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  • Threat Charge Dropped for Marathon Hoax Suspect

    06/04/2014 3:21:14 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 5 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 6/3/14 | AP/Bos Globe
    BOSTON (AP) — A bomb threat charge has been dropped against a man accused of placing a backpack with a rice cooker near the Boston Marathon finish line on the anniversary of last year’s deadly bombing. Suffolk County district attorney’s spokesman Jake Wark said Tuesday the state could not prove Kevin Edson communicated a clear threat with an explosive device.
  • Two strippers, one pregnant, brawl over a dollar

    01/21/2013 9:31:36 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 45 replies
    AP via Houston Comical ^ | January 21, 2013
    JUNEAU, Wis. (AP) — Two dancers at an exotic club in Juneau have been cited after they allegedly brawled over a dollar bill.A Post-Crescent of Appleton report says one of the women is pregnant.Dodge County deputies say they were called to Silk Exotic last week to break up a fight. They say it started when a customer tried to give a dollar to one of the dancers but the other dancer took it.
  • Clint Eastwood's daughter under fire after destroying a $100,000 Hermes Birkin handbag

    05/30/2012 4:45:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 91 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | May 29, 2012 | Belinda White
    As the daughter of one of Hollywood's most prolific actor/directors, and star of realty TV show Mrs. Eastwood & Company chronicling the lives of her extended family, Francesca Eastwood is well used to being in the eye of the storm. But Clint Eastwood's 18-year-old daughter is on the receiving end of vicious public outcry after a photographic stunt with her artist boyfriend Tyler Shields backfired. Eastwood and Shields - known for his work with video portraits and celebrity photography - decided to publicly demolish a $100,000 crocodile Hermès Birkin bag by setting it on fire before taking a chainsaw to...
  • Andrew Sullivan: Palin Is “Playing Games” And “Doing Performance Art”

    01/16/2011 10:08:36 AM PST · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/16/11 | Matt Schneider
    Andrew Sullivan: Palin Is “Playing Games” And “Doing Performance Art”by Matt Schneider | 12:23 pm, January 16th, 2011 Frequent Sarah Palin critic and Senior Editor for The Atlantic, Andrew Sullivan, did not disappoint in his appearance on The Chris Matthews Show. In responding to Palin’s video response to the Arizona shooting, Sullivan dismissed Palin as a political “game-player” who should have realized that “I don’t think this was the week to play a game.” Sullivan said Americans are sick of games in politics and was disgusted that Palin, in her video, was “playing games a la Karl Rove and doing...
  • Nude performers at NYC museum exhibition complain of being touched by patrons

    04/16/2010 10:54:08 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 120 replies · 3,445+ views
    metronews.ca ^ | April 16, 2010
    NEW YORK - Some visitors to a new exhibit at New York City's Museum of Modern Art are being asked to leave because they are touching nude performers. The performers featured in Marina Abramovic's new exhibition have complained of being pushed, prodded and poked by some patrons. The museum acknowledges that it has had problems with some visitors touching the live art. It is declining to talk about specific cases, but says visitors caught doing it are escorted out. The exhibition opened March 14 and presents a view of Abramovic's career over four decades. It includes nude performers standing in...
  • I Hereby Volunteer to Vomit on Susan Sarandon

    02/23/2010 10:55:49 AM PST · by UltraConservative · 38 replies · 1,405+ views
    BenjaminShapiro.com ^ | 2-23-10 | Ben Shapiro
    According to James Hirsen of Examiner.com, Susan Sarandon had an odd night recently: Oscar winning actress Susan Sarandon has had a bad time of it lately. The actress recently separated from her long time partner, actor Tim Robbins. Sarandon attended the third anniversary of The Box in New York's Lower East Side. A transsexual cabaret performer named Rose Wood engaged in projectile vomiting on stage and hit Sarandon with it. Standing nearby were Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber. According to Wood it was not intended as an affront to the actress and she didn't take it that way. “Apparently [Sarandon]...
  • The Ice Caps Are Melting! (Humor)

