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Buhmann on Art

DAVID ROW: THERE AND BACK Row’s first New York solo show in years features stunning shaped canvases and related works on paper. While their unusual polygonal form is new for the artist, the compositions still reflect his signature abstract vocabulary. For decades, Row has employed heavily worked layers of lush oil paint to gradually form read more here »

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Defining Class, After the Market Crashed

BY SCOTT STIFFLER    |  Whether under glass or just out of reach, you’ll long for their touch — but where would you go, really, if you had access to these sleek, elegantly crafted, extraordinarily detailed garments that transform a well-proportioned body into a walking work of art? FIT exhibit puts extravagant elegance in its read more here »

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On the Glories of ‘Homicide Hunter’

BY TRAV S.D.  travsd.wordpress.com  | If you’re feeling stressed out by life in New York with all its attendant pitfalls and dangers, do what I do: gratuitously rubberneck at the disasters that happen in other cities. The Investigation Discovery channel’s show “Lt. Joe Kenda: Homicide Hunter” is a window into the murder culture of the small-to-medium read more here »

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All the city’s a stage, its pedestrians major players

BY NORMAN BORDEN  |  Matthew Pillsbury is a photographer with a unique vision of contemporary metropolitan life. For the last decade or so, he’s been taking long exposure, large format (8×10 inch film) black and white photographs that compel viewers to slow down and smell the roses, so to speak — or at least take read more here »

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Dance music around New York

BY M. VAUGHAN  |   JULIO BASHMORE, HUXLEY AND THOMAS SCHUMACHER This is Webster Hall’s personal flavor of dance-party. Girls & On March 13, Brooklyn’s Output might as well be a UK club. Julio Bashmore — who, despite the ethnically ambiguous name, is actually a redheaded, red-bearded producer borne out of Bristol’s bass scene. He has enjoyed read more here »

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Just Do Art, March 6, 2014

BY SCOTT STIFFLER   |  GROUP EXHIBIT: FLY ZONE  Living in an age of interconnectivity and information overload has done little to awaken the global consciousness, when it comes to reducing the toll war takes on its youngest victims. But greed, anger and theft of resources haven’t shattered the “joyful innocence that children carry within read more here »

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Improvised exploration, no net required

BY SAM SPOKONY |  The nonet has long been an enticing format for jazz composers, filling that space that exists somewhere between a nimble trio and a hulking big band. Tenor saxophonist Lucas Pino is one young musician who already understands the nonet’s unique energy, having formed his first nine-piece group five years ago as read more here »

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Your Local Drop

BY M. VAUGHAN   |  facebook.com/mvaughanmusicsoundcloud.com/mikawvawn GIRLS & BOYS: MOON BOOTS  & TREASURE FINGERS This is Webster Hall’s personal flavor of dance-party. Girls & Boys has been a mainstay in the all-ages club scene for several years. It manages to bring noteworthy acts to an accessible venue without the pretensions of a guest list and bottles read more here »

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A window on a way of life long gone

BY NORMAN BORDEN  |  For those interested in the cultural and political history of New York City during one of its most creative and turbulent periods –– 1958 to 1979 –– you will be enthralled by the more than 130 vintage prints in this sprawling exhibition of Fred McDarrah’s work for the Village Voice. As read more here »

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Lost lambs on a hero’s journey

BY SCOTT STIFFLER   |  If Shakespeare were around in the 1960s, his mighty pen and massive stable of players might have found a suitable home in the comic book pages — where, like the best Marvel and DC superheroes, their origin stories and epic adventures could be told by the master, then adapted by read more here »

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