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A Bar Worthy of New York’s Favorite Landmark: The Empire Room Opens

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  It was no great surprise when we found that the Empire State Building comes in seventh on a new scientific net-based list of the most photographed landmarks in the world (New York City is, by the same reckoning, the most photographed city on earth) . As you can see from a quick glance at our “Film + Travel North ... Read More »

What’s New in Hong Kong? Gastropubs, Towering Views, and Lots of Smog

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  If you’ve ever thumbed through a copy of our “FILM + TRAVEL: Asia, Oceania, Africa” (and if you haven’t, you really should), you’d know that Hong Kong is one of our favorite towns for ear-splitting, bone-crunching cinematic action. But the backdrop for such explosive, high-kicking flicks as “Infernal Affairs”, “Chungking Express”, and thousands upon thousands of others is not ... Read More »

This is Why You’re Fat, The “Last Supper” Edition

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  It’s no secret (or Papal conspiracy for that matter) that, on the whole, humankind is slowly evolving from the slim figure of the Vitruvian Man into something more resembling Homer Simpson. Yes, many people on this earth still live in Medieval conditions with bony, underfed bodies to match. But looking around the more familiar backdrops of, say, modern Rome ... Read More »

Jeff Koons Coco, 365 Bars in 365 Days, and Hipster Homes and Gardens

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  Filmmakers are finding it harder and more expensive than ever to film scenes in the disappearing “dank alleys” of Manhattan. (HuffPo)   Refinery29 has a sneak peek of Todd “The Selby” Selby’s new photo-book tours of the fashionable homes of fashionable people. (Refinery29)   SXSW will play host to an award honoring what is often the best part of ... Read More »

BA Gets Naughty, Ebert in London, and Zoolander Returns

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  The posters for this year’s Baftas remind us that despite all our advances in digital manipulation and focus groups, marketing was just better 40 years ago. (/Film)   Thom Yorke and Flea’s new superband, Atoms for Peace, hits the road. (Brooklyn Vegan)   Roger Ebert reminisces about the years he lived in London’s soon-to-be-replaced Jermyn Hotel. (Guardian UK)   ... Read More »

Celebrate Caravaggio’s 400th With A Roman Wine Tour

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Yes, it’s been 400 years since the infamous Italian artist and party boy Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio left this world under shadowy circumstances. To toast the life and death of Rome’s rock star of chiaroscuro, the Scuderie del Quirinale is offering up a look back at his work and influence in an exhibition starting on the 20th of this month. ... Read More »

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