The Ouroboros of Franco
Hey ladies. You know, on this very special Valentine’s Day, you’re not looking for a dozen roses or a bear holding a box of chocolate. You’re not looking for hearts, or balloons, or even a book of homemade coupons offering “I O U = One (1) Free Massage During a Screening of Crazy, Stupid Love on Our DVD Player (Your Choice, Non-Transferable).”
No girl, what really gets your motor running (pun intended) is to have artist/actor/Grand Marshal for the Daytona 500 James Franco show you the collection for his latest installation exhibit in Berlin, “Gay Town.”
The Lower East Side’s Horton Gallery will host a second season at their 1,100 square foot-space in Berlin, owner Sean Horton announced today. The new season also comes with a new gallery director for the space.
Much of the motivation for the move, Mr. Horton told The Observer, was a desire to discover Berlin talent Read More
At last, the put-upon Boston Globe has found a New York Times Company policy it can go along with: On March 19, as many as 30 staffers applied for 19 buyout slots, according to multiple sources at the newspaper.
The names on editor Martin Baron’s desk were expected to include business columnist Steven Bailey and Read More
In Oct. 2006, the Museum of Modern Art announced the creation of a new curatorial department to handle “media.” It concerns itself with all those visual and sound installations not intended for formal, theater-style viewing, like Doug Aitken’s new façade creeper, Sleepwalkers.
The man appointed as chief curator of this department is Klaus Biesenbach, 40, Read More
Florian Henkel von Donnersmarck’s The Lives of Others, from his own screenplay, has been chosen as Germany’s entry for this year’s Foreign-Language Film Academy Award. It is one of the most amazing films I have ever seen on the subject of the state’s control over the lives of individuals, both through modern instruments of surveillance Read More
Diane Keaton graces the screen so rarely that when she makes an appearance of any kind, attention must be paid. But it’s a sure sign of how desperate the current state of movies has become when you pack up your hope and anticipation, head for a brand-new Diane Keaton vehicle called Because I Said So, Read More
Out of the nine sculptures on view in Thomas Kiesewetter’s second one-man show at the Jack Tilton Gallery, two stand out as so much better than the rest, so much more themselves.
To understand why, it helps to go back to the artist’s American debut—one of the happier discoveries in recent memory—at Tilton’s old Soho Read More
You think Jimmy Carter has problems. Yesterday on the progressive Jewish blog, Jewschool, Mobius noted that Urban Outfitters was selling kaffiyehs—the Arab scarf popularized by Yasir Arafat—as “antiwar scarves”:
In hipster enclaves such as Berlin and Brooklyn, the kaffiyeh is so ubiquitous it’s already passe [and] as a fashion item it is viewed by Read More
One thing that Walt and Mearsheimer do in their rebuttal is to list the large number of policymakers, including Jews like Feith, Perle, Wurmser and Wolfowitz (I would add Abrams), who are “deeply committed” to Israel and helped get us into the war in Iraq. “We emphasize again that we see nothing wrong with Read More