    11/14/2009 3:41:42 PM PST · by Ge0ffrey · 2 replies · 511+ views
    THE ICE CAPS ARE MELTING One eye is brown, The other is brown. I am a fish, I swim around. You say I'm lost, I disagree. The map has changed, And with it, me. Flying through the seaweed, What strange things I see below. Cars are waiting, Windshields wiping, Nowhere left to go! Oh! The ice caps are melting, oh ho ho ho! All the world is drowning, oh ho ho ho ho. The ice caps are melting, The tide is rushing in. All the world is drowning, To wash away the sin. The seagull flies, In search of land....
  • The Art Guys’ big fat not-so-gay wedding (Two men marrying a tree)

    06/14/2009 6:16:46 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 30 replies · 1,230+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 14, 2009 | Douglas Britt
    As more and more gay couples are doing these days, Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing will don tuxes on Saturday and walk down a wedding aisle to say their vows. But what will distinguish their marriage from ones happening in Iowa and most New England states isn’t just the fact that it will have no legal standing in Texas, which confers none of the rights and responsibilities of marriage to same-sex couples, even if they’ve been together as long as Galbreth and Massing, who celebrated their 25th anniversary last year. Or the likelihood that their wives will attend the ceremony...
  • Terrorist Who Brought Nail Bombs to Irish Parliament Claims It Was 'Performance Art'

    10/18/2008 9:43:28 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 8 replies · 413+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | Saturday, October 18, 2008 | Allison Barrie
    Convicted killer Michael Stone stormed the Irish Parliament with enough homemade bombs to kill dozens in a rain of fire and nails. But it was all in the name of art, he says. The lifelong terrorist, now awaiting judgment in Ireland for his November 2006 raid on the Stormont Parliamentary Building in Belfast, is trying a novel defense against the attempted murder charges he's facing: His bombs were part of an innocent performance art installation and nothing more. The 53-year-old Stone was caught red-handed with a hoard of 18 deadly weapons he says were props in his one-man show. The...
  • Nude Dance at Club by Underage Girl ruled "Artistic" 1st Amendment Expression

    08/07/2008 4:09:45 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 39 replies · 3,536+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/7/08 | Hilary White
    HAMBURG, Iowa, August 7, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Nude dancing in strip clubs is "artistic" even when performed by an under age girl, according to an Iowa judge in a ruling issued late last month. Fremont County Judge Timothy O'Grady called the strip club a "theatre" and agreed with the club owner who argued that the state's indecency law does not apply to "theater, concert hall, art center, museum, or similar establishments." Hamburg, Iowa, a town of 1,200 just across the Missouri River from Nebraska, has one strip club. After the 17-year-old niece of the local Sherriff, Steven MacDonald, did a...
  • "Artist" Intentionally Starves Dog to Death as Exhibit

    07/21/2008 4:24:03 PM PDT · by americanophile · 25 replies · 252+ views
    gather.com ^ | April 21, 2008 | User: Liz G
    Costa Rican artiste Guillermo Habacuc Vargas is making headlines for tying a dog from the street in an art gallery as part of an exhibit to starve it to death. The title of his exhibit "Eres Lo Que Lee" was written across the gallery in dry dog food. The food and a bowl of water were both out of the dog's reach. Eventually the animal died of starvation. The artist claimed the dog was sick and would have died anyways. Now Vargas has been selected to represent Costa Rica in Visual Arts Biennel of Central Americas 2008. The organizers have...
  • The Art of Folly at Yale

    05/03/2008 10:58:24 AM PDT · by The_Republican · 8 replies · 294+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 3rd, 2008 | Charles Lane
    Four years at Yale costs $180,000. Here is how senior Aliza Shvarts planned to conclude hers: The art major would repeatedly artificially inseminate herself, then induce miscarriages, which she would record on video. She would build a four-foot-wide plastic cube and wrap it in layers of plastic. Between the layers would be Vaseline mixed with blood from the miscarriages. She would hang the cube at an exhibition and project video of the miscarriages onto four of its sides. "This piece," Shvarts wrote in the Yale Daily News, "is meant to call into question the relationship between form and function as...
  • Abortion Art - Choose Life at Yale Responds

