In the Apocalypse: A Poem by Puma Perl

In the Apocalypse: A Poem by Puma Perl

It’s the apocalypse Men fall in love with their wives and their wives call their mothers and check on the kids and the men bake bread and the women paint the ceiling   Partners live in houses and watch movies together or alone on different floors They talk about what to eat even more than […]

My CoviDiary; Being an Introduction to This Project

My CoviDiary; Being an Introduction to This Project

Note: Below, find the latest diary entry, then the original March 18, 2020 posting, then all others that followed. My CoviDiary is reprinted, with the author’s permission, from its original publication via maxburbank.wordpress.com. My CovidDiary, 3/27/2020: Not a Morning Person BY MAX BURBANK | I gotta tell you, until late yesterday, I had no idea […]

Women From Across the World Dominate Chelsea’s Dance Card

Women From Across the World Dominate Chelsea’s Dance Card

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER NOTE: In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Live Arts and The Joyce Theater have suspended their programming. For details, click on the applicable links below, to be taken to their websites. Scottish Ballet | Celebrating its 50th anniversary, this boundary-breaking troupe returns to town with a double bill: Sophie Laplane’s Sibilo, to […]

‘Live Feed’ Commissions at New York Live Arts

‘Live Feed’ Commissions at New York Live Arts

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | New York Live Arts celebrates Women’s History Month and the centennial of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with a series of new works by award-winning female choreographers, starting this weekend with Kimberly Bartosik/daela’s through the mirror of their eyes, which has a score by Sivan Jacobovitz and an all-star cast […]

Baby Shark Attacks L.O.L. Surprise, at Toy Fair 2020

Baby Shark Attacks L.O.L. Surprise, at Toy Fair 2020

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Once a year, the Jacob Javits Center is transformed into a giant toy box for Toy Fair New York. Alas, children cannot attend. It is reserved only for members of the toy industry (and lucky kids who parents work in the toy business). We infiltrated this wonderland for a look at […]

Noise, Nothingness, Hopper: This Month, in Chelsea Dance

Noise, Nothingness, Hopper: This Month, in Chelsea Dance

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER Cherylyn Lavagnino Dance | This triple bill, choreographed by Chelsea resident Lavagnino, features two works to music by composer Martin Bresnick: the 2016 Veiled, and the brand-new Tales of Hopper. The latter plucks characters from eight moody paintings by Edward Hopper, and locates them in transparent set pieces by designer Jesse Seegers; […]

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice &… Blah

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice &… Blah

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Pershing Square Signature Center’s Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre is a long, narrow, terraced space with seating on three sides; performers practically fall in the laps of spectators. So when Michael Zegen and Ana Nogueira, who play Ted and Alice in the New Group’s musical version of Bob & Carol & Ted & […]

Book Review: ‘Birthdays Before and After’

Book Review: ‘Birthdays Before and After’

BY ELIZABETH GREY | Poetry and I are uneasy friends. I find some of it moving, and some of it beyond my pay grade. I grow annoyed with poems that try too hard to be good; or even words, important. I am exasperated by metaphors that sound like they were fretted over for days. I […]

In Chelsea, Three Generations of Artists Chart Their Own Course

In Chelsea, Three Generations of Artists Chart Their Own Course

BY PUMA PERL | In mid-October, 2019, Gina Healy, her daughter, Simone Wolff, and her mother, Mindy Rinkewich, set off on a trip to Eastern Europe. Rinkewich, age 90, had been invited to be a featured reader at the 3rd International Poetic Conference in Poznań, Poland; Gina and Simone were to accompany her. Gina and […]

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