Review: ‘Heartbroke’ by Chelsea Bieker; ‘Valleyesque’ by Fernando A.

Finally, Pleyel piano. Chopin sits down to play. Flores’ prose rises and falls here, acquiring a haunting, poetic record: “Don’t forget us, distant yesterdays and impossible tomorrows, whales in the moonlight, blood in clear green waters, don’t forget.” Lyrical improvisation removes the enchantment from the castle like magic. It also carries the reader. Traveling further …

British Billionaire Jim Ratcliffe Offers $5.3 Billion for Chelsea FC

Jim Ratcliffe, a billionaire industrialist and one of England’s richest men, has made a $5.3 billion offer to buy Premier League football team Chelsea. “We’re making this investment as fans of the beautiful game – not as a tool to make a profit,” Ratcliffe said in a statement released by petrochemical business Ineos, confirming Chelsea’s …

Camille Norment Discovers New Sonic Lands in Dia Chelsea

The resonance produced by this hieratic brass sculpture has both a plastic and a sonic component – Norment underlines by listing the media used in this installation as “brass, sine waves, autonomous feedback system, and archival radio static.” In other words, he uses periodic sound (i.e., sine waves) both as a sculptural material that a …

Chelsea Beats Newcastle, Takes First Steps into the Unknown

On Sunday, the only merchandise available to fans was provided by vendors outside the stadium pitch. Inside the arena, some bars and restaurants were open to fans who paid for the hospitality before the government sanctioned Abramovich last week for his ties to the Kremlin and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Premier League, meanwhile, was …

Chelsea FC Owner Roman Abramovich Assets Frozen by England

A bid to sell Chelsea FC, one of Europe’s leading football teams, was de facto blocked by the British government on Thursday, when it froze the assets of the club’s Russian oligarch, Roman Abramovich, as part of a broader set of sanctions. announced against a group of wealthy Russian businessmen. While announcing its actions against …

Cultural Center Opens in Chelsea to Help Artists During the Pandemic

The pandemic has turned the lives of many artists in New York City upside down and has forced many to find steady employment. Now a performing arts space in Manhattan hopes to help. Chelsea Factory, a 14,000-square-foot cultural center on Manhattan’s West Side, announced Tuesday that it will offer performance and rehearsal space to artists …

Bettina Grossman, artistic fixture of the Chelsea Hotel, has died at the age of 94.

After seeing Bettina Grossman push her art-filled shopping cart outside the Chelsea Hotel, it seems unlikely that she would once be a successful artist with a promising career. Ms. Grossman was extraordinary even by the standards of Chelsea, a historic haven for interesting artists. Room 503, the studio apartment at the end of a long …