Anna Furman

scams

What Living on a Hare Krishna Farm Taught Me About Scams and Leftover Pasta

Questions like 'Why is my breakfast porridge brown?' and 'What is this mushy stuff in the meat-free patties?' arose in my mind. The answers, I would later learn, are: carob, a vegan substitute for chocolate; and weeks-old pasta, sliced and fried.
Anna Furman
2.22.17
Interviews

Manhattan's 92-Year-Old Kung Fu Master Is Simply the Best

When LES-based artist Laura Nova met Poa Shen, a woman who practices and teaches her form of kung fu in Nova's neighborhood, the pair became instant collaborators.
Anna Furman
1.20.17
Art

Youth Collective Teaches You How to Scam the Patriarchy

Woke youths gather at the New Museum for workshops on urban herbalism and self defense.
Anna Furman
12.10.16
Art

The Best Female Photographers at Art Basel Miami Beach

These four female artists are redefining portrait photography.
Anna Furman
12.8.16
Art

Inside Pipilotti Rist's Psychedelic 'Pixel Forest' at the New Museum

The Swiss mixed-media artist explores the limits of human perception through sound and video works in her new show at the New Museum.
Anna Furman
10.27.16
Reviews

Looks Like Teen Spirit: Intimate Portraits of 90s American Girlhood

Photographer Lauren Greenfield has documented female life through direct, gritty images of young girls and women for decades. Her new monograph "Girl Culture" offers an empathetic perspective that humanizes rather than reduces its female subjects.
Anna Furman
10.27.16
Culture

‘OITNB’ Creator on How Pop Culture Can Change the Criminal Justice System

At a recent talk in Brooklyn, best-selling author of "Orange Is the New Black" Piper Kerman speaks out on "how journalism and pop culture combine to create an environment where a policy change is possible, or desirable."
Anna Furman
9.26.16
chile

Curanto is a Chilean Meat Feast Cooked in a Dirt Pit

I broke vegetarianism to revel in 'curanto,' a Chilean feast of meats, seafood, and potato dumplings wrapped in leaves and cooked in a fire pit.
Anna Furman
4.30.15
peru

Chicha Morada Is the Delicious Peruvian Corn Drink You’ve Never Heard Of

I received a generous serving of the purple liquid, confirmed to be chicha morada by two passersby. Feeling like something of a vampire with the bloody-looking elixir in my hands, I hunted down the perfect spot for my inaugural tasting experience.
Anna Furman
4.6.15