Half pickup truck, half pig, the glowing blue roadhog turns left onto the bustling esplanade, its bemused expression as hard to decipher as its owner’s intentions. Kandy-kolored glowstick bicycles veer to avoid it, as do a half-dozen pedal-powered muffins and cupcakes. A convertible Cadillac spacecraft idles at the side of the bustling ring road, its passengers haranguing passersby from atop its beer-keg booster rockets.
When, at the end of David Rabe’s powerful new drama, A Question of Mercy, Dr. Robert Chapman admits to wishing he’d never answered his telephone, it’s hard to blame him. The call, an entreaty to assist in the suicide of a young man suffering the agony and desperation of a protracted AIDS death, has plunged the doctor into a quagmire of soul-searching, recrimination and human tragedy any sane person would wish to avoid. (Read More)
You’d think after spending the holidays together 65 years in a row, the Radio City Rockettes could all use some personal time. On the contrary, the Rockettes positively thrive on togetherness. It’s at their very core. After all, not until this tap-dancing juggernaut breaks into absolute lockstep does it come into its own as the world’s preeminent precision-dance team. That famous togetherness is once again on display this holiday season as the Rockettes and Radio City Music Hall celebrate their 65th annual Christmas Spectacular. (Read More)
Episodes of UNDERGROUND typically included two or three feature articles as well as two or three video clips. Though many clips relied on narration provided by the original songs, some clips were more punk news features, like this clip of legendary art car maker, Tom Kennedy, alongside Ben & Jerry’s Ben Cohen, who was underwriting Tom’s art bus. (Watch Video)
While video and art remain mutually exclusive terms in the minds of most jaded tele-citizens, in realityvideo’s infiltration of the art world is all but complete. (Read More)