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Celebrate The Year of The Tiger With a Taste of Chinese Cinema

  Well wouldn’t you know it, Chinese New Year falls on Valentine’s Day 2010. Even if you’re not normally the kind of goose or gander who would tend to ring in 4707 (or 4646 depending on how you count), you’ve got a built-in theme for this year’s romantic celebrations. More than that, there are two film series here in New ... Read More »

“The Cove” Goes to Japan, Fashion Week Hits NY, and Retro China Chic

  The already controversial, and very successful, Indian film “My Name is Khan”, is facing a new round of raging protests after one of its stars made comments seen as “pro-Pakistani” by the opposition. When was the last time you found yourself picketing a Joel Silver film, hunh? [Guardian UK]   Why is your hotel bar so crowded? Januted explains ... Read More »

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

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

  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 »

Tooooot! Pratt Institute Rings in 2010 With Musical Steam Explosion

BLDGBLOG has turned us on to a New Year’s Eve musical performance with an ingenious, arty twist. Instead of counting down to midnight at a dance club, for the last few years a brave clutch of New Yorkers has been heading over to Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, to watch as the Pratt Institute’s steam power plant is transformed for one night ... Read More »

Gamers and Ghosts: New York Video Game Bar Rests Atop Ancient Burial Ground

The West Coast isn’t the only place where high-tech bleeps and bloops meet with paranormal possibilities. Scouting New York, our favorite New-York-based film locations blog, has divined that Barcade, a go-to spot for beer and vintage video games was built atop the Old Methodist Burying Ground, last used in the 1850s. There are no reports of any eerie apparitions as ... Read More »

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