Saturday, October 12, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
|The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles began restoration work last week on John Wehrle's Hollywood Freeway mural Galileo, Jupiter, Apollo, 1983|
|Photo © Patricia Jones|
Thursday, July 18, 2013
I was doing some background research on the Stonewall Uprising, where a commemorative plaque was supposed to be installed this week (the ceremony has been postponed), and I came across Dave Van Ronk, a blues guitarist who was among the few people who could confirm having been at the Stonewall on the night of June 28, 1969. Now I can't stop listening to his music.
Monday, May 20, 2013
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Monday, April 1, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
An unusual application to the landmarks commission, filed in December, would have allowed the congregation to demolish its building and replace it with a new development — including a sanctuary, a museum and space for residential use. But the synagogue that wanted to demolish itself now appears to have had a change of heart.
Read the full story in The Forward.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Several months ago, I was talking Marie Vic about her project, "Popcorn." The installation she was working on was really simple (it involved handing out bags of freshly-made popcorn to passersby in the Chelsea gallery district), but her preparation was really intense, and so even though all she wanted me to do was write a brief artist's statement for the show, we talked for hours about relational aesthetics, institutional critique in Chelsea, and loads of other topics that I hadn't had to think about (as part of my job, at least) since I was in college.
It was fun as hell. Hoping to give Marie some further background, I suggested a blog post I'd written for Hard to Reach about a show at Murray Guy that was relevant to her new project. Reading stuff for this blog has been like hearing my own voice played back to me, but eventually I did give the post a look, and I ultimately decided that most of what I wrote here between November 2010 and January 2012 was nothing to be ashamed of.
Now that I'm freelancing full-time, it's come up that I should try to revive this thing. I've decided to start by re-posting some recent articles in The Forward and The New York Times, as well as a mix I made for a friend's wedding in the fall. Here they are.
Landmark Synagogue Seeks Right to Demolish Itself
Is 1850 Lower East Side Shul Crumbling Beyond Repair?
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|Photo by Kirsten Luce, via NYTimes.com|
Later, Sully, who was serving as a bartender, projected a 1980 Sonny Chiba film, “Shogun’s Ninja,” on a screen opposite the bar. Sully had been toting an archaic Walkman cassette player for music, and played mix tapes he had prepared especially for the evening. The alternative, he said, would have been flipping records over a turntable. But there was simply no room.
Read the full article on cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com
And finally, my wedding gift Isaac Plumb and Erin Mesa, a tribute to His Awesomeness Al Pacino.
More to follow. Promise.
More to follow. Promise.