    04/18/2008 8:07:59 PM PDT · by UFC Pride K1 · 16 replies · 221+ views
    PLB ^ | 4/18/2008 | Ruben Obregon
    "Horrified" is how Choose Life at Yale's Margaret Blume describes the general reaction of her peers towards Aliza Shvarts' senior art project, one in which the art major supposedly impregnated and induced abortions on herself over the past year. "Almost every student whom I encountered yesterday was horrified at the thought that Aliza Shvarts had repeatedly impregnated herself, only to induce miscarriages, and glory in her 'freedom' to do so. It was deeply reassuring to me that most of my friends and fellow classmates, regardless of their political views on abortion, shared my outrage for such an awful and unnatural...
  • Yale Student Induces Abortion On Herself For Art Project

    04/17/2008 6:31:45 AM PDT · by nancyvideo · 182 replies · 431+ views
    Beginning next Tuesday, Yale senior Shvarts will be displaying her senior art project, a documentation of a nine-month process during which she artificially inseminated herself ?as often as possible? while periodically taking abortifacient drugs to induce miscarriages
  • Gay Artist Burns Rare $60,000.00 Koran

    07/27/2007 4:52:28 PM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 106 replies · 3,158+ views
    marketwatch ^ | July 26, 2007 | COMTEX
    NEW YORK, July 26, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Charles Merrill, the artist who recently edited the Holy Bible with a black marker and pair of scissors, has lately burned a rare Islamic Holy Book, The Koran, valued at $60,000.00, in an undisclosed Chicago location. "The purpose of editing and burning Abrahamic Holy Books is to eliminate homophobic hate," Merrill stated. "Both ancient books are terrorist manuals."..."Airplanes are flown into buildings because of words, and hate crimes against gays," Merrill said.
  • Woman accused of tossing fruit at gays (charged with hate crime)

    03/06/2007 2:30:10 PM PST · by presidio9 · 195 replies · 4,229+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 03/06/07 | Brian Foley
    A Pacifica woman was arrested Sunday on suspicion of a hate crime for allegedly throwing fruit and vegetables at a gay couple while riding in a van, police said Monday. Tiffany Adler, 20, who works at a grocery store, was a passenger in a van in Pacifica on Sunday when she spotted a gay couple who frequent the store, according to police. As the van drove by around 7:50 p.m. on the 500 block of Esplanade Drive, she allegedly rolled down the window and threw apples and vegetables at them, police said. Later, the van turned around and approached the...
  • Concertgoer pelts Babs with beverage (Streisand assaulted on stage)

    10/31/2006 2:59:18 AM PST · by tlb · 48 replies · 2,237+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Oct. 30, 2006 | staff
    Barbra Streisand's politics didn't find a wholly agreeable crowd during her Monday concert at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise. As Babs traded political barbs with a George W. Bush imitator, a fan of the songstress who apparently disagreed with her politics pelted her with a beverage. And as her anti-GOP riff ended, another man in the crowd found himself being escorted out of the center as he shouted at Streisand. Streisand shrugged both incidents off, saying some people would do better to buy her records than come to her shows.
  • Hog Wild: Performance Art Angers PETA

    08/18/2006 2:56:45 PM PDT · by Tamar1973 · 52 replies · 1,273+ views
    A naked performance artist who says she experienced fantasies of "interspecies metamorphoses" while working with dead pigs has angered British animal rights activists. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals criticized an exhibition where artist Kira O'Reilly sits naked for hours with a dead pig, planned for Friday evening at the Newlyn Art Gallery in Penzance, southwest England.
  • 3 Gitmo Detainees Reportedly Hang Selves

    06/10/2006 3:53:38 PM PDT · by NJRighty · 106 replies · 1,819+ views
    AP ^ | 6/9/06 | AP
    3 Gitmo Detainees Reportedly Hang Selves (AP) WASHINGTON Three Guantanamo Bay detainees hanged themselves with nooses made of sheets and clothes, the commander of the detention center said Saturday. They were the first reported deaths among the hundreds of men held at the base in Cuba — some of them for up to 4 1/2 years and without charge. Two men from Saudi Arabia and one from Yemen were found "unresponsive and not breathing in their cells" early Saturday, according to a statement from the Miami-based U.S. Southern Command, which has jurisdiction over the prison. Attempts were made to revive...
  • The Fabulous Frohnmayers

