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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Out of the refuse of modern life—torn scraps of outdated magazines, destined for obscurity—Muniz has assembled an ode to one of the first paintings of modern life.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.

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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!

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Monday, January 31, 2011

OPEN NOW! Global Africa Project Features Over 100 Artists at MAD MUSEUM (59th Street Columbus Circle) Bring your friends!

DOG STAR is excited to spread the news of this wonderful exhibit!  Too often people see African solely through the news media and do not see the country for its ethnic, cultural and creative diversity.  Global Africa Project, on view until May 15, is a unique opportunity to see a wide range of art and design and the hybrid influences on the people of this incredible continent.  Bring your friends!  Bring your family on Thursday nights at 6pm and each person pays $1 (it's pay-what-you-wish so we suggest $1 each, really!)  ALWAYS FREE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!
HERE FOR MAD MUSEUM WEBSITE
An unprecedented exhibition exploring the broad spectrum of contemporary African art, design, and craft worldwide, The Global Africa Project premieres at the Museum of Arts and Design this November. Featuring the work over 100 artists working in Africa, Europe, Asia, the United States, and the Caribbean, The Global Africa Project surveys the rich pool of new talent emerging from the African continent and its influence on artists around the world. Through ceramics, basketry, textiles, jewelry, furniture, and fashion, as well as selective examples of architecture, photography, painting, and sculpture, the exhibition actively challenges conventional notions of a singular African aesthetic or identity, and reflects the integration of African art and design without making the usual distinctions between "professional" and "artisan."
Global Africa Project, MAD Museum, Museum of Art Design

Imaginary Dog Star Soundtrack: We're bumpin' to "One" with original by U2 and re-make with Mary J. Blige - Did I disappoint you or leave a bad taste in your mouth? / Well it's too late tonight to drag the past out into the light / One love!



Sunday, January 30, 2011

Chloé's Rant: N-Word Children! (Dog Star Reader & Stand-Up Comic)

High 5 Tix for $5! Go with friends to see En El Tiempo De Las Mariposas (In The Time of the Butterflies) at Repertorio Espanol on East 27th Street




En El Tiempo De Las Mariposas (In The Time of the Butterflies) is the story of the courageous Mirabal sisters (Patria, Minerva y María Teresa) from the Dominican Republic. The sisters inspired resistance cells throughout the country against the dictatorial regime of Gen. Rafael Leónidas Trujillo. The "butterflies" -- their secret code name -- were brutally murdered by the regime in 1960. 
Please Note: These performances are presented in Spanish with live simultaneous English translation. 
Visit www.repertorio.org for more! 

Click the dates to purchase tix! 





FREE! THIS THURSDAY! Become a Teen Reviewer for High 5 at the Arts Connection TRaC Open House



Spring TRaC begins in March!
Ever dream of being a critic for The Village VoiceRolling StoneThe Source or The New York Times? The Teen Reviewers & Critics (TRaC) program is where you’ll get your start!

TRaC is an exceptional opportunity for committed high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who want to explore and experience the vast arts scene in New York City. Applications are now being accepted for the spring program.First come, first served!

In this FREE ten-week program, TRaC participants will:

* Attend world class performances and exhibitions.
* See how professional artists work, think and live.
* Visit venues and areas of NYC you’ve never been.
* Meet like minded peers from all over NY and NJ.
* Expand your understanding of critical writing and dialogue.
* Learn more about yourself!

All TRaC classes meet weekly for a two-hour workshop (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.) and every other week for one additional weekday or weekend outing. That’s 8 workshops and 5 outings! High 5 partners with the most cutting edge and prestigious cultural organizations to bring you the best of NYC. All classes run from March 1st through May 7th. Choose from SIX offerings:

DanceTRaC - meets Fridays, March 4 - May 6
In partnership with the Dance Theater Workshop

Visual Arts TRaC - meets Thursdays, March 3 - May 5
In partnership with the MAD Museum

Theater TRaC - meets Wednesdays, March 2 - May 4
In partnership with The Public Theater

Music TRaC - meets Thursdays, March 3 - May 5
In partnership with Carnegie Hall

Multi TRaC (a bit of everything) - meets Thursdays, March 3 - May 5
Film TRaC - meets Mondays, March 7 - May 2
Download an application form or visit www.high5tix.org/TRACfor more information. The Application Deadline is Thursday February 10th. Questions? Contact Eric Ost,TRaC Program Director, at 212-453-9485 oreost@high5tix.org.

