Arts & Entertainment

Pearl and the Beard is modern folk at its most graceful.


In an era where art can no longer be categorized in movements (see By Eleanor Heartney’s “The Visual Arts: Blurring the Boundaries”), Ms. Aleksandra Nowak’s collection at CFM Gallery is a refreshing throwback to a classic medium and timeless temperament.

 


When the Museum of the Moving Image launched landmark website“The Living Room Candidate” in 2000 it was met with critical acclaim. At the time the site, which neutrally showcases historic political commercials from 1952 through 2008, was a fascinating discussion for the sophisticates lounging in bar stools on the election’s eve. But after eight years of G. W.


When Nikola Tamindzic trudged into the East Village coffee shop, shaken by the sudden May showers, I was surprised that I found him to be, of all things, elegant. Tall, with a carved face, Serbian born Tamindzic wore a camera around his neck and indistinguishable attire. He shook off the rain and smiled. He is less like the “taller, rather more mobile version of Larry Flynt” that he once was quoted describing himself as and more of a gentle giant. He seemed sincere.

Tamindzic is probably used to defying expectations.


The Deitch Projects opened on 76 Grand Street in 1996, before Al Gore’s invention ‘the Internet’ exploded and iPhones re-established the technological marketplace. It was a time when politicians’ infidelities were still notable, sitcoms were profitable, and the taste of the future was indeed palpable.

 


The great irony of this year’s 62nd Tony Awards is that it received the lowest ratings on CBS ever, yet the ceremony was decidedly one of its most entertaining. The buzz was of a remarkable Broadway season and the show didn’t disappoint.

Hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, the telecast was filled with spectacle and a record number of musical performances from productions that, overall, showcased the spectrum of subject and creativity that the Big White Way has to offer.


Like a menacing dream, Joachim Trier’s Reprise is the racing yet graceful tale of self-actualization. Befitting its Norwegian setting, the film sails between moods as the main characters deal with love, depression, mental illness, ambition, and unfulfillment–all embellished by punk rock undertones. The style is distinctly French New Wave, a throwback to the movement’s originator, Jean-Luc Godard, whose filmsVivre sa vie (My Life to Live) and Bande a part (Band of Outsiders) are reminiscent.


A PSYCHIC TOLD LARRY TALBOT TO BEWARE OF THE MOON. NANCY REAGAN CONSULTED THEM IN THE WHITE HOUSE. YOKO SENT JOHN ON TRIPS WITH NO MISSION BECAUSE HER PSYCHIC TOLD HER TO. ARE THESE SOOTHSAYERS FOR REAL OR JUST IN IT FOR THE CASH?


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