Posts Tagged ‘kill lincoln’

ToDo ToDay: Quraishi, Puff Pieces, and Black Alley

In the early ’80s, a young Afghan high school student now known simply as Quraishi fled his country ahead of impending battles between the Soviet Union and the Afghan mujahedeen. He traveled through the Afghan mountains before ending up in New York City with dreams of becoming a guitarist. But when he heard that religious [...]

ToDo ToDay: Elizabeth Gilbert, Raheem DeVaughn, and Rory Albanese

Elizabeth Gilbert’s name alone inspires a particular brand of hatred in some circles: Eat, Pray, Love was such privileged-white-lady bullshit, wasn't it? But recent interviews Gilbert gave to Mother Jones and the New York Times Magazine have me thinking that her first novel in 13 years, The Signature of All Things, won’t be so hated. Set in the 19th century, it stars [...]

ToDo ToDay: Surveillance Art, Page to Stage Festival, and Tropicalia’s Birthday

As Edward Snowden has shown us, we’re all being watched. For some lesser-known artists, that might be good news. The Washington Project for the Arts’ timely experimental media show, “Cyber In Securities,” features artists whose work looks at the experience of tracking or being tracked—by private marketers, data miners, drones, or governments—in an effort to [...]

ToDo ToDay: Victoria Fu! The Toasters!

In “Lorem ipsum I” and “Lorem ipsum II,” San Diego-based video artist Victoria Fu documents, in near-silence, a cryptic young woman in a pleasant house and garden whose face is usually tantalizingly out of reach. Some of her box-within-box video tricks are drawn straight from the 24 and CSI: Miami bag of tricks, though the grainy, watery [...]

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