Category Archives: New York

Cunningham, New York’s Original Street-Style Photog, Is Coming to the Silver Screen

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  The Sartorialist, Garance Doré, Mr. Newton—seems you can’t duck out of a Fashion Week event without literally bumping into these street-style photographers or a pretty young thing posing for their lenses. Within a few short years, the top tier of these trend spotters have become franchises onto themselves, producing books, pop-up shops, clothing lines, and industry recognition. But as ... Read More »

NYC: ‘After Hours’

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Last week we told you about an art performance involving Martin Scorsese’s 1985 foray into comedy ‘After Hours‘. Back then, we couldn’t tell you the details of the piece, but now we can: artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and experimental composer/conductor Ari Benjamin Meyers sent 20 people to locations from the film where their adventures began.     The film tells the ... Read More »

Take our Word for It

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Last night we saw an incredible, interesting, and at times, infuriating performance, K.85/K.62 by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Ari Benjamin Meyers, part of this year’s Performa series. We’re sworn to secrecy about what happened, because the performance “depends on mystery” as the program puts it, but we can say it’s a very unique take on two films — Martin Scorcese’s ‘After ... Read More »

Brooklyn’s Broken Angel

The Broken Angel House, 4/6 Downing Street, Brooklyn

Our chat with Miles Marshall Lewis got us in a New York state of mind. So let’s visit one of our favorite NYC landmarks, the Broken Angel in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The site was built over 30 years by self-tought architect Arthur Wood, but it came to fame as the site of Dave Chappelle’s Block Party, a 2006 documentary film ... Read More »

Looking at ‘Looking at Music: Side 2′

Marcia Resnick, Glenn O'Brien's TV Party, NYC, 1980

  Well consider our minds blown. New York’s Museum of Modern Art has done it again, this time with the exhibition Looking at Music: Side 2, and its matching film counterpart, a mashup of Museyon’s favorite things: Film, Music and Art.   There’s no denying that for an artist, New York was a pretty cool place to be in the ... Read More »

Disaster Movie

Times Square, New York City

Yesterday we had a good laugh at the expense of the cast of ’2012.’ But a look at the film’s official trailer got us thinking … is no landmark safe from Hollywood effects people? Can you spot the ones that get destroyed in ’2012′? Let’s find them…after the jump.   Read More »

Scouting (a Lost) New York: ‘Taxi Driver’

Times Square through Travis Bickle's Rearview Mirror, 1976; Times Square Today

A while back, we went back in time — to the New York City of Travis Bickle, the deranged veteran in ‘Taxi Driver’. We we’re saddened (but not surprised) to see how little of Bickle’s New York still existed, so we certainly were excited to see the latest post over at Scouting New York, one of our favorite film blogs. ... Read More »

A Roman (Polanski) Holiday

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Roman Polanski may not be going anywhere for a while, now that (allegedly?) raping a 13-year-old has finally caught up with him and all. He may be holed up in a Swiss jail, but his films provide a trip around the world. Even after his exile from the United States in 1977, the director continued to shoot on location throughout Europe ... Read More »

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