Why, when finally caught, didn’t mark Landis land in jail? Here’s the rub. He was a consummate liar and a big-time deceiver but he’s never committed a jailable crime.
It’s important for there to be funds, curators, institutions, and audiences for art that can speak truth to power in unconstrained ways.
Reading “The Storytelling Animal” is akin to listening to a series of terrific humanities lectures given by a polymath professor with a P.T. Barnum streak.
We’re in this virtual reality age now, asking new questions about what art is. What has true meaning and what doesn’t?
In “Art,” playwright Yasmina Reza uses theater to explore how powerfully we defend our fears and rationalizations.
The year kicks off with few unusual productions — companies are depending on proven New York hits, such as the Yasmina Reza duo, the Tony award-approved “Red,” and “Green Eyes,” though the Tennessee Williams curio tantalizes.
In “Three Pianos,” three young actor-musicians unite in their irreverent passion for the music of Franz Schubert.
Inescapably erotic, flowers are all about desire. What are they but a glorious exhibition and frame of their own genitals?
Hard economic times hit artists in many different ways. One of the least remarked upon is when there is no longer enough cash for the studio. A local artist, who would prefer to remain anonymous, contemplates the end of having a space where creativity and independence can thrive.
Author Carol Verburg covers a sinfully neglected part of Edward Gorey’s career –- the books on his art deal cursorily, if at all, with his forays into theater as a director, designer, actor, and writer