Want to learn more?
Join us for the Spring TRaC Open House! Meet former TRaC participants and instructors, ask about their experiences, get a preview of the spring program and, just for coming, receive TWO FREE TIX to any High 5 show. Of course, light refreshments will be served.

TRaC OPEN HOUSE
Thursday, February 3rd, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
ArtsConnection Headquarters
520 8th Avenue (between 36th and 37th), 3rd Floor
RSVP to Eric Ost, 212-453-9485 or eost@high5tix.org

Dog Star Selects: "About My Mother," A Poem By Adam Zagajewski

About My Mother


I could never say anything about my mother:

how she repeated, you'll regret it someday,

when I'm not around anymore, and how I didn't believe

in either "I'm not" or "anymore,"

how I liked to watch as she read bestsellers,

always turning to the last chapter first,

how in the kitchen, convinced it's not

her proper place, she made Sunday coffee,

or, even worse, filet of cod,

how she studied the mirror while expecting guests,

making the face that best kept her

from seeing herself as she was (I take

after her here and in a few other weaknesses),

how she went on at length about things

that weren't her strong suit and how I stupidly

teased her, for example, when she

compared herself to Beethoven going deaf,

and I said, cruelly, but you know he

had talent, and how she forgave everything

and how I remember that, and how I flew from Houston

to her funeral and couldn't say anything

and still can't.


Translated from the Polish by Clare Cavanagh.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Upcoming Events at Schomburg Center for Black Culture (135th Street & Lenox Avenue in Harlem)

Talks @ the Schomburg:
The End of the Negro Writer: Julian Mayfield, John Henry Clarke, and James Baldwin
Monday, February 7, 2011 at 6 pm
Join us for a discussion and book signing featuring Dr. Lawrence Jackson, Professor of English and African American Studies at Emory University and author of The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics, 1934-1960. Free. First come, first served.
Performances @ the Schomburg
Dr. Larry Ridley and the Jazz Legacy Ensemble
Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 7 pm
Don’t miss Dr. Ridley and the Jazz Legacy Ensemble in concert featuring special guests, talented young jazz artists representing Jazz Studies Programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Tickets: Members, $16; Non-members, $20. Call the Schomburg Shop (212) 491-2206 or buy your tickets now at Telecharge.com.
Films @ the Schomburg:
Harlem in Film: I Remember Harlem (1980)
Part 1 & 2
Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 4 pm
Part 3 & 4
Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 4 pm
Free. Reserve your seats for the film screenings atschomburgrsvp@nypl.org or call (212) 491-2229.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

The world is infinitely more interesting than any of my opinions concerning it.
- Nicholas Nixon, Magnificent Ruin

FIREWORKS! Lunar New Year Coming Up this Week! FREE Events and Chinatown Parade (Bring your camera and your friends!)

DOG STAR urges devoted readers to attend any of these events, especially if you have never gone before.  The parade is a great way to experience traditional Chinese culture in New York City!  Although it is always in January or February, the Chinese New Year does not fall on the same date each year. This year Chinese New Year is on February 3, 2011. It is the year of the Rabbit. If you're curious about the various animals and the years they represent the 12 animals of the Chinese calendar are explained well here.
Firecracker Ceremony & Cultural Festival See Pictures of the Firecracker Ceremony Date: Thursday, February 3, 2011 Where: from 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in Roosevelt Park (between Grand & Hester Streets)The firecracker detonation, with expected attendance by local politicians and community leaders, is intended to ward off evil spirits. A large stage will feature all-day cultural performances by traditional and contemporary Asian-American singers and dancers. Plus, a dozen lion, dragon and unicorn dance troupes will march through Chinatown’s main streets, including Mott Street, the Bowery, East Broadway, Bayard Street, Elizabeth Street and Pell Street.
12th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival
See Pictures from the Chinese Lunar New Year Parade
The parade usually winds throughout Chinatown along Mott, Canal, and Bayard streets, and along East Broadway. 
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 4 pm, Sunday, February 6, 2011 Place: Canal Street South The spectacle features elaborate floats, marching bands, lion and dragon dances galore, Asian musicians, magicians, acrobats and procession by local organizations. Over 5,000 people are expected to march in the parade, which will start at Mott Street and promenade through practically every street in of Chinatown, finally dispersing at Worth Street. The parade is expected to conclude at 3 pm, at which time an outdoor cultural festival will take place on Bayard Street featuring more performances by musicians, dancers and martial artists.

