10 Things Every Art Punk Kid Should Experience In Paris
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10 Things Every Art Punk Kid Should Experience In Paris

A rough guide for the Art Punks. The New Yorkers that crawled from their LES dives and went abroad. The Bohemian Non-French People of the world. The Outsiders. This is a list for you. Continue reading

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Touch Me.  Feel Me.  Stories That Want Your Touch:  An Interview With Joel Golombeck of Rocket Chair Media
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Touch Me. Feel Me. Stories That Want Your Touch: An Interview With Joel Golombeck of Rocket Chair Media

When I met Joel Golombeck, of Rocket Chair Media, last year at a literary happy hour, I was intrigued to hear about his apps for the Ipad. Not only are they grounded in literature, but they are also grounded in the art of storytelling. I was wary at first, and here comes a confession – … Continue reading

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Summer Hirtzel, A Poet On The Run

Summer Hirtzel: Traveler. She’s also a fantastic artist. Born in the valley of Northern California, this Hampshire College alum started feeling restless in her adopted hometown of Amherst, Massachusetts after her fifth year. She bravely shifted gears, uprooted, and took on the lifestyle of a traveler, seeking inspiration. She’s a poet. A student of art … Continue reading

Balthus: Cats And Girls; Paintings And Provocations At The Met
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Balthus: Cats And Girls; Paintings And Provocations At The Met

Bathus: Cats and Girls at the Metropolitan Museum of Art open until January 12, 2014. Curator Sabine Rewald presents thirty-five of the modernist Polish-French artist’s works from the 1930s-1950s.  The most arresting works in this exhibition are comprised of Balthus’ numerous  portraits of his sitter-muse, the adolescent Thérèse. As invoked by the additional subtitle, paintings … Continue reading

[LIT] Nostalgia And Validation: A Review of Sari Botton’s <i>Goodbye To All That</i>
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[LIT] Nostalgia And Validation: A Review of Sari Botton’s Goodbye To All That

A very smart friend gifted me this book for Christmas. It was the perfect gift, because I am a writer and I loved and left New York, and also, unbeknownst to my friend, I had read about the book in an upstate magazine months earlier and put it on my mental “to-read” list. The basics: … Continue reading

6 Modern Boy/Girl Duets That Are Totally Worth Your While
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6 Modern Boy/Girl Duets That Are Totally Worth Your While

Let’s go a step beyond the ever-loved Moldy Peaches song, “Anybody Else But You,” and take a peek at other duets of the past decade. Long gone are the days of schmaltzy love songs (thankfully). That said, boy/girl duets are still very popular. Below are tracks that ought to be recognized for how sincere, open, and relatable they are. Much appreciation for the modern twist of the classic song style. Continue reading