Newsboy played by Daniel Burns. Photo Credit: Jeremy Daniel
Artist Cynthia Von Buhler’s latest endeavor might be the closest you can get to time travel. Speakeasy Dollhouse: The Brothers Booth, an interactive play exploring the Booth brothers’ sibling rivalry, will whisk you back to 1919—when Prohibition drove the parties underground but certainly didn’t stop them.
Von Buhler has explored this theme in the first iteration of the Speakeasy Dollhouse: the Bloody Beginning, which was inspired by the true story of her grandfather’s murder. This time, she has taken a quintessentially New York story and brought it to life in one of the City’s most coveted private Gilded Age clubs, the Players Club on Gramercy Park. (more…)
NYC has never looked more colorful thanks to this screenprint by London based graphic artist Yoni Alter. The print is a part of an ongoing series titled Shapes of Cities, which focuses on different major cities around the world. The series shows the scale of the biggest and most historic buildings of a certain city and by using bold, colorful imagery, shows them accurate to scale.
Here are our picks for the Best of the Untapped Cities Photo Pool: American Streetscapes. Remember, to have one of your photos entered in the running for a “Best Of” nod, just hastag your Instagram or Twitter urban exploration pictures #untappedcities. Keep an eye on what contributors and readers are checking out by browsing the live feed.
Oakland’s Halyconaire plays dark country rock that channels both the intensity of the Bay Area and the loneliness of vast desert landscapes
Welcome back to Untapped Cities’ Listenseries. Today, we profile Oakland-based band Halyconaire, one of the most interesting bands performing in the Bay Area scene right now. Writing dark country rock that evokes the solitude and eerie, expansive beauty of the Southwestern deserts, they are a band that is keenly attuned to the natural and manmade influences of their environment.
After recently relocating to Oakland from the San Diego suburb of Escondido, CA, Halcyonaire’s singer and songwriter Chris Damien talked to Untapped Cities about the the song that tells the story of their migration, the outdoor performance space they would love to build, and the taco trucks where you can find a member of their band on any given day.
This is not the most beautiful map we’ve seen (and as we’ve written about, beautiful maps often lie!), but depending on your personal opinion, you might find it more truthful than others.
This “Judgmental Map” of New York City by Joe Larson, has its fare share of sweeping generalizations, and the ethnic ones make us a little uncomfortable, but to the map maker Joe Larson’s credit, he’s equal opportunity about making fun.