    05/30/2006 7:14:29 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 1 replies · 191+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 26, 2006 | Malcolm A. Kline
    University of Oregon president Dave Frohnmayer has run afoul of evangelical Christians over his failure to take disciplinary action against a school newspaper for running sketches that depicted Jesus Christ in homosexual acts. Perhaps he is taking a cue from his brother’s controversial tenure as head of the National Endowment for the Arts. John Frohnmayer, who served the first President Bush as head of the NEA from 1989 to 1992, now teaches at Oregon State University. The brothers are a rarity in academia; they are Republicans. But if they typify the respondents in national polls, then Democrats dominate the Grand...
  • Woman artist sparks London bomb alerts

    04/26/2006 7:10:20 PM PDT · by voletti · 12 replies · 509+ views
    daily times pakistan ^ | 4/27/06 | reuters
    LONDON: A “performance artist” sparked a major security alert in London on Wednesday when she left five packages, one with nails sticking out of it, across a busy area of the city during the morning rush-hour, police said. The woman, who has not been named, told officers she had strategically planted the “devices” around the Shepherds Bush and Hammersmith Grove areas of west London, a major traffic and transport hub crammed with commuters on their way to work. Police, fearing a possible repeat of last July’s suicide bomb attacks that killed 52 people on the capital’s transport system, rushed bomb...
  • Man accused of stuffing chicken -- into pants

    11/10/2005 11:20:44 AM PST · by andyandval · 43 replies · 590+ views
    The Post Star ^ | 11/10/05 | Unattributed
    SARATOGA SPRINGS -- A 37-year-old Saratoga Springs man is accused of putting a roasted chicken in his pants as a means to steal it on Tuesday evening at the Price Chopper on Railroad Place in the city.
  • Gay Arts Group Files Claim in Milwaukee, WI

    08/26/2005 3:21:22 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies · 465+ views
    Madison.com via AP Wire ^ | August 26, 2005 | AP Staff Writer
    MILWAUKEE, WI (AP) - The Milwaukee Gay Arts Center has filed a claim against the city, contending it committed a civil rights violation by shutting down performances of a touring musical revue. An ordinance requiring a city theater license was selectively enforced against the center last week for a presentation of "Naked Boys Singing" because it is a gay organization, according to the claim filed Tuesday by attorney Richard Hart on behalf of the group. The claim said such a permit was never required for other productions in the past and that numerous other venues typically present theater performances without...
  • Naked Fatass for Peace

    08/10/2005 10:22:08 AM PDT · by dead · 130 replies · 8,925+ views
    AP ^ | 8/10/05
    Syrian born artist, Hala Faisal, protests the war in Iraq and the occupation of Palestine by appearing in the nude with anti-war slogans written in both English and Arabic, in Washington Square Park Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005, in New York City. Faisal was arrested by New York City police. (AP Photo/Ramin Talaie)
  • Artist re-enacts 9/11 Twin Towers jumps

    06/17/2005 12:21:32 PM PDT · by JZelle · 45 replies · 2,116+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-17-05 | Ed
    CHICAGO -- Performance artist Kerry Skarbakka, wearing a business suit and safety harnesses, jumped repeatedly from a museum roof to create photographs that recall scenes from the World Trade Center attack, drawing scorn from some onlookers and victims' relatives. Mr. Skarbakka, 34, fell more than 30 times from the five-story Museum of Contemporary Art on Tuesday. He said he started thinking about falling after watching on television as people jumped to their deaths from the Twin Towers on September 11. "What kind of a sick individual is he? Tell him to go jump off the Empire State Building and see...
  • Artist Stages 9/11 'Falls' From Museum Roof

