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Image above: Vik Muniz
A Bar at the Folies-Bergère after Édouard Manet, from the Pictures of Magazines 2 series, 2012.
Out of the refuse of modern life—torn scraps of outdated magazines, destined for obscurity—Muniz has assembled an ode to one of the first paintings of modern life. Édouard Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, painted in 1882, explores the treachery of nineteenth-century Parisian nightlife through the depiction of a bartender attending to a male patron reflected in the mirror behind her. Muniz plays on Manet’s style, replacing Manet’s visible brushstrokes with the frayed edges of torn paper and lending the work immense visual interest.
“Thank you for DogStarNYC, in general. The site speaks to so many kinds of interests; it discerns which qualities will appeal to many different tastes in a tremendous number of activities. I love how it encourages young people to pay attention to the unusual.
In New York we let so many teens walk around the periphery, mildly shell-shocked by life, while the information that they need to make sense of their world sits in the center of the room. DogStarNYC welcomes them into the middle of the room; the blog tells them how to walk there. ” - Stacy L.
DOG STAR is the creation of a high school English teacher in New York City. This blog began in 2008 as an online community for a journalism class and has since evolved into a curated site on the creative arts, arts-related news and a guide to free and low-cost events for teens. Our mission is to offer teens real-life options for enjoying all the creative arts in New York City. May wisdom guide you and hope sustain you. The more you like art, the more art you like!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Check out Oneil Vargas-Estevez's blog here!
FREE! THIS SATURDAY! LADIES NIGHT THEME! First Saturdays Party at Brooklyn Museum Features Live Bands, Special Guests, Hands-on Art Activities - Go with a group of friends and make it a great Saturday night!
DOG STAR readers enjoy a free party and this monthly event never disappoints. Brooklyn Museum is free after 5pm and all kinds of activities are planned for early evening folks with families (small children) to late evening dance party with a DJ on the upper floor.
The photo is a scene of the dance floor - it is packed with teenagers and twenty-somethings!
Monday, November 29, 2010
The view tonight from Dog Star's Brooklyn kitchen window: Click on larger to see those wacky, inky comic bubble clouds and that wild pink lipstick streak across the bottom at the rooftops (sometimes the best things in life really are free!)
Imaginary Dog Star Soundtrack: We're bumpin' to Florence & The Machine "Dog Days Are Over" - Happiness hit her like a train on a track / Coming towards her stuck still no turning back / She hid around corners and she hid under beds
THIS FRIDAY! Teen Movie Night at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) - Go for free pizza, free movies and free friends at MoMA! (Enter on West 54th Street, not main entrance on West 53rd - avoid the crowds!)
This Friday night program of pizza and a movie is a great and free alternative to hanging out in Union Square (it's too cold anyway) or sneaking in and out of Times Square screen.
Beyond the Camera
PHOTOGRAPHER: Carol M. Highsmith.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Discover new animated film by Bill Plympton "Idiots & Angels" - Also animated Kanye West video for "Heard 'Em Say"
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Jay Z's EMPIRE STATE OF MIND Lifts Drum Track from Isaac Hayes' 1978 "Breakthrough" - We like 'em both!
LAST WEEK BEFORE IT CLOSES! Discover Lyle Owerko's photos of old-school boombox in this FREE show at Clic Gallery
Friday, November 26, 2010
FREE! World AIDS Day Events for December 1 Use the Day to Raise Awareness of HIV Prevention Among Your Friends
December 1 - A 24-hour event.
December 1, 6-9pm
Candlelight Vigil, Time of Reflection and Reading of Names of Those We Have Lost to AIDS, World AIDS Day Gathering.
Here is link to Don Draper on the TV show!
From the poem:
Now I am quietly waiting for the castastrophe of my personality to seem beautiful again, and interesting, and modern. The country is grey and brown and white in trees, snows and skies of laughter always diminishing, less funny not just darker, not just grey. It may be the coldest day of the year, what does he think of that? I mean, what do I? And if I do, perhaps I am myself again.
"Having a Coke With You"
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Very Funny Stuff! NUTTY by Paul Rudnick (Mr. Peanuts Speaks Out About His Troubled Past & His Glorious Present)
After watching Portia de Rossi promoting her new memoir about her anorexia, her struggle to come out as a lesbian, and her eventual happy marriage to Ellen DeGeneres, I feel emboldened. (Although I regret that, because I am a carbohydrate, Portia may fear me.)
And after seeing Ricky Martin discuss his new memoir, about his coming out and his joy in becoming the father of beautiful twin sons, I think it’s time to tell the world that Benson and I will soon be adopting a jumbo cashew and a pair of Jordan almonds; some people will call it bridge mix, but for Benson and me it’s our family.
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One day is there of the series
by Emily Dickinson
One day is there of the series
Termed "Thanksgiving Day"
Celebrated part at table
Part in memory -
Neither Ancestor nor Urchin
I review the Play -
Seems it to my Hooded thinking
Had There been no sharp subtraction
From the early Sum -
Not an acre or a Caption
Where was once a Room
Not a mention whose small Pebble
Wrinkled any Sea,
Unto such, were such Assembly,
'Twere "Thanksgiving day" -