Best of 2008–culturevulture.net – review

Recently, I sent out a call to culturevulture.net writers to pick a favorite cultural moment for 2008. The variety of choices offered fits the profile of writers with whom I have the pleasure of collaborating. They are intelligent people, great writers, and individuals with a vast range of passions, areas  ...

Big Apple Bites Nov. 06

Dada von Bzdülöw Theatre Several Witty Observations Photo by Piotr Woloszyk Pictured: Katarzyna Chmielewska ABT Studio Company – Works & Process The foreseeable future of ballet looked rosy judging from the talent shown at the Guggenheim Works & Process series featuring the ABT Studio Company and students  ...

MoMA Station Domination, NYC–culturevulture.net – review

Remember the sad time when MoMA closed its headquarters for renovation, forcing legions to cross the god-forsaken East River to Queens, where it shattered the space/time continuum in a hangar-like aluminum shed? It’s not exactly the same, but some masterpieces from MoMA have transplanted themselves, via giant plastic decals, into  ...

Culturevulture.net Choices 2006

Editor’s Note: In years past, Arthur Lazere, the founder of this site, who died in September, would come out with a “Best Movies of the Year” list. This year, I’ve asked culturevulture.net contributors to offer their own “bests” for the year. There is no Arthur now, no one who went  ...

Big Apple Bites Dec 06

Peggy Jarrell Kaplan, Portraits of Choreographers Chez Bushwick Presents Salon @ Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Chez Bushwick is the presenter of the future. A cooperative formed by necessity, it has presented young choreographic talent at a loft in industrial Bushwick, Brooklyn, lately borrowing other spaces around the city. It  ...

‘Battle’ Patrick Wolf

Patrick Wolf releases his fourth concept album “Battle;” a double album that has Oscar winning actress and UK avant garde filmmaker muse, Tilda Swinton, as the “Voice of Hope” narrator throughout the record. The album is released on Patrick’s own record label, Bloody Chamber Music, a bow to author Angela  ...

Computer Games – review

Culturevulture Plays [Computer] Games Much to my surprise and delight, I've found the best of the sub-sub-genre of computer 'adventure games' to be completely engrossing, mesmerizing, fascinating and just plain fun. So please suspend your disbelief for a few paragraphs, while I explain. I played Colossal  ...

FINAL FANTASY – review

Final Fantasy is a saga devoted to telling epic stories with magic, sword battling, and plenty of plot twists. In every game, the user controls a central character. The main character is typically a young boy, who has some special connection to a powerful force in the Final Fantasy universe.  ...