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Talking Head

The Video Fireplace Frank Melcori at Cafe Voltaire, through April 15 Conflict of Interest Achy Obejas and Carmela Rago at Link’s Hall, March 4 and 5 Though its roots are in the visual arts, performance as it’s practiced today is as much a reaction to the slick fakery of contemporary theater, movies, and TV as […]

Posted inNews & Politics

Understanding Gangsta

To the editor, Bill Wyman ignores the economic issues and problems that give rise to many of Ice Cube’s and Chuck D’s lyrics [Hitsville, February 11]. At the HotHouse panel discussion on gangsta rap, he held up Cube’s lyric “You let a Jew / Break up my crew” without mentioning the inequity in the way […]

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Little Universes

Anne Wilson at Roy Boyd Gallery, through March 29 There is something both elegant and creepy about Anne Wilson’s I Cut My Hair series, on view together with her other new work at Roy Boyd Gallery. Great manes of human hair, tied at the top but spreading out quickly from the tie, are hung between […]