Writer Salman Rushdie Reads from His Novel Shalimar the Clown

ANOTHER MOVIE? Take a date to Brooklyn Museum - Open until 10pm every Thursday & Friday (Pay just $1 for admission and enjoy great art!)

DOG STAR likes these new late hours at the Brooklyn Museum (mostly because all the little kids are home in bed and they're not running through the galleries!) so you will be able to take a date here, too! Pay $1.00 (it's suggested contribution, so Dog Star "suggests" you pay $1 and do not hesitate to do it!)










QUOTE OF THE DAY

"We pay a price for everything we get or take in this world; and although ambitions are well worth having, they are not to be cheaply won, but exact their dues of work and self-denial, anxiety and discouragement."
- Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942)

Watch DIGGY SIMMONS (nephew of hip hop legend Russell Simmons and son of Rev Run of RUN DMC)

Graphic Novels Rule! Discover Gene Yang's Wild & Wacky World of Math Geeks and Infant Tantrums in PRIME BABY

DOG STAR is graphic novel fan now but as a kid we did not obsessively read comic books.  Partly because they weren't around and available and partly because we had so much print literature available (in boxes, from yard sales, from other people's homes).  We like Art Spiegelman's MAUS series about his family's experiences in the Holocaust as well as a recent Hurricane Katrina story called A.D. After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld.
We came across Gene Yang when he was mentioned on another blog.  He created a graphic novel exclusively for the New York Times magazine but the entire series can be read online.  It's very funny!
Here for PRIME BABY at The New York Times
Here for Gene Yang's website and blog

Friday, January 28, 2011

Dog Star Selects: Great Shadow Art (More to come!) - You CAN try this at home (LOL!)

FREE! Will Ryman's Roses are Blooming on Park Avenue! If you are uptown make a point to walk over to Park Avenue to see these sculptures in the traffic islands! A garden surprise with all this snow!



Have you been to the Hopper show yet?! FREE FOR TEENS! Discover the Whitney Museum's new show "Modern Life: Edward Hopper & His Time" (On view until next April 2011) - Bring your friends and stay late on Fridays until 9pm

DOG STAR is excited about this new show at the Whitney Museum, "Modern Life:  Edward Hopper & His Time."  Why would you like it?  At a time - early 20th century, 1915-1960s - when many, many artists moved away from realistic painting to abstract shapes (Pablo Picasso) and then, later, to pop art (Andy Warhol), Hopper NEVER changed the way he painted.  He is an artist who always painted figures and landscapes realistically even if the popular trend was changing.

In this giant show at the Whitney, you will get to see some of Hopper's most famous pictures - including the one above, one of our favorites, called "South Carolina Morning."  The regal and proud woman in that red hat and dress is just stunning to see in person.  Who is she?  Is she waiting for someone?  Just enjoying the morning light?

And the best part:  ALWAYS FREE FOR TEENS!


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Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street
New York, NY 10021
General Information: (212) 570-3600
How to get here:
Subway: 6 Train to 77th Street

Read All About Shigeru Miyamoto - Master Visionary & Creator of Video Games in New Yorker Magazine Profile

When Shigeru Miyamoto was a child, he didn’t really have any toys, so he made his own, out of wood and string. He put on performances with homemade puppets and made cartoon flip-books. He pretended that there were magical realms hidden behind the sliding shoji screens in his family’s little house.  There was no television. His parents were of modest means but hardly poor. This was in the late nineteen-fifties and early nineteen-sixties, in the rural village of Sonobe, about thirty miles northwest of Kyoto, in a river valley surrounded by wooded mountains.