    06/16/2005 8:24:20 PM PDT · by GPBurdell · 18 replies · 502+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/16/05 | Unknown
    Artist Stages 9/11 'Falls' From Museum Roof Thu Jun 16, 1:05 PM ET A performance artist wearing a business suit and safety harnesses jumped repeatedly from a museum roof to create photographs that recall scenes from the World Trade Center attack, but his spectacle was scorned by some onlookers and victims' relatives. Collaborating photographers snapped away as Kerry Skarbakka fell more than 30 times from the five-story Museum of Contemporary Art on Tuesday. The photographs will be retouched to erase the pulleys and wires that kept Skarbakka from hitting the pavement. Skarbakka, 34, said he started thinking about falling after...
  • Photographer falls for his art (mimics 9/11 World Trade Center jumpers)

    06/15/2005 8:40:03 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 61 replies · 24,784+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 15, 2005 | Andrew Herrmann
    Millions watched in horror as officer workers leapt from New York's World Trade Center Towers on Sept. 11, 2001. Kerry Skarbakka was horrified, too, by the TV images but -- and he tries to be careful when he explains this -- he was also inspired. The scene sparked a fascination with falling -- the fear, the freedom, the fate. "I was so distraught, I needed some way to find an artistic response,'' he said. On Tuesday, the 34-year-old "performance photographer'' demonstrated his art by repeatedly plunging four stories from the roof of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art, his arms and...
  • Gay Israeli artists seek Arabs to fall in love with [Barf up a lung]

    05/20/2005 10:00:11 AM PDT · by Alouette · 61 replies · 1,342+ views
    Roto-Reuters ^ | May 20, 2005 | Claudia Parsons
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two gay Israeli men have installed a huge double bed in a New York art gallery and are inviting Arab men to become their "lover" as part of an exhibition called "Sleeping with the Enemy." But the artists who like to be known simply as Gil and Moti talk about the project in romantic terms, saying it's about "falling in love" rather than sex. Gil said visitors should not come to the show expecting to see pornography. "The bed is there for us to live in. Artistically there are three pillows to symbolize unity of three...
  • Birth as art (Schizer alert)

    04/21/2005 12:06:50 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 15 replies · 946+ views
    Ananova ^ | 4/21/5
    A woman has given birth as part of an exhibition in a German art gallery in front of dozens of spectators. Ramune Gele, 27, gave birth to her first child, a healthy baby girl named Audra, in the DNA art gallery in the capital Berlin. The father, 29-year-old musician Winfried Witt, who said before the birth "it's a gift to humanity, a once in a lifetime thing", called the experience "an existential work of art". Johann Novak, manager of the gallery, said the couple wanted to challenge conventional norms. "It's a bit of test to see if society can cope,"...
  • Bolshoi's "Porn Opera" Upsets Russians

    03/24/2005 8:21:35 AM PST · by kiriath_jearim · 23 replies · 635+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3/24/05 | Nick Allen
    Bolshoi's 'porn opera' upsets the Russians By Nick Allen in Moscow (Filed: 24/03/2005) The Bolshoi Theatre was surrounded by protesters and paramilitary police last night as it raised the curtain on a production that some Russians have branded a "porno-opera". Placard-waving activists called for a ban on Rosenthal's Children, a contemporary look at Moscow's underworld of prostitution, alcoholism and violence. The work is the first new opera to be commissioned by the state-funded theatre in 30 years. It tells a curious tale of Soviet-made clones of classical composers including Tchaikovsky and Verdi, turned out on the city's streets in 1991...
  • Protesting as Performance Art

    03/23/2005 5:44:53 AM PST · by bmweezer · 6 replies · 376+ views
    the GOPNation.com ^ | March 23, 2005 | Bernard Chapin
    Protesting as Performance Art. By Bernard Chapin Here in Chicago there are few better opportunities to meet your neighbors than during the yearly protest march which takes place on the anniversary of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Actually, one’s neighbors are rarely seen but Jessie Jackson, trustafarians, communists, anarchists, and depressives of all varieties are plentifully on hand. This is the third time that I have personally attended the rally, and I have to say that the mood of the demonstrators was more hostile on this occasion than in the past. Previously, amid the threats and overemotional lamentations, there was...
  • Health inspectors cancel art duo's human blood pudding show

