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Rock ‘n Roll at The Met

I went to a preview of the Met Museum’s latest exhibition, Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll, notable for making it the first art museum to stage a show dedicated entirely to the instruments of rock ‘n roll. The preview email said to expect “special guests”, and, this being New York City and all, those guests were Jimmy […]

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Basquiat’s New York City

It’s thanks to my dear friend Akemi that I filled one of the 50 000 slots that were granted to see a unique collection of Basquiat’s work in New York. The Brant Foundation is a new gallery that’s opened up in the East Village, offering free visits to its space to see the collection of […]

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And the Award for Best Running Scene Goes To…

The nominees are… 5. Yalitza Aparicio at a moment of play in Roma. 4. A lactating Charlize Theron in Tully. 3. Captain America and Black Panther ahead of the pack in Avengers Infinity War. 2. Ah-In Yoo’s Jong-soo barn-hunting in Burning. and the winner is… 1. Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Fallout It had to be. The man runs across […]

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Lady Gaga – Oscar Nominee

Raised on the Upper West Side, Gaga, spent her early years in NYC learning to play the piano and sing, and eventually made her way onto the local music circuit. You can trace her path to success from the bars and music venues across the city, although some of them may be long gone. I […]

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Minding the Gap

There’s a moment in Minding the Gap when Zack Mulligan, one of the skateboarders featured in the documentary, and a friend of filmmaker Bing Liu, skates along a path holding his baby son. It’s a moment that made me tear up, because in the context of the film, it shows the beauty and tragedy of […]