Truth Beneath the Artifice of Hollywood:
Artwork draws attention
Kevin Jack McEnroe’s 2015 novel, Our Town, is an impressive debut; it is beautifully written and heartfelt. It is also a page-turner, but not at all a potboiler. There is tremendous substance and heart underneath the beautiful prose
The Wasted Times
The painting by Missouri student David Pulphus, 18, was hung there after he won a local art competition in Clay’s district. Nobody objected to it until earlier this month, when police organizations began raising objections to the painting’s depiction of an officer as a pig.
Tribes office curated by Leah Gabin
The Wasted Times is a powerful, multi-layered, richly lived film about a cat-and-mouse battle for power between the Japanese and Chinese in Shanghai in the years running up to the Japanese invasion of the city in 1937.
The Amazing “True” Story of a Teenage Single Mom
Tribes new and old art work!
Risk Game Reviewed
Originally published in 1998, Katherine Arnoldi’s The Amazing “True” Story of a Teenage Single Mom is packaged and blurbed in a manner that reflects the “Wham! Pow! Comics Aren’t For Kids Anymore” narrative that still afflicted comics at the time.
Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest Reviewed
This book is a fine read. What one mighthave thought would have been a trip through real estate jargon or the behemoth ego of a self made bazillionaire and highly auccesful multi-tasker, is instead a captivating and at times emotionally wrenching journey through the diverse interests of an extraordinary life.
Review of Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
I don’t recall the year nor the subject of my first critical text. Most likely it was a movie review slapped together for the high school paper I started (and was summarily barred from contributing to by my handlers—teachers, administration, counselors, etc.—in retaliation for my satire of the local, small town New England PD)
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Madeleine Thien’s epic third novel, Do Not Say We Have Nothing, set in 2016, is framed by the search for a missing person, Ai-ming, a young woman who came from China to stay with the Chinese-Canadian narrator, Marie, and her mother in Vancouver in 1990, when Marie was eleven years old.
George Spencer at 510 Warren Gallery Hudson NY
"WORD: The Anthology" is a landmark literary publication by A Gathering of the Tribes, featuring 50 never-before-seen poems by the luminary writers who helped shape the East Village arts & culture organization
Josh For New York!?!
Hudson, NY – 510 Warren Street Gallery is happy to be exhibiting the work of George Spencer in a show titled “Old Forms, New Uses” beginning on January 6th and continuing until January 29th. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, January 7th from 3 to 6 pm.
Francis Greenburger Reviewed
Josh Thompson is running to serve as the next Mayor of New York City. He's a clean cut 31 year old millennial who has spent his young life as an educator, advocate, and public servant.
Agnes Martin reviewed
A primary interest of Francis Greenburger is OMI, the 180 acre sculpture park and international art center in Columbia County, NY. I live nearby and attend many wonderful events there.
Wendy Brown Reviewed
Since its inception, the Guggenheim Museum in New York City has always been an inherently tricky location in which to hold an artist’s career retrospective. The building’s ascendant design almost imposes a linear narrative.
The Poetry Project’s Half-Century of Dissent
Wendy Brown is a political science professor at University of California Berkeley, a school whose name conjures memories of the Free Speech movement of the 60s.
The Vegetarian Reviewed
February 10, 1971, on a Wednesday night in the East Village, a full moon glowed in the wintry sky over St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery.
High on Hitler and Meth: Book Says Nazis Were Fueled by Drugs
Originally published as three linked novellas, Han Kang’s novel The Vegetarian is a perspectival triptych following a woman whose commitment to abstention reads as devotional, a faith-based opting out
Given the sheer tonnage of books already devoted to the Nazis and Hitler, you might assume that everything interesting, terrible and bizarre is already known about one of history’s most notorious regimes and its genocidal leader.
Risk Game Reviewed
The garbage waving in the trees, lit by the streetlight, looked for a minute like prayer flags, and although I was walking through Brooklyn, for a minute I was back in Standing Rock. The day that we walked to the barricade on Highway 1806. With the tree whose branches were full of multicolored prayers waving in the wind.
Entrepreneurial philosophy is simple: do one thing and do it well. This mantra for success can be traced back to Ancient Greek poet Archilochus who wrote, “a fox knows many things, but a hedgehog one important thing.” In Francis Greenburger’s new book, Risk Game: Self Portrait of an Entrepreneur (co-written with Rebecca Paley)