    02/11/2005 7:45:58 PM PST · by NCjim · 8 replies · 334+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | February 12, 2005 | TIM CORNWELL
    AN ATTEMPT to cook a human blood pudding as an act of outrageous art has been abandoned after health inspectors were alerted. Scottish artists John Beagles and Graham Ramsay were planning to slice and fry black pudding made from their own blood in a show of "live art" this afternoon. But they were forced to abandon the project after Edinburgh City Council dispatched its environmental health officers to the Royal Scottish Academy building on the Mound, the show’s organisers said. The National Galleries of Scotland, which runs the building, also read the riot act against any such creative cookery. John...
  • The Munchies (this is art?[comment mine])

    02/06/2005 10:11:39 AM PST · by Randjuke · 21 replies · 715+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 6, 2005 | MIA FINEMAN
    In 1962, the painter and film critic Manny Farber coined the phrase "termite art" to describe small-scale work with an obsessive bent. This month, the Chelsea gallery LMAKprojects is offering a strangely literal twist on this idea: for the inaugural exhibition of its satellite location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the artist Emily Katrencik is eating the wall that separates the gallery's exhibition space from the bedroom of its director, Louky Keijsers. Five days a week, Ms. Katrencik consumes a section of wall 1.956 inches square and three sheets of drywall thick, for a total of about 8.5 cubic inches of drywall;...
  • 2 UCLA professors quit after gun allegedly used in performance

    01/23/2005 6:15:16 AM PST · by KidGlock · 26 replies · 1,045+ views
    AP Wire ^ | 1/23/05
    2 UCLA professors quit after gun allegedly used in performance Associated Press LOS ANGELES - Two tenured art professors have resigned from the University of California, Los Angeles, after the university refused to suspend a graduate student who may have used a gun during a classroom performance art piece. The resignations came after a brief performance on Nov. 29 in which a student simulated Russian roulette by appearing to point a loaded handgun at his head and pull the trigger, a student and law enforcement officials told the Los Angeles Times. The weapon didn't fire, but the student then left...
  • Two Tenured Professors Resign From UCLA

    01/22/2005 9:57:24 AM PST · by technomage · 44 replies · 1,566+ views
    AP | 1/22/2005
    Two tenured art professors have resigned from the University of California, Los Angeles, because the school refused to suspend a graduate student who may have used a gun during a classroom performance art piece. Chris Burden and Nancy Rubins, internationally known artists who taught at UCLA for more than two decades, filed their retirement papers Dec. 20. "They feel this was sort of domestic terrorism. There should have been more outrage and a firmer response," said Sarah Watson, a director at a Beverly Hills gallery that represents the couple. In the brief performance on Nov. 29, the student appeared to...
  • Angry, resigned and motivated -- artists reflect on next four years

    11/10/2004 10:26:13 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies · 1,966+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Tuesday, November 9, 2004
    Second of two parts. What is the artist's role in society? Artists have been debating the question throughout history. The former U.S. poet laureate said he thought about the election results all day -- "when I could think." "The question of how the rest of us should behave seems pressing," he said. "Erosion of civil liberties? The courts? Further and deeper predations on the environment? It's hard to see how the Endangered Species Act will survive, except perhaps in name. An interesting indicator of the intentions of that Bush clique will be to see whether they punish Republican dissenters like...
  • POLICE WON'T PULL PENIS PUPPETRY (I swear I did not make this title up)

    08/25/2004 9:06:30 PM PDT · by KangarooJacqui · 25 replies · 1,350+ views
    Channel Nine/MSN News (Australia) ^ | 25th August, 2004 | AAP
    Puppetry of the Penis has survived yet another complaint, with police in the US city of Chicago ignoring pressure to ban performances by the controversial Australian act. Featuring two naked puppeteers who twist their penises into different shapes, the show has attracted much attention since being created by Simon Morley in 1996. The latest complaint came from a concerned Chicago community advocate during the group's current US tour. Chicago Citizens for Community group spokeswoman Arlene Sawicki cited the Chicago Municipal Code in saying that the play was illegal and subject to law enforcement. Ms Sawicki has urged people to register...
  • 'Vaginas Vote, Chicks Rock' to Take Place Monday, September 13 at The Apollo Theater

