Eleven pre-teen girls in Ballet Hispanico’s Spanish dance class stand at attention at one edge of the room, heels up, ruffled skirts pulled at the hip and chins pushed forward. While some faces betray intense concentration, others are ready to go ahead and charge.
“I want bullfighter girls,” cheered their teacher, Sandra Rivera, before starting their Paso Doble music. “Let me see a beautiful position… Enjoy yourselves!”
My school is among the noted for our partnership with The Local - Fort Greene and the New York Times. When a Journalism School partners with a local media outlet - everyone wins! Students get a chance to gain clips - and media outlets get investigative (although sometimes stumblingly investigative) journalism.
Emily Fisher Landau donated over 400 pieces of bold American Artwork to The Whitney Museum of American Art – on display now. She began her love of forward-thinking art as a volunteer at The Whitney almost 50 years ago. When they collected, she collected, and now the Whitney is offering anyone in New York City the opportunity to see one collector’s vision in one space. The Emily Fisher Landau exhibit is on now though May, but many of her works will still be displayed on the walls of the Whitney.
See works from Robert Mapplethorpe, Ed Ruscha, Warhol, Nan Goldin and more…
Where have all the good tear jerkers gone? I’m talking about the ones that had you setting up your tissue box strategically right at the beginning.
My favs have to be Steel Magnolias and Beaches. Check out this great CBS Sunday Morning piece, where the disappearance of good crying movies may have something to do with a serious lack of appreciating the female audience.
A Moving Letter from Egypt About the Role of Children in Tahrir Square - Culture - GOOD
Article from a professor…. I say - if you don’t give the kids something to do - they will eat all of your candy and make such a raucous being better protesters than you, that they’ll inevitably steal your thunder….
Baby Brain Teasers; Babies Teach Us to Be More Open-MINDED!
Jonah Lehrer’s article for the Boston Globe enlightens adults on the surprisingly enlightened baby brain. What we normally assume to be a mass of goo which directs a babies attention to the most innocuous things, is in fact - a mass of neuro-connections. And all that fuzziness allows for more imagination, attention to detail, and an ability to live smash in the moment.