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“Where They At”, a Look at Queer Rap in The Big Easy, Bounces to NYC’s Henry Street Settlement

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It’s never been a secret that much of hip-hop lyrics, culture, and attitudes often come off as foursquare against homosexuals and homosexuality, enhancing already inflated masculine braggadocio with gestures of intolerance. Its a sad fact of life lightened with the knowledge that the scene, with its bold personalities, music, and fashions could so easily overlap with the bold personalities, music, ... Read More »

New York’s Met and Morgan Keep Old Florence Vs. Rome Rivalry Alive

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  A fascinating little piece in the New York Times today looks at the once-contentious relationship between the Renaissance arts scenes of Florence and Rome through two current exhibitions just a few neighborhoods away from each other in Manhattan. While Rome is represented in one corner by the Morgan Museum & Library’s Rome After Raphael exhibition, which features a slew ... 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 »

Scouting ‘Ghostbusters’

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A while back we shared our love for Scouting NY, a blog run by location scout Nick Carr. The scout’s site features photos from every corner of the city, documented as only a professional observer could. Now there’s yet another reason to love the site: New York, You’ve Changed.   The new segment looks at famous film locations then and ... Read More »

Celebrate Fall with ‘Autumn in New York’

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Today marks the vernal equinox — better known as the first day of fall to the non-mystical among us. It’s our favorite season here at Museyon HQ, and what better way to celebrate than with one of the season’s best — ‘Autumn in New York‘. The film may be a May-December love story between a playboy restaurant owner (Richard Gere) ... Read More »

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