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Connected features the personal stories of six New Yorkers woven together into one of the most intimate series ever. This groundbreaking show changes the nature of storytelling by giving each character a camera to document their lives. The result is a unique format revealing as different as everyone appears to be, we are all universally Connected.
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Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
The sculpture starts the moment you walk in the art gallery. It runs down the hallways and around the walls on the first two galleries but I think that the real attention grabber is this awkward huge, clumsy wheelbarrow. What connects the sculpture on the wall and this wheelbarrow in the idea of labor though, which is something that you do not really notice in this pattern here that runs around the walls. It looks like a Greek freeze or something kind of pretty and pastel colored.
Given the fact that I am in Navarro’s past sculptures have included a table with lights that form swastika and a brief case that includes names of people killed by the Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet. It should come as no surprise that there is more than this piece that meets the eye. From the middle of the wall it is hard to tell what this sculpture represents once you make out the head and the rest of the body though and you know that the title is called crawling you could make sense of this whole room as a serious of crawling figures.
This shows title Concentration Camp makes the most sense in the back gallery though maybe it does not have the degree of menace that Navarro would like. In the corner it looks like one of the crawling figures that is trying to sneak away, front and center between two electric chairs a back board and hoop called no dunking refer to the method of torture. Is this the torture chamber? Because I do not associate basketball with this kind of dark theme, it is also strange to see chairs resembling famous 20th century designs in this context. Even if I guess technically they could electrocute you.
This chair is base on a chair by designer Marcel Brower who was inspired by Gary Ritfeld in the 1920s and Ritfeld also designed this zigzag chair in 1934. And Ivan Navarro incidentally made a living as a terrorist store when he moved to New York about ten years ago now he lives off of his art work. But you can still see the influence of modernist furniture and design in his work. Still there is no denying the thrill of looking at Navarro’s work, it strongly recalls sculpture by minimalist Dan Flavin a pioneer of fluorescent lighting in sculpture in the 60s but by harnessing both of fear and the beauty inheriting his medium Navarro breaths new life into it and makes it his own.