On May 25th, 1787, fifty-five delegates in wigs and tights sat down to create a country from scratch. In 2013, Colin Quinn offers his unique comedic perspective on our national character. From predator drones to the Kardashians, he pulls no punches in asking if this is what the founding fathers planned
Free early-morning boot camps, dance classes and kids yoga will kick off a nine-week summer series at Union Square beginning next month. The Union Square Partnership has released the lineup for its free summer programming series, Summer in the Park, which is slated to begin on June 13 and includes everything from lunchtime jazz performances to dance classes.
Along with American comics and Japanese manga, bande dessinée (drawn strip) is one of the great comics traditions. In French, bande dessinée, often abbreviated as "BD," refers to comics in general and to francophone European comics in particular. One of the essential characteristics of Franco-Belgian comics has been the early adoption of the hardback, which has done much to elevate the status of the genre in francophone Europe. This exhibition, through June 29th, presents key moments in the evolution of dessinée volumes, from their initial standardization into a dominant format of 48 pages explorations that have led, in Europe as elsewhere, to a blurring of the distinction between comic books and artist's books.