Gee What a Train
The 64th Berlinale, an international kinofest of gluttonous cinephilia and one of the major stops on the annual film festival circuit. Read More
The New York Times might have been prematurely enthusiastic when they reported yesterday on the coming advent of articulated subway trains—snakelike creatures with accordion-style joints, long, continuous corridors and open gangways between cars. Inspired by the MTA’s 20 Year Assessment that came out earlier this month, the Times article made much of a single bulleted item on page 135 of the 142-page document, which gave no specific timeline or budget details for the trains’ implementation, and went only so far as to say that “consideration should be given” to articulated designs. And in light of the fact that the last two decades have seen significant refreshments to the city’s fleet, which now consists largely of cars that can be expected to last 40-60 years, a swift wholesale embrace of articulated models seems deeply unlikely.
The Ouroboros of Franco
As you may have read in various cutting-edge cultural publications, the city is enjoying an electronic dance music (or “EDM”) renaissance. Crucial to any such story is Output, the Williamsburg club that promises a no-frills, music-focused experience in the same vein as Berlin’s Berghain.
Because Output cribs most of its philosophy from Berghain—no mirrors, no Read More
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
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
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