As he got older, he wandered farther afield, on foot or by bike. He explored a bamboo forest behind the town’s ancient Shinto shrine and bushwhacked through the cedars and pines on a small mountain near the junior high school. One day, when he was seven or eight, he came across a hole in the ground. He peered inside and saw nothing but darkness. He came back the next day with a lantern and shimmied through the hole and found himself in a small cavern. He could see that passageways led to other chambers. Over the summer, he kept returning to the cave to marvel at the dance of the shadows on the walls.  READ MORE HERE

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Dog Star's Winternight Pictures (We're going for "atmospheric" effects and artsy in this album, lol!)







Imaginary Dog Star Soundtrack: We’re bumpin’ to Pet Shop Boys “Being Boring” – We were never being boring (Mega band from 1980s with many, many hits!) – Video directed by Bruce Weber who photographed A & F catalogues (You’ll notice same style!)

Discover NYC Architecture: 5 Beekman Street (lower Manhattan)



DOG STAR knows the OUTSIDE of this building since we have passed it many times walking near Pace University.  The 10-story building at 5 Beekman Street in Lower Manhattan looks just like any number of old buildings located in the oldest part of the city.  However, the inside of the building reveals some exquisite ruins.
The building was bought in 2008 by developers who wanted to turn it into a luxury hotel (just what Manhattan needs!).  But the bank who holds the loan on the property recently filed to foreclose, so this neglected but gorgeous building interior will remain for a little while longer.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Weird But True! CNN Reports Grand Piano in Miami Waters

A grand piano has mysteriously appeared on a sandbar in the middle of Miami's Biscayne Bay. It's been there for a week and no prankster or PR wonk has yet to claim credit. The Coast Guard says they have no plan to remove it and that with the next big storm, the piano will likely join hundreds of boats as just another sunken habitat for bay creatures.

Discover STREB Teen Action Club for trapeze, high wire and acrobatics training just $10 each teen for 3 hours - Bring your friends for a great time to try it out or just watch what they do!




Teen Action Club is Back!

with
EXTREME ACTION COMPANY MEMBERS JACKIE, JOHN & DANIEL
and
DJ ZAIRE BAPTIST!
SPEND SATURDAY EVEING POPING, FLYING AND FALLING!
SLAM is hosting a teen social networking event the 1st Saturday of every month Feb-June from 7:00-10:00PM. Learn extreme action moves, fly on the trapeze, jump on the trampoline, meet new people and hang with your friends!
Who:  Teenagers ages 13-18
What:  Extreme action! Trapeze, Trampoline, Pop Action, Food and fun!
Where:  51 North first street Brooklyn NY, 1
When:  First Saturday of Every Month!  7-10pm
For: Just $10 per teen for the whole evening!
How:  Take the L train to Bedford Ave (1st stop in Brooklyn) then a quick walk to North 1st Street between Kent and Wythe. Call 718.384.6491 to purchase or pay at the door.

Next sessions in 2011: Feb 5th, March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th and June 4th 

DISNEY REMIXES





Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chelsea's Cover of Alicia Keys' "Unthinkable"

