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A New Orleans Hospital Becomes Hell: Sheri Fink’s Five Days at Memorial

Photographer Thomas Neff took this photo of Caroline Koch on Mandeville Street after Hurricane Katrina. (Photo by Thomas Neff courtesy Lumiere Gallery)   How do we cope with a disaster on the scale of Hurricane Katrina? Do we learn the necessary lessons and adjust accordingly, or do we simply [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:49:31+00:00 11.04.13|Books Worth Reading, Images, News, Words|Comments Off on A New Orleans Hospital Becomes Hell: Sheri Fink’s Five Days at Memorial

Cloisters, Donald Judd Museum in Marfa, & Wrights’ Taliesin on List of Endangered Cultural Sites

Donald Judd, 100 untitled works in mill aluminum (detail), 1982–86. Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas (Photo by Louis Vest, 2011 via Flickr Commons)   Frank Lloyd Wright in his study at Taliesin in Wisconsin. According to the WMF, "the forces of nature...have put the complex at risk." The World Monuments [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:49:36+00:00 10.09.13|Images, News, Spaces|1 Comment

Solid Sound 2013: Wilco’s Music & Art Festival

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco performing at the 2013 Solid Sound Festival at Mass MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts (Photo by Michelle Aldredge)   Last weekend around 8,000 festival-goers gathered at Mass MoCA under the supermoon to participate in Wilco's sold-out Solid Sound Festival in North Adams, Massachusetts. Attendees come [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:49:57+00:00 07.01.13|Events, Images, News, Performance, Sounds|Comments Off on Solid Sound 2013: Wilco’s Music & Art Festival

Gwarlingo Artists in the News: André Gregory & Cindy Kleine, Sam Green & Jem Cohen, & Joseph Keckler’s “I Am An Opera”

  Singer, writer, and performance artist Joseph Keckler (Photo by Gerry Visco courtesy of Joseph Keckler)   Few things are as fulfilling as seeing a large, creative project finally reach completion. For many artists, finishing can be as difficult as starting. Artists often toil away for months, even years [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:50:18+00:00 04.11.13|Events, Images, News, Performance|Comments Off on Gwarlingo Artists in the News: André Gregory & Cindy Kleine, Sam Green & Jem Cohen, & Joseph Keckler’s “I Am An Opera”

Obsession & Empathy: Nan Goldin, Michael Chabon, & A Home for Indigent Bohemians

  Left to Right: Writer Ayelet Waldman, photographer Nan Goldin, and Pulitzer-Prize-Winner Michael Chabon (Photo © Joanna Eldredge Morrissey 2012. All rights reserved) Two weeks ago, artists and art lovers converged on the quiet town of Peterborough, New Hampshire, for a chance to meet some of the most talented [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:52:37+00:00 08.31.12|Events, Images, News, Spaces|3 Comments

Being André Gregory : Before and After Dinner

  Self-portraits by actor and theatre director André Gregory (Photo courtesy Atlas Theatre Company)   We gathered around André Gregory like children eagerly assembling around the librarian for story hour. André perched in a picture window inside Winsome Brown and Claude Arpels' fashionable Tribeca apartment. Behind him, the sun was setting over [...]

Amy Hempel & Matthew Zapruder : Lessons from the Writing Life

  Poet Matthew Zapruder and Fiction writer Amy Hempel after their reading at the Juniper Summer Writing Institute (Photo by Ryan Williams courtesy the Juniper Summer Writing Institute) A few weeks ago I had a chance to meet writers Matthew Zapruder and Amy Hempel for the first time. The event [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:52:43+00:00 08.03.12|Events, Greatest Hits, News, Process, Words|Comments Off on Amy Hempel & Matthew Zapruder : Lessons from the Writing Life

Why Kitty Wells Matters

    Country music legend Kitty Wells died Monday at her home in Madison, Tennessee, after suffering complications from a stroke. She was 92. The music of Kitty Wells and other country artists played frequently on the turntable in our Georgia house. My grandmother, who grew up on a farm in the [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:52:48+00:00 07.17.12|News, Sounds|3 Comments

Listen to My Interview on NHPR

  A big thanks to Virginia Prescott, Taylor Quimby, and Rebecca Lavoie Flynn for another fun visit to the NHPR studios. Today's on-air discussion covered everything from Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, the Barnes Museum controversy, Japanese manhole cover designs, the Copenhagen Philharmonic's flashmob, and more. If you missed the segment you can [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:52:55+00:00 06.21.12|Events, News|Comments Off on Listen to My Interview on NHPR

Not Your Average Flash Mob: The Copenhagen Phil Plays the Metro

  The best link in this morning's Twitter feed came from Christopher Jobson over at Colossal. Last month the Copenhagen Philharmonic pulled off an audacious stunt---performing Edvard Grieg's Peer Gynt on a crowded, moving metro train for unsuspecting passengers. The flash mob was created in collaboration with Radio Klassisk. All music [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:53:05+00:00 05.25.12|Greatest Hits, News, Performance, Sounds|4 Comments

Gwarlingo’s Don’t-Miss List: Missy Mazzoli, Olive Ayhens, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, & More

  As spring approaches I suddenly find myself inundated with invitations to concerts, readings, and exhibits. It appears that our winter hibernation is finally coming to an end. Here is a small sampling of some of the events I'm planning to attend, along with a few I'm very, very sorry to [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:53:08+00:00 02.24.12|Events, Images, News, Performance, Sounds|Comments Off on Gwarlingo’s Don’t-Miss List: Missy Mazzoli, Olive Ayhens, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, & More

The Gwarlingo Index: 2011’s Most Memorable Experiences in the Arts

  It's the New Year, which means it's time for lofty resolutions and the annual onslaught of "best of" lists. Here at Gwarlingo, I thought I'd provide readers with a new twist on the traditional "Best of 2011" list. I asked an array of artists, composers, filmmakers, writers, musicians, and performers [...]

Pick of the Week: Matthew Northridge’s Pictures by Wire and Wireless

    If you haven't seen Matthew Northridge's solo show Pictures by Wire and Wireless at KANSAS, the newest gallery on Tribeca’s up-and-coming gallery row, you're in luck. The show has just been extended until Saturday, January 7th. Art Forum magazine has placed Pictures by Wire and Wireless on their "Critic's Pick" list. I had [...]

By | 2016-11-11T21:53:31+00:00 12.31.11|Events, Greatest Hits, Images, News|2 Comments