Review: Gimme Danger

Music is life. And life is not a business. When I came out of the theatre there was blood on the pavement and a guy whose face had been smashed by something. It seemed out of place on a quiet Albany afternoon, but not after this film. The Stooges are a perfect meeting of the…

PMM: Church of Bowie

It’s been quite surreal. From the time I woke up Monday morning and saw the news on Twitter, I’ve been surrounded by Bowie. Of course all my life I have been; I suppose that’s what hit so many folks hard. How can there not be Bowie? I’ve read a lot of heartfelt tributes, musical assessments…

Daniella Dooling at Esther Massry Gallery

DANIELLA DOOLING BLOODY DICK ROAD IN THE BIG HOLE VALLEY: FILES FROM THE GIRL IN ROOM 10 Esther Massry Gallery – October 10 – December 7 Daniella Dooling’s mixed media installation is a transgression of borders: sculpture/archive/ adolescence/adulthood/sobriety/hallucinogenic drugs/gender/sexuality. Societal inscriptions of normalcy are reconstructed and reclaimed through a process of sifting through memorabilia, family…

Writer Wednesday: Feed Your Head

While idling in London, as you do, I decided to catch the much ballyhooed “David Bowie is” exhibit at the V&A. I knew a few people who’d gone and perhaps more importantly, I knew a few people who wouldn’t have the opportunity to go, so I wanted to share the wealth, so to speak. I…

Tuesday’s Overlooked A/V: Noel Coward

Back in 1955 Noel Coward effectively caused the desertion of Hollywood of the glitterati when he took up a post in the Desert Inn, Las Vegas. For a month he charmed his way through sold out performances that drew the likes of tinsel town A-listers like Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, Judy Garland, David Niven…