Against All Odds, a Beautiful Life

The New York Times - January 23, 2011

By PETER APPLEBOME

MONTCLAIR, N.J.
Some things we know for sure — a little boy dealt a seemingly impossible hand, the two gay men who decided to give him a home and a life, the unlikely spell cast by the only horse in Montclair.
Beyond that, well, it was what you could never quite know as much as what you could that drew 500 people, friends and strangers, to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Saturday to ponder the lesson in grace and resilience, the parable of good lives and deeds outside the prescribed lines, in the remarkably long and way-too-short life of Maurice Mannion-Vanover, dead at the age of 20 on Jan. 14.
Few people begin life with so many strikes against them as Maurice had when he was born with AIDS on Sept. 11, 1990, to a crack-addicted mother in a hospital in Washington. There were physical and developmental issues severe enough that his twin sister, Michelle Reed, lived only 20 months. Deserted by his parents, he got his first break in 1993 when two men, intent on caring for a baby with serious physical needs, agreed to take him in.
The two, who came to be known as the Tims, Tim Mannion and Tim Vanover, were told he would probably live six months. But, to everyone’s amazement, he began to thrive. He gained weight. His T-cell count steadily increased. In 1996, they adopted him, becoming the first gay couple in Washington to adopt a child. A year later, they adopted a second son, Kindoo, eight years older. When Tim Vanover got a new job in New York, they moved to Montclair in 1998.
Eventually, the family of two white gay men and two black children became two men, two children and one horse, Rocky, short for Rockefeller. The Tims bought Rocky, a 4-year-old cross between a Morgan and a quarter horse, for $3,500 in 2002 and gave him to Maurice on Christmas Eve.
Montclair, a densely populated suburb, isn’t exactly horse country, but they had a double lot with an old carriage house near downtown. And Maurice had fallen in love with horses, almost transformed by their presence. Atop a horse, seemingly glued to the saddle, the slender child seemed to blossom, his back straighter, his eyes brighter, as if on top not of a horse, but of the world.
To say this was a blessing for Maurice is an understatement. But it wasn’t just for Maurice. Before long, everyone in Montclair, certainly every kid, knew about the house with the horse and the incredibly lucky kid who owned him. And before long, the intersection of Union and Harrison was a mecca for children and a magnet for passers-by, invariably greeted with a wave from Maurice and often a greeting from Rocky, who trotted up to view neighbors each day on their way to work.
It’s not as if everything went smoothly. Far from it. Maurice’s health could be precarious, like the heart condition that almost killed him in 1998.
Rocky sometimes got free, galloping down busy Harrison Avenue, where the New Jersey Transit buses go, then eating some of the neighbors’ flowers. And the Tims — stout, outgoing Tim Vanover and thin, more reserved Tim Mannion — broke up, but only as a couple, not as Maurice’s fathers, choosing to live together and continue to raise him.
None of that affected Maurice, who became a fixture in his neighborhood and church, a Buddha smile always on his face, the iPod — full of Ella Fitzgerald, Edith Piaf, “The Lion King” — seemingly permanently attached. He graduated from a special-education high school, traveled to Central America, Europe and Africa with his fathers, volunteered at the church food ministry. On Dec. 12, he became a black belt in tae kwon do. He wanted to live on his own and become an elementary school teacher’s aide.
And then on a trip to Toronto in January with Mr. Vanover, he got sick. Then he got sicker. There was pneumonia, sepsis, acute renal failure. “It’s time,” he said several times, seemingly in his normal, slightly Delphic voice. No one knew quite what he meant, but it didn’t occur to anyone it meant that this was all the time he had. But it was.
Making sense of it all goes far beyond the known facts of Maurice, the Tims and Rocky the Horse: the way his beloved dog, Hunter, keeled over and died a few hours after Maurice passed on; the way Rocky took Mr. Vanover’s head with his own and drew it close to him, as if sharing grief in a hug. Before the funeral service, Rocky, the Tims and Kindoo walked to the church in front of the hearse. Maurice’s priest and friend, the Rev. John A. Mennell, recalled his incandescent smile, his cut-to-the-chase greetings, his unerring instinct for doing the right thing, if not always the proper one.
He recalled the day Maurice was helping with the collection plate.
“You can do better,” Maurice said amiably to one congregant. It was the story of his life. You can do better, he said, and without quite knowing it, everyone did.

Discover Italian Goods BEFORE Prada & Gucci: Painter Carravaggio's 400th Anniversary of His Death Celebrated in Berlin (See his paintings right here in NYC at the Met Museum, too!)


