Category Art

Film Festival

As some of you may know, I have abandoned Brooklyn to move back to the Bay Area because the recession is kicking my delicate butt. So, here’s a poster I noticed in Gordo’s this evening. It piqued my interest because I am quite partial to women becoming a significant force in the film world (Go […]

Happy Women’s History Month!

I have been reading the book, Cunt.  It’s a fantastic book by Inga Muscio.  The author’s website has womanifestoes that fans and readers have submitted. So, to start off Women’s History Month, I am going to include one. “Irigaray wrote that as women we are always plural: two lips touching each other, secretly, constantly. as […]

National Museum Day is September 26, 2009

View from inside the Brooklyn Museum amidst Rodin’s Burghers of Calais The Smithsonian sponsored National Museum Day is tomorrow.  It is a nationwide celebration of museums, large and small!  There are over 800 institutions participating nationwide.  Once you download the admissions card (on the website) you and a guest have gained free admission to the participating […]

ABC Carpet and Home

ABC Carpet and Home is in the Flatiron district right above Union Square on 18th and Broadway.  This store has six floors and has installed a restaurant next door, Pipa Tapas y Mas (which has the most delicious brunch!) to show off some of their wares in action.  Believe me, if I could afford to […]

Tyler Perry and Ntozake Shange

Turns out Tyler Perry according to Variety (which I thought was a relic of 1950s Hollywood) has been asked to produce the venerable Ntozake Shange’s For Coloured Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf.  Having been a theatre major in a past life and aching to see myself reflected in my passion I […]

Luggage

No longer in college (for two years; not to mention I am pretty settled here in Brooklyn) there has been no need for humungous luggage prepared to take a beating for the 3000 mile trip every three to four months between BDL and SFO or Oakland Airport, so I have been gradually replacing all my […]

Lady Film Directors

There are so few ladies directing feature films that I feel an obligation to watch in homage to my sister’s future career as a filmmaker.  Of late, there have been Julie Taymor’s Across the Universe, Kathyrn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker, and now it seems Jane Campion has a wonderful film to be released in mid-September […]