The Road Behind: GWAR After Oderus

Well I’m traveling down the road And I’m carrying that heavy load I walk around in a stupor Sleazy, I cant do the show   Last April, Dave Brockie, better known as Oderus Urungus, lead singer of the band GWAR, died of a heroin overdose. I wrote about...
Jessica Cochran’s Notes on Prospect 3

Jessica Cochran’s Notes on Prospect 3

Guest post by Jessica Cochran Since it opened nearly two weeks ago, many of the nation’s foremost critics have weighed in on the successes and failures of Prospect 3: Notes for Now, New Orleans’ third international biennial of contemporary art, curated by Franklin...
What You Should Have Noticed in October

What You Should Have Noticed in October

Welcome to this month’s edition of What You Should Have Noticed, a monthly article wherein I try to hit the highlights of art news from the last four days. This month is mostly whining, counter-whining, and regional defensiveness, but what’s new? As for...
EDITION #39

EDITION #39

Arnold Johnson as Putney Swope. Comedian Shows Funny Movie Sparks serious discussion Yesterday afternoon we took a trip to the new Black Cinema House space on 72nd and Kimbark to see the 1969 film, Putney Swope. The screening featured an introduction by comedian,...
Who pays artists?

Who pays artists?

In a recent review in the New Yorker of the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition of local art, “Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond,” Peter Schjeldahl singles out BFAMFAPHD as puncturing the effervescent mood of the exhibition, saying...