    08/19/2004 10:07:17 AM PDT · by lainie · 62 replies · 1,679+ views
    Confirmed to date: Vanessa Carlton, Toni Childs, Rosario Dawson, Eve Ensler, Jane Fonda, Rha Goddess & WE GOT ISSUES, Jehmu Greene, Isabella Rossellini, Susan Sarandon (pending availability), Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Gloria Steinem, Julia Stiles, Marie Wilson, and many more. WE GOT ISSUES has been commissioned by V-Day for the event and will feature young women speaking out through a performance-based dialogue on feminine power, politics, and civic transformation. The Executive Producers are V-Day Founder/Playwright Eve Ensler and V-Counsel Member/Actor Jane Fonda. Two Centerpiece Events Announced: "Vaginas Vote, Chicks Rock" September 13 at NYC's Apollo Theater and "Women And Power III:...
  • Yo! - New York FReepers - Ever hear or see Reverend Billy?

    07/31/2004 10:28:08 PM PDT · by Jalapeno · 138+ views
    Has anyone heard or seen "Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping" and can gives some details on what they have seen? The 'reverend' is a "Performance Artist" who is very Liberal, somewhat activist working in NYC. I know with the convention coming up some of these folks may be truying to get National exposure. I know about this group because I know one of the 'members' from college days. Was wanting to hear more about them first hand. His site is: http://revbilly.com/index.php
  • A prostitute on the faculty at Columbia?

    06/17/2004 12:05:25 AM PDT · by rmlew · 34 replies · 325+ views
    The Columbia Conservative Alumni Association ^ | June 16, 2004 | Ron Lewenberg
    When we lodged a complaint that Columbia University had allowed Comedy Central to film a movie entitled "Porn and Chicken" at Columbia in 2002, we thought that we had reached the dregs of a cultural wasteland. We were wrong. According to an article in the June 13th edition of the New York Times Magazine, Andrea Fraser is selling her body to a collector for sex on a video. What the entertainment column failed to mention was that Ms. Fraser is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Columbia University School for the Arts. Even if the "art" was not performed at...
  • Ambassador Mazel’s "Performance Art"

    01/18/2004 9:23:41 AM PST · by Alouette · 10 replies · 163+ views
    Ambassador Mazel’s "Performance Art" 17:26 Jan 18, '04 / 24 Tevet 5764 Israeli Ambassador to Sweden Tzvi Mazel caused an international diplomatic incident Friday with his act of protest against an installation art piece equating an Islamist suicide bomber with her Israeli victims. Israeli Ambassador to Sweden Tzvi Mazel caused an international diplomatic incident Friday with his act of protest against an installation art piece equating an Islamist suicide bomber with her Israeli victims. The Ambassador literally pulled the plug on the exhibit, on display at Stockholm’s Museum of National Antiquities. The piece, entitled "Snow White and the Madness...
  • "Performance art" hits Wal-Mart

    12/11/2003 4:34:46 AM PST · by Wumpus Hunter · 27 replies · 433+ views
    'Performance art' hits Wal-Mart Store staff forces crowd to leave The Oconee County Wal-Mart was under siege Friday night by a guerrilla performance art project staged by University students for their Studio Art 2810 final. The students, who call their group "Private Agenda," held a rave in the family bathroom and a fashion show in the electronics department before being asked to leave by Wal-Mart staff, who warned participants over the store's public announcement system that they could be arrested. "Wal-Mart is the New America ... united we stand, 24 hours a day, consume, consume, consume," said James Kubie, a...
  • Nut roller plans bean bath

    10/05/2003 9:08:33 AM PDT · by dighton · 10 replies · 199+ views
    Ananova ^ | 10/05/2003
    An artist who rolled a monkey nut seven miles with his nose has announced his latest stunt.Mark McGowan says he intends to sit for 12 days in a bath filled full of baked beans, with two chips up his nose and sausages wrapped around his head.It is due to take place in the shop window of a gallery near his home in Camberwell, south London, next month.Mr McGowan, 37, claims the serious issue behind the stunt is to defend criticism of the full English breakfast.The graduate in fine art attracted media attention when, on hands and knees, he rolled a...
  • Bustamante's sisters performance art

