All Art and Card Names from Building Worlds

All Art and Card Names from Building Worlds

The world and story of Dominaria United has now been setup ahead of the expansion’s official debut during the Wizards Presents broadcast on August 18. The Building Worlds – Dominaria United video posted on the Magic: The Gathering YouTube channel hosted by Jimmy Wong, Sam from Rhystic Studies, and members of the Magic creative team, … Read more

Picture This: Notes on Photographic Portraiture

Picture This: Notes on Photographic Portraiture

Willy Vlautin, writer, musician, 2019 ESSAY and PHOTOGRAPHS by KB DIXON STRANGE ACTION Roland Barthes, the great gray-crested Mandarin of French literary theory, described the complex experience of sitting for a portrait in his canonical book, Camera Lucida. “In front of the lens,” he wrote, “I am at the same time: the one I think … Read more

Johnny Depp to direct film about Jewish Italian painter Modigliani

Johnny Depp to direct film about Jewish Italian painter Modigliani

JTA — Riding a wave of tabloid notoriety after winning his highly publicized defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp is planning to direct a biopic about a different troubled figure: the Jewish Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani. The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star is partnering with Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino to produce the film, … Read more

Collage Artist Jean Conner Says She Has No Idea Why She Chooses Her Startling Images. That May Be Why They’re So Powerful

Collage Artist Jean Conner Says She Has No Idea Why She Chooses Her Startling Images.  That May Be Why They’re So Powerful

It took some six decades, but artist Jean Conner has finally made her solo museum debut, with not one but two exhibitions in California’s Bay Area. The 89-year-old artist, who was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1933, has called San Francisco home since 1957, immediately following her marriage to Bruce Conner, the late artist and … Read more

Roy Lichtenstein’s Art Has the Most Pop in the Private Market. With a Special Sale in the Hamptons, Do His Public Prices Have Room to Grow?

Roy Lichtenstein’s Art Has the Most Pop in the Private Market.  With a Special Sale in the Hamptons, Do His Public Prices Have Room to Grow?

Phillips is shining a spotlight on Pop art star Roy Lichtenstein this summer—and providing a jolt of energy into what is typically very quiet stretch of the art-world calendar—with a special sale (through September 6) that features two works once destined for the home of Gianni Versace. The late fashion designer commissioned the Greco-Roman-inspired works … Read more

Inu-Oh’s Gender Politics Are Anime Performance Art

Inu-Oh’s Gender Politics Are Anime Performance Art

Dig Inu-Oh rocks theaters, I keep thinking about Tomona Dan-No-Ura, whose narrative ostensibly begins and ends the film. As he passes through all the stages of his life, becoming Tomoichi when he joins the Biwa priests and then Tomoari when he begins his own musical theater sect, his art becomes intimately tied to his gender … Read more

Food, art, music, culture, free haircuts

Food, art, music, culture, free haircuts

Downtown Erie’s summer showcase of music, food, culture and art is back. After being shuttered in 2020 and 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, CelebrateErie is poised for a grand return to downtown Erie Friday through Sunday. They’re back:CelebrateErie, bayfront fireworks show to return this summer The multi-day festival will go off rain or shine, … Read more