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STRIKE: The Cult Classic That Never Was

Strike!, the 1998 film written and directed by Sarah Kernochan, was not supposed to be titled that. And, sometimes, it’s known as All I Wanna Do. 

“The original title, my title, was The Hairy Bird,” Sarah Kernochan introduced at a rare and recent screening at the Metrograph in New York, “which was a euphemism in the 60s at boarding schools for penis.read more.

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Spreading Joy: Ayodele Casel – Tap Dancer & Choreographer

Since I first saw Ayodele Casel dance with her company in 2016, I’ve been an enthusiastic fan, and I’ve introduced many friends to her performances. She’s won a Bessie Award (one of dance’s highest honors), was a Drama Desk nominee for Outstanding Choreography for Funny Girl on Broadway, and was Artist in Residence at Harvard University.read more.

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Claire McMillan: Creativity, Friendship & Tarot Cards

When most people think of women and surrealism, they inevitably think of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. But Frida wasn’t the only female artist working in dreamscapes (or nightmare escapes) in Mexico. Spanish painter Remedios Varo and English artist Leonora Carrington also found refuge in Mexico after running from the Nazis in Vichy-occupied France.… read more.

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Carole A. Feuerman: Touching Eternity Beneath the Surface 

Lucky New Yorkers in the know – and even luckier visitors – are directing their friends to Sea Idylls, Carole Feuerman’s Monumental Exhibition on Park Avenue between 34th and 39th streets in Manhattan.

Guest Post by Amanda Wall

An extension of Carole’s solo exhibition at Galeries Bartoux at 104 Central Park South, swimmer goddesses cascade down Park Ave as if they found their perfect temple of worship.… read more.

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Conversation with Chelsea O’Donnell of Stress Dolls

Being on your own side is already hard enough, but the difficulty of it is often compounded by factors often outside of our control. A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Chelsea O’Donnell, the heart of musical project “Stress Dolls,” about her band, her music, and how chronic illness has affected both her personal life and her creative career.… read more.

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Jazz Violinist Regina Carter: “I Wanted to Have My Own Voice.”

Regina Carter is a musician I have admired for years. She’s a jazz violinist and composer whose performances are electrifying. When I found out that a friend could connect me with her, I jumped at the chance. Interviewing her was like speaking with an old friend. She was warm, friendly, and open.

When Regina plays, she radiates exuberance.… read more.

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