By Donald Scarinci: Patti Smith’s 2010 best-selling Memoir opens an intimate window into this New Jersey poet and punk rock star’s life. While not intended as an autobiography, the story about the relationship between Patti Smith and artist Robert Mapplethorpe contains autobiographical information that becomes
The U.S. Supreme Court may likely decide the legality of the long-standing practice of recess appointments. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently made headlines when it invalidated President Obama’s nominations to the National Labor Review Board. Under the U.S.
Many travel junkies who want more than the standard tourist experience seek out blogs and websites from previous visitors who can give a fresh view of a country, and “The Expeditioners” blog and Facebook page falls into this category. The blog is operated by three
The U.S. Supreme Court will take up two same-sex marriage cases next month. While the oral arguments are expected to garner wide media attention, there will no television cameras inside the Supreme Court courtroom. Although cameras are now allowed in courtrooms across the country, the
Political themes and artwork are a common pair in many classic and contemporary works of art, and Michael Waugh’s latest exhibit at the Winkleman Gallery in New York does not disappoint. In its grand re-opening following Hurricane Sandy, the gallery is featuring Waugh’s “Offenses Against
When is the last time you got in your car to drive to a video store to rent a movie? Only a few short years ago, venturing to Blockbuster on a Friday or Saturday night would have taken at least an hour to battle the
In addition to losing a tough battle on the football field, the Fighting Irish did not fare very well in the courtroom either. The University of Notre Dame, a Catholic University, recently attempted to challenge part of the new federal healthcare reform on religious grounds.
Do you find art compilations that span several years of an artist’s career fascinating? If so, Song Dong’s new two-venue exhibit, “Doing Nothing,” may interest you. The contemporary Chinese artist features an exhibit that compiles two decades of his most promising work, a mixture of
Companies like Google receive hundreds of requests per week from co and government agencies seeking access to private user account information. Although Google complies with valid subpoenas, court orders, and warrants, the company has also expressed concern about overly broad requests and the need for
The Performance Space 122 kicked off its eighth annual Coil Festival in January, and audience members received the same eclectic and fresh mix of theater, dance and performance artists that have characterized this festival in previous years. The festival brought together groups of artists from