New York City

Now Is The Time When Thoughts Turn To Fire Monkeys

By |February 14th, 2016|

Every year I write a Lunar New Year’s post filled with goals and ideas that I aspire to complete. But this year, no grand aspirations came to me in time for the actual holiday on February 8th. And now, after a week of deliberation, I’m […]

Lotus Moment: Reggio And I

By |February 2nd, 2016|

Why This Is Awesome: Yesterday marked my 6-month anniversary of living on the East Coast, and like the move itself, it was a day of confusion, wonder, gratitude, exploration, depression and fatigue. I didn’t quite know how to capture it or even if I should. […]

All Roads Lead To Here – A Night With Jim Shaw’s The End Is Here

By |January 11th, 2016|

“… The Grinch’s small heart grew three sizes that day”

By |December 22nd, 2015|

Lotus Moment: The Drumadic World of Jazz

By |December 13th, 2015|

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Revolution In Motion: Where Dance & Activism Meet

By |November 22nd, 2015|

Jawole Willa Jo Zollar understood AntBoogie’s approach all too well, but she too has seen how the backlash to an artistic response to inequality can burn your project and your company as well. When her pioneering dance organization Urban Bush Women was selected to receive […]

I Know What You Did Last October (Berman, Zola & Brooks)

By |November 10th, 2015|

It’s no surprise to anyone that NYC is brimming with guest lecturers and book signings to feed its massive bookworm population. And it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that someone who has met authors as varied as Ray Bradbury, Vanessa Garcia, Barbara Ehrenreich […]

Can You Candombe? and How Argentina Lost Its Roots

By |September 24th, 2015|

I feel shame. Well, a little shame. Why? Because until 5 weeks ago, I had never heard of the dance and tradition of candombe, the Afro-Latino art form unique to Uruguay and the descendants of African slaves in the Southern region of South America. Thankfully […]

I’m A People Watcher

By |September 21st, 2015|

I suppose every writer in some way or another watches people. Some may do so unabashedly. Others are a bit more discreet. Yet when your life insists you always notice the forest as well as the trees, you can’t quite help but become enamored by […]

A Hoosier in Tri-State

By |August 27th, 2015|

Soooo … This is an art & culture blog, but for some strange reason, I feel compelled to share thoughts and images about the kooky, crazy tri-state world I’m trying desperately to navigate on a daily basis. So instead of fighting my instincts, I’ve decided […]