Monthly Archives: June 2015

‘Cuddles’ Disturbs and Lingers

A two-role play with a single, simple set, Joseph Wilde’s debut play Cuddles is an uncluttered and concise monster story. You have two sisters, Eve and Tabby. One is a 13-year-old vampire. The other is her captor. One loves Harry … Continue reading

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‘Revolution of the Eye’ On View at the Jewish Museum

The latest exhibit at the Jewish Museum, “Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television,” is the first museum exhibition to look at how avant-garde art influenced TV from the 1940s to the 1970s. Many of … Continue reading

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Obliteration Room comes to David Zwirner

With a name like “The Obliteration Room,” the keystone installation of Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition at David Zwirner sounds grim. The mind imagines perhaps black walls, gray graffiti and mushroom clouds. But nothing could be further from the truth. What you … Continue reading

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Underground Auditions

Anyone who has ridden a New York subway has seen them, buskers playing in twos and threes or simply solo on any of the world’s repertoire of instruments, case open or hat on the ground to catch tossed coins and … Continue reading

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‘Fun Home’ Comes Alive on the Broadway Stage

Casual movie analysts will already know the name Alison Bechdel from the Bechdel test, her famous rubric. It’s a deliberately low bar by which to measure women’s involvement in films, with only three criteria. 1. The work must have two … Continue reading

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Kolonihavehus is a Night-Light for a Giant’s Home

Tom Fruin’s sculputre Kolonihavehus is a night-light for a giant’s home. Currently on show in the Brooklyn Bridge Park, the shed-sized steel and plexiglass house is a feast of color, glowing brilliantly at night from lights both inside and out, … Continue reading

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