Saul Alinsky’s name has been thrown around a lot recently. Who is he, what did he do, and why are people so afraid of him?
Raoul Peck, director of “I Am Not Your Negro,” also recently released a film about the young Karl Marx.
Adolf Hitler’s personal phone has sold at auction for a whopping $243,000.
Turkey’s Erdogan regime continues its war on the free press this week by shutting down a satirical magazine for a cartoon about Moses.
The title of Aaron Copland’s most famous piece, far from being a meaningless platitude, is a clear political statement.
A 1904 wedding film just might contain the only known footage of Marcel Proust, author of “In Search of Lost Time.”
The Getty Institute of Research recently opened an online exhibition dedicated to the ruins of Palmyra, but is this enough to preserve its memory?
Yesterday, we reported on the death of Stanley Bard, the former head of the Chelsea Hotel, which for decades served as a meeting place and living space for artists of all kinds. Today, we report on another deceased titan of the New York creative scene, Harvey Lichtenstein. Lichtenstein, who led the pioneering Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) for over 30 years, died on February 11th at the age of 87. According to the article, BAM was “provincial and poorly attended” before Lichtenstein’s tenure. Upon his arrival at BAM, Lichtenstein breathed new life into the institution – promoting and cultivating new, avant-garde works that many other institutions were afraid to present.
After a string of celebrity deaths this past year, the patron saint of New York celebrities has died as well. As dnainfo reports, Stanley Bard, once the manager of the Chelsea Hotel, died in Boca Raton, Florida on Tuesday at 82.
According to a story from Buzzfeed, an Israeli tech company may have falsely accused Donald Trump of plagiarizing parts of his inaugural address.