I’ve Got A Future: Charles Atlas’s “the past is here, the futures are coming”
Art

I’ve Got A Future: Charles Atlas’s “the past is here, the futures are coming”

What does art accomplish? It’s not such an easy question. Will work made make an impact on a political scale in the present and in the future, will it even resonate with forthcoming generations? Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley tangled with these queries’ fatalistic conclusions in his poem “Ozymandias,” depicting the grand works of a great … Continue reading

Freedom In Vulgarity: Burlesque As Activism In ‘Exposed’
Film

Freedom In Vulgarity: Burlesque As Activism In ‘Exposed’

Speaking before DOC NYC’s premiere of Exposed, a documentary capturing the subversive, decadent and downright artistically and politically important New York neo-burlesque scene, no wave director Beth B declared that this wave of contemporary burlesque inspired her more than she has been since the NEA collapsed during the Culture Wars of the 1990s, driving her back to underground filmmaking. Well, Ms. B, we couldn’t agree more! Continue reading