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Rachel probably does and likes a lot of the same things you do and like.
(Curator Nicholas Cueva with Daniel Dennett's "Haptic Whittles" at Underdonk) At first Daniel Dennett wasn’t sure showing his whittles at Underdonk was a good idea. Not because it’s a small gallery in Bushwick, but because it’s a gallery at all, and Daniel Dennett is a philosopher (specifically, a seventy-four-year-old professor of philosophy at Tufts), not a gallery-pandering, wallet-kissing art worlder.   According to this recent New Yorker profile, Dennett aimed to be an artist as a Harvard undergrad:...
Science! Never did we think that statement alone would merit its own protest sign. In an age of confusion, Janna Levin, professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College, remains a bastion of truth, innovation, and levity (but sometimes black holes, and soon, black holes that light up). Her programming at Pioneer Works, where she’s Director of Science, usually involves two other scientists, unsolved mysteries, and throngs of people. “Science is part of culture,”...
“The challenge to me,” says Chris Poindexter, creator, writer, and producer of Brooklynification (Portlandia with brownstones and gentrification jokes), “is to get the Kevin Hart and Noah Baumbach audiences laughing at the same thing (maybe even for different reasons).” It’s working: BRIC just greenlit season two. Chris is also full-time general counsel for an AdTech company, sits on the board at Reel Works (a Brooklyn nonprofit that teaches teens filmmaking), and is father of...
There’s a fullness about Parris Whittingham—an acceptance of pain and love existing at the same time—that would otherwise, in someone else, in a different profession, be confused with naivete. But Parris is a genius, and the way he captures love is exceptional. He calls himself a “relationship photographer”, but many of his works could be confused with plain old photography; he’s deeply tied to the act of familial archiving, and his images are intended...

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