The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Review
Review of Track Works
Unsung heroes have become a common theme for African-American literature and movies in the modern age. The Help, Hidden Figures and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks focus on the black struggle and unsung women who helped changed the world.
The American Dream: The Latino Experience in America
Lately, things do what they shouldn’t,
like a house in Kansas that remains intact
inside a tornado, or a clock in Fort Greene
missing a hand
Barkley L. Hendricks (April 16, 1945 – April 18, 2017)
DEFA is presently curating an art exhibit entitled "The American Dream: The Latino Experience in America,” to be shown at the Belskie Museum of Art, in Closter, New Jersey, in April, 2018.
Untitled Poem By Molly Kirschner
s there a more backhanded compliment for an artist than “artist’s artist?” This term denotes an artist whose work is of such quality that it was really only celebrated by other artists during their time.
Things To Do When You're Goth in the Country: An Excerpt (Tin House)
Old leaves survived, dead, well into spring.
I’ve outlived myself again.
I'm Nobody and So Are You: A review of The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson at the Morgan Library Museum
It was the second round of flashlight tag. We’d been screeching up a storm of fake horror since the sun set. Beth was “it.” I ran far away from her and crouched behind a headstone at the edge of the cemetery grounds near the field.
Jack Tilton: 1951-2017
When I was thirteen years old, I hated Emily Dickinson. A great English teacher named Neil Selden introduced me to two of her poems: "I'm nobody. Who are you?" and "Hope is the thing with feathers." I hated the idea of being nobody. At thirteen, I desperately wanted to be somebody, like most children do at that age.
A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints at Japan Society
We here, the gang at A Gathering of the Tribes, are saddened to share the news that our friend, collaborator, and patron Jack Tilton is no longer with us.
What is the Point of the Beat in Hip-Hop and Rap?
It is a curious show. Curious even for me who was born & grew up in Japan & knows its culture. VERY curious for a non-Japanese who knows little about it.
Ai Weiwei: How Censorship Works
The Congolese musicians arrived. They went immediately into their complex bongo, conga, and chakra rhythms, making their opening sequence a tribute to their African deities. This was accompanied by a lively dance, performed by lithe, agile male and female dancers, each of whom had obviously been honing their craft since childhood.
Jack Tilton, Relentlessly Venturesome Art Dealer, Has Died (ART NEWS)
In the space of a month in 2014, at separate art exhibitions in Beijing and Shanghai that included my work, my name was blotted out — in one case by government officials and by exhibitors themselves in the other case.
The Oslo Debate
“Showing young artists isn’t a way to make a lot of money but I do it because I love art and it’s fun to help young artists,”
Incident at Dante’s
Great theater requires high stakes conflict. In Oslo, J.T. Rodger’s tour-de-force, cross-cultural opus now playing at Lincoln Center Theater, there is no shortage of conflict. In a play largely made up of talks between the state of Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organization, this is to be expected.
On Mary Gaitskill’s Somebody With a Little Hammer
There’s a cafe called Dante’s on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village that I used to go to with my father when I was teenager.
Praise the Word! A Review of the New Anthology by a Gathering of the Tribes
Gaitskill’s writing is surprisingly tender but always on point and never misses a beat.
Word: An anthology by a Gathering of the Tribes is brand new; it’s a gorgeous, slim and glossy volume of photographs, art works such as paintings, photographs, collage and even a comic strip, as well as many poems.