Nearly 80 years after Walker Evans and James Agee shined a light on life in Hale County, Alabama, Greensboro and its environs are taking center stage again, this time in RaMell Ross’ Oscar-nominated documentary film, “Hale County This Morning, This Evening.”
“Hale County This Morning, This Evening” follows Daniel Collins and Quincy Bryant, and their families, for five years. The documentary is done in an experimental, non-narrative style. Ross says it’s more about watching and being than list...
Jarrett Key knows how to make an entrance. You’ll hear him before you see him. After straightening his hair with a hot comb, like his grandmother used to do, putting it up in a ponytail and donning a pair of overalls, he enters a room with a full-throttled bellow, “Heavenly mother guide me.” Then, he walks barefoot through the audience, sticks his head into a bucket of tempera, and begins to paint … with his hair.
Somewhere in the crowd will be Jon, his brother, also an artist. They are twins...
At the Park Avenue Armory, the visual artist engages visitors in a “dance-based town hall”
From the minute you enter the Wade Thompson Drill Hall in the Park Avenue Armory, you become a part of “The Let Go,” an interdisciplinary installation created by visual artist Nick Cave. This is no accident. “For Cave, The Let Go is all about participation,” reads the program, “the more the better.”
Security will search your bag as you enter the building. The windows are blacked out so you can’t see ins...
Welcome to Yahoo Lifestyle, Pride Edition, commemorating June — Pride Month — with a collection of stories celebrating the resilience of LGBTQ people, from celebs, including Adam Rippon and Karamo Brown, to trans women and men discovering their inner power through a unique beauty clinic, to queer youth receiving vital support from their gay elders after aging out of the foster system. And so, as they shout in the streets: “We’re here, we’re queer — get used to it!”
On a Saturday afternoon, in...
Welcome to Yahoo Lifestyle, Pride Edition, commemorating June — Pride Month — with a collection of stories celebrating the resilience of LGBTQ people, from celebs, including Adam Ripponand Karamo Brown, to trans women and men discovering their inner power through a unique beauty clinic, to queer youth receiving vital support from their gay elders after aging out of the foster system. And so, as they shout in the streets: “We’re here, we’re queer — get used to it!”
On a Saturday afternoon...
High-tech space travel and down-home hospitality have seemingly little in common, but for Bradley Dean, owner and creative director of Bradley Dean Creative Services, they both serve as sources of inspiration.
Dean grew up in Huntsville, home to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. He developed an interest in art and design at an early age and was encouraged to follow that path by his parents. He even designed T-shirts and a logo for a band his brother played in. After high school, his interest in...
Wellington Chen of the Chinatown Partnership focuses on the challenges facing his community
Wellington Chen sits on the Board of Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He’s the recipient of the New York Post’s Liberty Medal for Freedom. And he has worked with revered architect I.M. Pei. So you may be surprised at what he feels is his biggest accomplishment as Executive Director of the Chinatown Partnership, a position he’s held for the past decade.
“Believe it or not, it’s something very...
After retiring from the NYPD, Ron Wolfgang was ready for a new challenge at the Alliance for Downtown New York
Good luck trying to give Ron Wolfgang an award.
“It’s not about me,” he said, of his DOTTY award. “It’s about everybody I work with and the support I get from the boss and everybody else here. Every positive adjective you can think of — hardworking, brilliant, diligent — we have in Operations. It’s about the work that we do collectively.”
Wolfgang is the Senior Vice President of Oper...
After the transporting AIPAD experience, exhibitions go on at some city galleries
I spent an afternoon being transported from Broadway and Canal in 1984, to Chicago in 1949, to Memphis in 1968. Nepal, Okinawa, Cape Town. I saw Muhammad Ali boxing underwater, Frida Kahlo “acting clownish,” and The Beatles having a pillow fight. I stood before a mountainous wave as it was about to swallow me whole and beneath a towering sequoia covered in snow.
All of this, and much more, was on view at Pier 94...
Mia Berrin may be the daughter of rapper MC Serch, but she did not “grow up hip hop.” The 20-year-old acting-turned-music major, spent her formative years listening to alt-rock and dodging mean girl cheerleaders. She started her punk rock group, Pom Pom Squad, in her Orlando bedroom during high school, but it wasn’t until the summer after her freshman year at NYU that she really started to take it seriously.
People often lament about missing out on the golden era of NYC clubs. But for the past six and a half years, Mobile Mondays! has brought folks pretty close to that classic vibe. “I knew an all-45 party…would put an expiration date on the music played,” said Mobile Mondays! founder Michael “Operator Emz” Greene. So when he got offered a weekly residency at The Bowery Electric that’s the concept he decided to roll with.
When Lil Peep visited Adam “Adam22” Grandmaison at his Los Angeles clothing/BMX bike store, On Some Shit, six months ago, Grandmaison joked that Peep stole his girl. He also joked that Peep was “not dead yet, but he’s working on it.” Still, when he got the news that Peep had died from an overdose, it took him an hour of refreshing his social feeds before he believed it. Even then, he figured that Peep would recover. He did not.
Marcia Weber wasn’t supposed to be a gallery owner. Her plan was to teach.
But while working at the Montgomery Museum of Art, that plan went by the wayside.
“His vocabulary, his Southern accent, was a little difficult for some of the curators there at the time,” she said.
Like everyone in New Orleans, Brandan “Bmike” Odums’ life was changed forever by Hurricane Katrina.
Odums is a natural-born artist who was encouraged to pursue art early on by his peers. Although he attended the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, he didn’t see how making art could become a viable career path and shifted his focus to filmmaking after graduation. He quickly found himself shooting guerilla style music videos for everyone from Juvenile to Trombone Shorty.