Fashion Icon Suzy Menkes offers her opinion about the MET’s Punk exhibit, the Bangladeshi building collapse at Rana Plaza, and the kerfuffle created by her article, The Circus of Fashion. She was at 92Y on May 7 with Fern Mallis, for the Fashion Icons with Fern Mallis series.
Jörg Widmann On Composing Music | 92Y Performing Arts - Concerts
We sat down with Jörg Widmann to chat with him about his compositional process and asked him,
Most musicians make a career playing just one instrument, but Jörg Widmann is making his reputation as a virtuoso clarinetist AND a composer. Mr. Widmann is the featured guest artist and composer on 3 nights of chamber music with his friends Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, Alexander Lonquich and Cristina Barbuti. The repertoire represents Mr. Widmann’s wide range of interests and influences, from Mozart to Bartok and Messiaen, and of course, his own compositions.
Here is the third video in pianist Inon Barnatan series of short video vignettes that illustrate Barnatan’s recordings in Darknesse Visible, produced in collaboration with videographer Tristan Cook and artist Zack Smithey. See yesterday’s post here.
Here is the second video in pianist Inon Barnatan series of short video vignettes that illustrate Barnatan’s recordings in Darknesse Visible, produced in collaboration with videographer Tristan Cook and artist Zack Smithey. See yesterday’s post here.
Barnatan makes his 92Y solo recital debut tomorrow, Dec 6 with music from Darknesse Visible.
Connor Ratliff for President: He’s Old Enough!
Connor Ratliff, member of Upright Citizens Brigade improv team The Stepfathers, is running for President. What makes him qualified? In his words, “I’m 36 and that’s old enough to be President.” He’s been traversing the Isle of Manhattan to make his case, from a press conference in Battery Park to General Grant National Memorial (Grant’s Tomb), featured here in a video for 92nd Street Y’s Campaign for the American Conversation. His story serves as a reminder that we are living the Constitution every day, as the Founding Fathers intended. Drunk and hot.
92Y Video: From the Poetry Center Archive: Amos Oz
Israeli writer Amos Oz returned to 92nd Street Y on October 26th to read from his new collection of stories, Scenes From Village Life. After the reading, he was interviewed by critic Ruth Franklin, author of A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction. Today’s featured video is an excerpt from their conversation.
Read Ruth’s post-event thoughts, Should Novels and Politics Mix?, on The New Republic.
Next in the Main Reading Series at 92Y is Jeffrey Eugenides and Jennifer Egan on November 14. The event is sold out, but you can watch a FREE, live webcast on the night of the event, beginning at 8pm
In an ongoing effort to share with our readers some of the great literary moments which the Unterberg Poetry Center has presented across the decades, this blog has begun to feature regular postings of archival recordings. For access to other recordings, please click here.
Unterberg Poetry Center webcasts and access to our archive are made possible in part by the generous support of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.
Jackie Hoffman sat down with Judy Gold on June 6, 2011 for conversation on her life and career, part of the Funny People series of talks at 92nd Street Y.
In the clip seen above, they discuss where Jackie grew up in Queens and then Long Island, her upbringing and her family.
Tonight at 92Y we welcome Erica Jong, Molly Jong-Fast, Eve Ensler and Daphne Merkin for Real Women Talk About Real Sex. Get your tickets here.
Fareed Zakaria: Are The Chinese Better Capitalists?
CNN’s Fareed Zakaria was here last month with Eliot Spitzer in wide ranging discussion about Libya, Syria, Governor Walker’s battle with public unions in Wisconsin, immigration, China and more. The clip above features Zakaria opining on the Chinese economy, comparing economic policy in China with U. S. economic policy.
Related: On May 23, Daniel Altman, David Leonhardt, Edmund Phelps and Melissa Lee will lead a panel discussion, The Future of the Global Economy: Is America Prepared? Are You?
92Y How To: Swing Dance (Rock Step)
It’s been a while since our last How To video, but we’ve got another one for you today with 92Y Dance Center instructors Jessi “Dance Magic” Patz and Felix Pitre III. In the video above, they offer easy to follow instruction on the Rock Step, a basic step in swing dancing!
Watch all 92Y How To videos on 92Y.org.
In a New York Minute. That’s about all the time you will need to learn how to flat wash your watercolor canvas. 92Y instructor Wennie Huang walks you through the simple process in the video above, the latest in our 92Y How To video series.
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