The most controversial new work of art in the United States is a sculpture that resides in an undisclosed warehouse location in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Hardly anyone knows where it is, and few have actually seen it. The people who commissioned the piece have warned the artist not to publicly identify himself. They don’t think they’re being paranoid. “We’ve gotten all kinds of hate mail,” Lucien Greaves, one of the people who commissioned the work, says. Greaves has received a number of emailed death threats, which he occasionally posts verbatim to his Facebook page: “I hope, I pray you get a bullet. You are evil your a monster, an obamanation…the evil radiates off you. I hope you suffer.” A guest on Don Imus’s show on Fox News remarked jocularly that Greaves and his cohorts behind the sculpture should be lined up next to it and shot. Greaves hadn’t seen the artwork in person until recently. On a warm afternoon in early June, a … [Read more...] about Trolling Hell: Is the Satanic Temple a Prank, the Start of a New Religious Movement — or Both?
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A paper mâché deer head coated with pinecone scales and adorned with gilded antlers tops Laura Dowling’s Virginia Hunt Country Christmas tree, on display at the Festival of Trees in Orlando. (Photo courtesy of Laura Dowling.) A Christmas Tree decorated with hub caps on Route 66 in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, CA, on Friday, Nov 9, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Start the holiday season with a festive, family-friendly tree-trimming party. (Getty Images) Start the holiday season with a festive, family-friendly tree-trimming party. (Getty Images) A tree-trimming party starts the holiday season with a sparkle. (Getty Images) For many families, the holiday season begins with choosing a Christmas tree and decorating it. (Getty Images) The official White House Christmas tree is seen in the Blue Room during a media preview of the 2017 holiday decorations … [Read more...] about 7 most common Christmas tree-decorating mistakes and how to fix them
The rebuilding and rebounding continues. Even in the face of overwhelming calamity, the 2017-18 theater season was a success. The depth of our onstage and backstage talent is truly breathtaking and cause for celebration. New companies have arisen, some went dark, but the quality remains unparalleled and praise-worthy. World premieres were especially welcome, showcasing fresh talent, new faces, diverse voices. But it's onstage where our resilience shone. Think how poor we'd be without Describe the Night; Balls; Fetch Clay, Make Man; Men on Boats; The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Feathers and Teeth; The Last Days of Judas Iscariot; We Are Proud to Present; An Iliad; Small Ball... The healing continues, the audiences have returned, the box office will rebound. After the wrath of Harvey, how did we get so blessed? – D.L. Groover With this grand gesture of gender reversal, the struggle for survival as the team plows forward was glossed with a subtle frisson it wouldn't have if the roles … [Read more...] about Announcing the 2018 Houston Theater Awards
L.A. Weekly's comprehensive Summer Concert Guide: 100 Days of Concerts will help you plan your musical outings from now through Sept. 15. It's an entire season's worth of musical exploration and excitement. Of course, dates are subject to change, and sometimes shows are moved or canceled, so doublecheck with the venue. And you can find concerts year-round in our Calendar section. THURSDAY, JUNE 14Amoeba Music – MIKE SHINODABootleg Theater – AMO AMO, PSYCHIC TWINCafé NELA – TARA NOVICK, BROPHY DALECoach House – CASEY ABRAMSThe Echo – TICKLE TORTUREEchoplex – BLACK MILKEl Rey Theatre – AMADOU & MARIAMGreek Theatre – SUGARLAND, BRANDY CLARK, CLARE BOWENHarvelle's Santa Monica – TV BROKEN THIRD EYE OPEN, BOOSTIVE, RUNSON WILLIS, SANFORD STREETHotel Café (Main Stage) – LILY KERSHAW, PERTAHotel Café (Second Stage) – COBY BROWN, KEVIN HARRISONThe Love Song – CB BRANDPappy & Harriet's – GINGER … [Read more...] about 100 Days of Concerts to Fill Your Summer Calendar