On the day that Zimmermann’s divorce was finalized, her husband—who had been missing for five days—was murdered.
In this exhibit of artists of Guyanese heritage, almost forty works of photography, painting, welded steel, works on paper, and sculpture provided the foundation for expression that covered a continuum from abstraction to political subtext.
As part of the “Reel Pieces” movie series at the 92Y in New York City, Annette Insdorf hosted Jeremy Irons in a screening of Trashed. Irons, the executive producer of the film, also takes on the role of citizen-journalist narrator. Along with director Candida Brady, they explore the issue of global waste—and how each individual [...]
In the tradition of “The China Syndrome” and “Silkwood,” “Promised Land” uses mainstream entertainment to delve into American values, corporate responsibility, and activism.
New York City has been home to many well known artists who have played a role in the story of 20th Century art. In a four-story brownstone in Park Slope, Brooklyn—a block from Prospect Park—I was able to sit down and speak with painter Kendall Shaw. At 88 years old, he may have slowed down, [...]
Ensler’s hope and goal is for each individual girl to “empower her authentic self.”
“Cinema. Dialogue. Understanding.” These words were on the screen at the Other Israel Film Festival, at the JCC in Manhattan, as the auditorium filled up on opening night. Sharqiya, by first time Israeli filmmaker Ami Livne, was receiving its New York premiere. It had garnered top honors at the Jerusalem Film Festival for best full-length [...]
Through the artistry and energy of drumming, Odile “Kiki” Katese, a Rwandan theater director, saw a channel for the many who were broken.
Individual activism matters. Coalesced into group action—it is mighty.
The scab of 9/11 may have fallen away, but the scar which remains has in no way faded with time.