    10/01/2003 11:34:25 AM PDT · by conserv13 · 16 replies · 185+ views
    SFGATE.COM ^ | 910/1/03 | Nao Bustamante
    That's how Nao kicked off her infamous 1992 work "Indigurrito" in which she strapped-on a burrito to her loins and called for white men to come up on stage, take a bite out of the burrito and absolve themselves of 500 years of the white man's guilt. There was no shortage of enobled participants, who knelt in front of the protuding offering, some taking delicate bites, others deep-throated chunks.
  • Bustamante's sister is a performance artist

    09/29/2003 7:17:14 PM PDT · by nycgal · 65 replies · 295+ views
    SF Weekly ^ | Katia Noyes
    "That's how Nao kicked off her infamous 1992 work "Indigurrito" in which she strapped-on a burrito to her loins and called for white men to come up on stage, take a bite out of the burrito and absolve themselves of 500 years of the white man's guilt..."
  • Caption this: Yoko sheds clothes for peace

    09/15/2003 4:37:19 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 83 replies · 293+ views
    AP | September 15, 2003 | AP
    Sean Lennon cuts away with scissors a piece of his artist mother Yoko Ono's dress as she repeats her 1960s performance 'Cut Piece', in Paris Monday Sept.15, 2003. The appearance repeats Ono's famous performance in Japan, which captivated the media and art critics at the time for its boldness. Sean Lennon is the son of the late Beatle John Lennon and Yoko Ono. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
  • Yoko Ono to Go Naked for Peace in Paris

    09/14/2003 11:05:55 AM PDT · by scabbage · 56 replies · 1,590+ views
    yahoo.com ^ | 9/14/03 | scabbage
    PARIS (Reuters) - John Lennon (news)'s widow Yoko Ono (news) could end up stark naked on a Paris stage Monday as she performs her one-woman art show "Cut Piece," in which members of the audience are to cut off pieces of her clothing. Ono, 70, who accompanied her Beatle husband in numerous controversial anti-war campaigns including the "Bed-In for Peace" against the Vietnam War, first performed her "Cut Piece" show in 1964 in Japan as a protest for peace. At the end of the show, she stood naked before her audience. "Come and cut a piece of my clothing wherever...
  • Nut reaches Downing Street

    09/12/2003 5:45:35 PM PDT · by aculeus · 12 replies · 159+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | 2003/09/12 | Unsigned
    A performance artist trying to wipe out his student debt by using his nose to roll a monkey nut across London has arrived at Downing Street. Crawling on his hands and knees, Mark McGowan nudged the nut over a kerb and up the steps to the famous black door of Number 10. He began his journey on 1 September at Goldsmiths College in New Cross, south-east London. Each day he covered about three-quarters of a mile in about eight hours. During his journey, the 37-year-old from Peckham, south-east London, has encountered abusive people, curious children, wide cracks in the pavement...
  • Yoko to recreate naked art show

    09/05/2003 10:29:22 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 67 replies · 402+ views
    BBC ^ | September 5, 2003 | BBC
    Yoko to recreate naked art show Yoko Ono is to re-stage her conceptual art project which saw her invite people to cut off her clothes until she was left naked. It was 40 years ago that Ono, widow of John Lennon, took to the stage in Japan for Cut Piece. Now Ono, 70, will recreate Cut Piece in Paris on 15 September in an effort to promote world peace. During the original stunt she wore a white gown and gave audience members scissors to cut away the fabric. She remained motionless until she was left completely naked. Now she...
  • Leftists target Republicans' convention

    09/02/2003 10:20:33 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 25 replies · 175+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, September 3, 2003 | By Jennifer Harper
    <p>A grateful mayor is delighted that the Republican Party picked New York as the site of the 2004 presidential convention next September, and no wonder. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg expects the event to draw 50,000 visitors and generate $150 million for the city.</p>