Tag: Surfacing 2019

Meet the ‘Orchestra of the Street’ Bringing Classical Music to Rio’s Favelas

SURFACING In a city known for samba, “nobody expects a black, poor woman to play the violin.” ImageLucas Nascimento, front, and members of Orquestra da Rua regularly perform around Rio de Janeiro.CreditWalter Thompson-Hernández/The New York Times Morro da Providência is one of Rio de Janeiro’s oldest favelas. For Gláucia da Silva, a young classical musician, […]

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Who Mows the Lawn at Storm King, New York’s Largest Sculpture Park?

SURFACING It takes a crew of eight to maintain the 500 acres at Storm King Art Center, where art lives in the landscape. ImageMaya Lin’s “Storm King Wavefield,” (2007-08) gets a haircut.CreditThomas Prior for The New York Times Joel Longinott and Robert Finch dig a hole for a new installation. Mark di Suvero’s “Figolu” (2005-11) […]

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It’s Slime. And It’s Satisfying.

SURFACING The internet has become synonymous with stress itself. Is slime, that substance between liquid and solid, an antidote? ImageSlime has emerged as a bright, bouncy symbol of girlhood.CreditYael Malka for The New York Times One of the internet’s greatest features is satisfaction on demand. Dial up a video tagged “satisfying” and conjure a mesmerizing […]

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For One Los Angeles Artist, Cars Are Her Canvas and Rainbows Are Her Brush

SURFACING Peggy Noland has given a Toyota Corolla a pelt and slapped “buff Powerpuff Girls” on a pickup truck. Objects in mirror are as bitchin’ as they appear. Text by Kathleen Massara Photographs and Video by Amy Harrity Image“Even tough guys in giant trucks are giving me the thumbs up. I really don’t see people […]

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A Brooklyn Drag Show Celebrates Arab Queens

SURFACING At a new cabaret, queens and L.G.B.T.Q. Arabs can party freely. ImageThe drag queen Koko Rokoko performing in New York in May.CreditDevin Yalkin for The New York Times On a humid Friday evening in May, Ana Masreya rushed from her job at a talent agency in Midtown East to her Bedford–Stuyvesant apartment. She only […]

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In Turkey, Keeping a Language of Whistles Alive

Surfacing Before cellphones, Turkish “bird language” allowed farmers to communicate across long distances in the Pontic Mountains. Video Muazzez Kocek, 46, is considered one of the best whistlers in Kuşköy, a village tucked away in the picturesque Pontic Mountains in Turkey’s northern Giresun province. Her whistle can be heard over the area’s vast tea fields […]

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