Ann Fensterstock is the author of the book Art On The Block. The book charts the history of the New York art world over the last sixty years. Unlike other cultural and business districts in New York, the hub of the art scene has had a tendency to pick up and move. Over the last six decades artists and galleries have moved from uptown to downtown, spread across lower Manhattan, and set up shop across the East River in Brooklyn. Art on the Block tells the story of this migration and explores why the art world doesn’t stay put.
The struggle to sustain quality international reporting in a digital age, yet it’s importance in understanding international leaders.
This week tune in for the five creepiest places on Earth! Then we chat with freelance writer Vera Marie Badertscher, creator of A Traveler’s Library!
Mobile Week – Institutes and individuals embrace digitization for cultural preservation. Libraries and museums have evolved with the times, as have artists.
Fred Ritchin is an authority on the future of photography. He’s written several books on the subject, and his newest, Bending the Frame: Photojournalism, Documentary and the Citizen, is published by Aperture. In the book Ritchin takes a critical look at the state of documentary photography and visual journalism in the twenty-first century media landscape. Richin wonders, do photographs still have any power in a world where billions of images are made, shared, linked, and liked every day? Bending the Frame also asks the question: how can photojournalists and citizens use photography to help solve some of the world’s problems, rather than just document them?
College is not the time for designing a sophisticated domestic setting. Therefore, it’s best to be discerning of what not to pack for school. From your favorite books to toasters, BTR staffers have rounded up the best items to leave behind.
Happiness Week – It’s a common parental instinct to protect children from things they may not yet understand. Subjects that may elicit fright or confusion in a child are typically shielded, up until a certain age, at which a parent decides a child is mature enough to encounter such material.
Artist Greg Fadell was bored by traditions of art history, so he altered inkjet prints and posters of iconic works by brushing them with chemical solvents. His work is on display at MOCAD in Michigan.
This week on The Hash, hosts Molly and Dane discuss a ‘Cosmo’ piece on how to get a boyfriend. Then, the pair analyzes a Jessica Valenti piece that talks about sexism as it pertains to the media we consume. The show wraps with Molly and Dane divulging the stories of their first relationships.
Blacklist Week – BTR is getting a jump on Banned Books Week by discussing our favorite books that have been challenged or banned either in the United States or abroad. Our picks include ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’, ‘The Catcher in the Rye’, and more.
Storytellers gather in NYC to share personal writing for the Moth StorySLAM. Housing Works Bookstore Cafe in SoHo hosted one of these events last week, where writers shared their experience with distance.
Jordan Buschur works with themes to paint books, donate to causes, and curate exhibits.
The Sketchbook Project comprises personal artistic interpretations from people all over the globe.
Disruptive Week – Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited is hurting self-published authors financially and changing writing styles.
Inspired Week – Fans of TV, movies, and books don’t always simply consume media–sometimes they inspire it.
This week, The Hash covers friendships, hopeless romanticism vs. cynicism, and what to read.