French painter Eric Roux-Fontaine (previously) creates dreamy scenes that meld wild, light-dappled environments with lavish interior elements like armchairs, chandeliers, canopy beds, and Gothic windows. In some works, animals wander through the painting, the… [+867 chars]
Laura Staugaitis
2019-09-17 15:00:17




Beaver of Fine Arts: Introducing Stella: Making Waves
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NEW BOOK ALERT What the world needs is a 680-page, three-pound humor anthology. KEEPSCROLLINGTILLYOUFEELSOMETHING: TWENTY-ONEYEARS OF HUMORFROM McSWEENEYS INTERNETTENDENCY is now available for preorder.
Julie Reneé Benda
2019-09-18 15:00:00




Extra Extra: Okay Fine What's The Deal With TikTok?
Because suits are out of style, check out today's end-of-day links: self-driving garbage cans, TikTok appeal, Bill Maher interview, Lilith Fair oral history, 'Breaking Bad' episodes ranked, and dog shares with guinea pig. [ more › ]
Gothamist is a website about New York City news, arts and events, and food, brought to you by New York Public Radio. Support for Gothamist is provided by Craig Newmark Philanthropies and Josh Reznick. Additional support provided by the Wyncote Foundation and… [+35 chars]
Ben Yakas
2019-09-30 21:27:49
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