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Celebrate Brooklyn is back, baby! After moving to an exclusively online format last year, Celebrate Brooklyn! is back and the Bandshell in Prospect Park with a full line up of artists ready to blow the roof off of the thing. One of these artist
Meet Damon Davis, a post-disciplinary artist from St. Louis. A prolific creator, Davis has a solo show open at Detroit MOCA right now titled Filling in the Cracks. Textured and profound, Cracks is an exploration of grief where Davis has cast co
Hi there! Glitter & Doom is off this week, so while we fish MacKenzie out from the bottom of the Grand Canyon, please enjoy one of our favorite episodes from Season 1.  Movement based performance artist, mayfield brooks spoke to us on Jan. 2020
It’s not often you hear the expression, “quilting world flash bang” but that’s exactly how we would describe Michael C Thorpe. An outlier in the quilting world, Thorpe has made a splash in the medium by weaving in his identity as a black man, h
Emily Spivack, producer of Worn Stories (a Netflix series based on her book of the same name) has spent years collecting the stories people attach to their clothes. Whether it's the onesie you came home in, to the crushed velvet Mary Janes you
Welcome to Glitter & Doom, a show that believes that the hardest times yield the greatest art. Join your host, MacKenzie Fegan, every other Wednesday to explore a new featured artist.
Meet new media artist, Mina Cheon and her North Korean alter ego, Kim Il Soon. While Mina Cheon is busy being a professor at Baltimore's MICA, and laying out 100,000 Chocopies to promote a unified Korea, Kim Il Soon is teaching art history to N
Torrey Peters is the author of Detransition, Baby, a whipsmart novel about three women – trans and cis – trying to have a baby. One of the first novels written by a transwoman published by a Big Five publisher, Detransition, Baby imparts a text
A "talking circle" is, historically, a way for a community to come together to hash out difficult issues in a respectful fashion. But in Martha Redbone and Aaron Whitby's Talking Circles – a work in progress at the New York Theatre Workshop – i
Maria Chavez never wanted to be an artist, but her life led her to become an abstract turntablist who has reinvented the playback arts by mixing broken records with broken needles. Her art is almost like listening to real-time sculptures, where
What is theatre? Is it a group of people watching actors on a stage? Is it a magical transportive experience that can only be experienced live? Does it need a crowd? Lines? Snarky will-call folks who can't spell your name? MacKenzie talks to Ab
It's season three of Glitter & Doom, and this time around, we're tackling the theme of reinvention. With the concert series Celebrate Brooklyn! moved online this year, the programmers at BRIC had a decision to make: what would they do with the
After the Red River War in 1874, drawing was one of the few sanctioned ways that the prisoners of Fort Marion were able to keep their cultural traditions alive. Back home on the Plains, they would have commemorated a successful battle by depict
In all of literature, Robinson Crusoe is certainly among the most isolated of characters. Dude was stranded on an island for 28 years. For most of that time he is entirely alone except for his pets and God, who is a notoriously bad conversation
There's been a massive outpouring of support or Brooklyn's bail funds and, thankfully, pro bono representation is popping up everywhere. However, that doesn't mean other parts of the country don't need your support. Here are a few places where
Nelly Toll was eight or nine when she painted, “A Trip With Father: A Present for Good Behavior," in 1943. At the time she painted it, Nelly hadn’t been outside in probably a year. She was Jewish, and she and her mother were in hiding in Lwów,
We’re back! Welcome to the second season of Glitter & Doom, where we’ll be exploring artists in isolation. If you’re on Twitter, you might remember a meme-storm in early March after Roseanne Cash tweeted: “Just a reminder that when Shakespeare
Hey there! What's everyone been up to? Anything new? Glitter & Doom has been taking a short break but it's back for its second season and cooking up some new episodes for you to listen to while you switch from your night pajamas to your day p
What do Trump rallies, German interior décor and the Village People have to do with author, Dave Eggers? Does satire still have a role to play when reality reads like an Onion article? Dave Eggers says yes. His new book, The Captain and the Gl
What do microaggressions, sea captains and spam email have to do with artist, Liana Finck? As a shy person who struggled with social interactions, illustrator and cartoonist, Liana Finck made notes and drawings as a way to figure out how to fi
What do killer robots, psychedelics and a woman named Susan Bennett have to do with artist, Stephanie Dinkins? When we talk about robots, the conversation is likely to be negative, if not downright dystopian. If you type “robots are” into goog
What do peanut recipes, mysterious photographs and compost have to do with artist mayfield brooks?    In their upcoming performance, “Viewing Hours,” mayfield brooks embraces the tradition of artists putting their bodies on the line for the sak
What do Janelle Monae, Yelp reviews of plantations and Russian Dixies have to do with artist, Dread Scott? Dread Scott wants us to remember that history is not so far from our present. His work often looks to the past in order to imagine a mor
What do the Zodiac and a spiritual entity named Seth have to do with filmmaker, Caveh Zahedi? Zahedi has been making documentaries for almost three decades, and before we booked him on the show, the only things MacKenzie knew about him were gle
It's a virtual certainty that you've seen Edel Rodiguez's illustrations. A prolific artist and political cartoonist, he's gained recent notoriety for his depiction of Donald Trump's face. Always the same, featureless, except for a screaming mou
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