As it happens, for the first time we have a writer nominated as both hatcheter and hatchetee.
The heckling of 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen as he received a NYFCC award was just the latest in a string of public incidents that led the organization to cut off its three-time former chairman. Andrew O’Hehir explains how it all came to this.
MoMA’s Excoriated Expansion: The Critics Pile On (plus AFAM’s good year)
Source: CultureGrrl | Published on 2014-01-14
After more than 15 months of bad blood, bad faith, worse publicity, and no music, orchestra management and musicians have agreed to a three-year contract that appears to include concessions from both sides.
“Their voices start going up; there seems to be almost a confrontation. Somebody throws popcorn, I’m not sure who threw the popcorn, and, bang, he was shot.”
D.C.’s ASL interpreters – who call themselves “terps” – “are charged with re-creating in crystal clarity speeches often known for nuance, importance and opacity.”
“A former personal secretary to Imelda R. Marcos was sentenced on Monday to two to six years in state prison in New York for conspiring to sell Impressionist masterpieces belonging to the Philippine government that disappeared when Ferdinand Marcos was ousted as president.”
Michael Kimmelman: “It would be truly radical for MoMA to save the former folk art building, but that’s not what the museum has ever really been about. MoMA wants more gallery space, and the expansion that drives the planned demolition is just more MoMA madness.”