At left:  Victory of Love, Above: Judith Cuts off the head of Holofernes (an Old Testament story)


DOG STAR is a fan of Caravaggio and have been lucky enough to see the painted shield with the Head of Medusa (below) at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.  Caravaggio enjoyed hanging out with all kinds of people and paid thieves and hustlers to be his models.  He took men and women as his lovers and became wealthy from his portrait commissions (when someone pays an artist to to paint a picture, usually of the person who is paying).  Trained in Milan, Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610) was one of the most revolutionary figures of European art. His practice of painting directly from posed models violated the idealizing premise of Renaissance theory and promoted a new relationship between painting and viewer by breaking down the conventions that maintained painting as a plausible fiction rather than an extension of everyday experience.  He died 400 years ago in 1610 in the city of Porto Ecole.


Here for more at Met Museum's great art history website



A show in Berlin brings together many of Caravaggio's paintings for a special birthday celebration exhibit.  Here is more on this exhibit:
The 400th anniversary of Caravaggio's death is good cause to place these two works on show together. Thanks to the loan of 'Doubting Thomas' by the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation Berlin-Brandenburg, both paintings can now be admired in the Gemäldegalerie. The presentation of these two pictures is enhanced by further loans, including Caravaggio's depiction of Saint John the Baptist as a boy from the Musei Capitolini's Pinacoteca in Rome. As well as works by Caravaggio himself, this special show is enriched by works in which the phenomenal power of Caravaggio's revolutionary art becomes clearly visible in other painters: in works by the Utrecht Caravaggisti, paintings by Caravaggio's Italian contemporaries, works by Peter Paul Rubens and, finally, by Rembrandt.

FREE! THIS SUNDAY! One-man show on the life and writing of giant American thinker and one of our nation's most influential African-Americans


DOG STAR knows history buffs and those who are trying to improve their own knowledge of American history (and Black culture!) will RUN to this FREE performance on the life of W.E.B. Du Bois (he pronounced his last name dew-boyz).

W.E.B. Du Bois: The Man and his Times
Sunday, January 30, 1:30PM
Central Library, Dweck Center
Pulse Theatre Ensemble presents an electrifying one man show about William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) Du Bois, based on Du Bois's own writings. Starring Brian Richardson and directed by Alexa Kelly. Du Bois was an American civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, scholar and author of The Philadelphia Negro and The Souls of Black Folk.

Monday, January 24, 2011

FREE! THIS THURSDAY! Meet Haitian-American Writer Edwidge Danticat at Brooklyn Public Library (Bring your friends!)

DOG STAR is excited about the opportunity to meet Edwidge Danticat (pronounced ed-WEEGE don-tee-ka), Haitian-American, Brooklyn writer in the FREE talk at the Brooklyn Public Library.  DO NOT MISS THIS INCREDIBLE CHANCE TO HEAR HER SPEAK!

Haiti Noir: Edwidge Danticat
Thursday, January 27, 7:00PM
Central Library, Dweck Center
Haitian-born author Edwidge Danticat has edited a collection of short fiction, Haiti Noir, that reveals the caliber of Haitian writing is of the highest order, despite the country's troubled history and poverty. Danticat is the author of Breath, Eyes, Memory; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, and the novel-in-stories The Dew Breaker. Her memoir, Brother, I'm Dying, won a National Book Critics Circle Award.

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!)

DOG STAR knows many teens - Alberto, Evalise, Awesome Sauce, Ray, Ish - who have taken art classes at MoMA and they liked it a lot!  


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.



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The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street New York, NY 10019-5497 (212) 708-9400 

Drop by for free movies, artist workshops, pizza, and more.

  • Make art with your friends
  • Talk with other teens about modern and contemporary art
  • There’s no need to sign up; everyone is welcome.
When: Every Friday night during the school year, 4:00–8:00 p.m. Pizza is served at 4:00 p.m. Films and events start at 4:45 p.m.
Where: The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building at 4 West Fifty-fourth Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
First come, first served. The number of participants is limited to 120 for films and 60 for artist talks.
Find out more on our MoMA Teens Facebook page. E-mail us at teenprograms@moma.org or call (212) 708-9828.

Beyond the Camera

Visual artists and filmmakers push image-making to the limits, harnessing the camera lens to tell stories, deconstruct reality, look into the future, and more. Sometimes the camera does more than just record the drama—it creates it, too.
Free Teen Nights: Be Kind Rewind
FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011, 4:00 P.M.–8:00 P.M.
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