CULTURE

RAVE MUSIC PUTS A POSITIVE SPIN ON PROTESTS IN COUNTRIES RIDDLED WITH CONFLICT

“Techno unites us,” says one sign that a protestor in Lebanon holds up to the night sky as hundreds of people gather in Martyrs’ Square in Beirut. Nationwide protests in Lebanon began last month as a response to the government’s lack of initiative in finding solutions to the economic crisis, the worst since the end…

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BROOKLYN MUSEUM ADDRESSES REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS CONTROVERSY WITH FILM FESTIVAL

Reproductive Rights Film Festival November 8th - 9th The Brooklyn Museum 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY The Brooklyn Museum introduces a film festival devoted to reproductive rights, a highly politicized topic in 2019. It's been more than 4 decades since Roe v. Wade passed, and yet the conversation surrounding a women's right to choose if,…

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NEW YORK’S LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL, NEW FEST, CELEBRATES 30+ YEAR HISTORY

NEW YORK’S LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL October 23-29, 2019 Locations: VA Theatre - 333 W 23rd St. Cinépolis - Chelsea 260 W 23rd St. The LGBT Community Center - 208 W 13th St. New York's LGBTQ film festival kicked off its week-long celebration dedicated to representing women, men, and non-binary people in the LGBTQ community through…

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THE MET TO CELEBRATE ITS 150TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2020

The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently announced the critical components of its upcoming 150th-anniversary celebration in 2020, which include significant gifts of art from around the world. Exhibitions and dynamic programs examine art, history, and culture, engaging The Met's local and global communities. Highlights of the year include the exhibition "Making The Met," 1870–2020, the…

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NEW HIGH LINE INSTALLATION BRINGS AWARENESS TO PRISON REFORM

Hank Willis Thomas and Dr. Baz Dreisinger: The Writing on the Wall On view: October 31 – November 10 The High Line NYC A new art installation is coming to the High Line at the end of October, highlighting international justice reform. Titled The Writing on The Wall, the exhibit will display essays, poems, letters,…

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NYC BALLET’S MARC HAPPEL ON “DESIGN IN MOTION” A RETROSPECTIVE COSTUME EXHIBIT

Design in Motion A NYC Ballet Fall Fashion Gala Retrospective September 24, 2019 - October 20, 2019 11am-10pm  INTERSECT BY LEXUS 412 West 14th St Marc Happel might not be the face of the NYCB stage, but he holds the plaster that brings the classical dance shows together. As Director of Costumes of the NYC…

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THE BOOMING TRIBECA ART SCENE + VIEW OUR INCLUSIVE GALLERY MAP

There has been a lot of buzz the last few weeks in the press and otherwise revolving around Tribeca as the new art world destination. From The New York Times article "TriBeCa, the New Art Stroll” by Will Heinrich to Jerry Saltz’s article in Vulture, "The Return of the Tribeca Art Scene" and the WSJ’s…

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THE ART WARRIORS OF THE SECOND WAVE OF FEMINISM

Ahhh... nothing like the second wave of feminism to fire up the engines of the feminist art movement. The feminist art movement kicked off full throttle during the second wave of feminism (1960s - 1980s), sparked by the civil and gay rights movements and anti-war demonstrations. Feminist artists during this era had a mission —…

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13 UNIQUE INTERNATIONAL MUSEUMS TO PUT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

If you love to museum hop and have visited the museums in your city five times over, look no further for inspiration on where to go. Get ready to go globetrotting because our comprehensive list of the most unusual museums covers all corners of the world, from New York to the bottom of the Caribbean…

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CHARGES AGAINST JEFFREY EPSTEIN

High-powered financier Jeffrey Epstein, who has a history of friendships with Donald Trump, Leslie Wexner and essentially every other powerful man in Palm Beach, Florida, has been accused by federal prosecutors of trafficking dozens of minors between 2002 and 2005. According to the indictment, Epstein used his immense fortune and connections to "create a vast…

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INTERNATIONAL ANTI-SACKLER PROTESTS RAISE QUESTIONS ABOUT CONTROVERSIAL ART FUNDING

Protesters travelled to Paris and demanded The Louvre Museum no longer bear the name of a family they feel is complicit in the opioid epidemic: the Sackler family. The Sacklers are a British-American family primarily known for founding and owning the massive pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharma. While many large pharmaceutical companies have come under fire…

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HOW TO TRAVEL THE WORLD BY YOURSELF

Going solo? Good for you. Traveling cross-country or overseas alone can seem very daunting, but time and time again it’s been described as a must-have experience by anyone who has done it. Taking in new surroundings unfiltered by the judgments, tastes or preferences of others gives you the chance to fully indulge yourself and have…

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THE CASE OF MARSHAE JONES: HOW RESTRICTIVE ABORTION LAWS IMPACT REAL WOMEN

Marshae Jones was five months pregnant when she was involved in an altercation at a Dollar General parking lot after work. In the midst of the fight, Jones, 27, was shot by the other party, resulting in the loss of her unborn child. A grand jury in the state of Alabama declined to indict the…

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REMEMBERING GLORIA VANDERBILT: STYLE ICON, ARTIST & AUTHOR

American heiress and socialite Gloria Vanderbilt has died of stomach cancer at the age of 95, leaving behind family and friends, including son Anderson Cooper. Born in New York in 1924, Vanderbilt lived her life as a painter, poet, fashion designer, style icon and author. The daughter of the heir to a railroad fortune and…

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CELEBRATE PRIDE MONTH WITH “INVASION” A COMING OUT STORY BY AARON WILLIAMS

In celebration of Pride Month, photographer Aaron Williams redacts his personal story on being gay and coming out. Williams feels like an invader every time he goes back to his middle-American hometown, where his true feelings were mocked and discarded as a child. In his eerie self-portrait series, he documents his feelings of loneliness in…

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MEET THE 20 CANDIDATES WHO WILL APPEAR ON STAGE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL DEBATE

The first primary debate of the 2020 campaign is coming up and the DNC has released the 20 candidates that qualify to take the stage. There are two ways to qualify for the debate: fundraising and polling, with some candidates (marked with an asterisk) qualifying through both methods. The debates will air June 26th and…

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DIANE VON FURSTENBERG OPENS INTERACTIVE LADY LIBERTY MUSEUM

On May 15th, 2019, Diane von Furstenberg, who donned herself Lady Liberty’s godmother, opened a brand new interactive Statue of Liberty Museum located across Ellis Island.  After 2 years of construction and gathering $100 million dollars for the project, this has been labeled as the most monumental addition to Liberty Island since the Statue herself.…

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ALABAMA ENACTS THE STRICTEST ABORTION BAN IN THE COUNTRY

Alabama's governor, Kay Ivey, just signed a bill that deems abortion a crime punishable by law - including the doctors that perform the procedure and the mother of the unborn child who seeks it. The Alabama Senate passed the bill 25-6. The law only allows exceptions "to avoid a serious health risk to the unborn…

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TOURMALINE’S “SALACIA” IS THE FIRST “HIGH LINE ORIGINALS” FILM BY HIGH LINE ART

TOURMALINE'S  "Salacia" The first High Line Originals film commission May 10 – July 3, 2019 Daily, beginning at dusk On the High Line at 14th St. Artist, filmmaker and activist Tourmaline presents the first work in High Line Art’s newest format: "High Line Originals." Part of High Line Channels, High Line Originals marks the first…

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