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I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost

One of our favorite sites to browse on a daily basis is Scouting New York, a blog chronicling the finds of Nick Carr, a New York City locations scout. His finds include impossible to see gargoyles on the tops of buildings, fading signs from yesteryear and hidden alleyways. When we first found the site we have to admit, we spent ... Read More »

A Rare Chance to Buy a Munch

Here at Museyon we love museums, but when it comes to getting up close and personal with great art, nothing beats the auction house. Almost once a season (the big auctions happen in November and May) a rare gem turns up, bringing a bit of adrenaline to the auction house. This time it’s Christie’s and Fertility, one of the last ... Read More »

Where “The Hangover 2” Should Hang Out: Our International Picks

  To absolutely no one’s surprise, recent reports have it that “The Hangover”—the raunchy, dizzy Las-Vegas-based gross-out flick that quickly became the most profitable comedy in box-office history—is going to be giving birth to a sequel, set to debut late this year. Already, rumors have it that the second round of mystery and debauchery will take place in Thailand—a logical ... Read More »

Upper East Side Girls: Nine of Vermeer’s Maids Living In Manhattan

  There’s something about New York—the power, the money, the energy—that attracts the most beautiful women from all over the earth—350-year-old Delft maidens included. Odd as it may seem to regular consumers of high European culture, New York City, and specifically the Upper East Side of the borough of Manhattan, holds more examples of Delft master Joannes Vermeer’s art than ... Read More »

Birds on A Wire, Japan’s Penis Festival, and An Abstract Artist Battle Royale

  At London’s Barbican, zebra finches play guitar for the pleasure of museum goers—play “Freebird”, dudes! (Guardian UK)   Only 33 years after its last use, France has opened a museum dedicated to their favorite method of capital punishment, the guillotine. (Guardian)   If you’re liable to blush or giggle at the sight of giant wooden weewees and whowhodillys, you ... Read More »

Woody Allen Returns to Europe For “Tall Dark Stranger” and Paris Project

  Long the king of Manhattan-based comedy movies, Woody Allen returned to his native island for last year’s “Whatever Works” after a five-film, five-year stand shooting films in England and Spain. Alas few of the New Yorkers who usually turn out for the Brooklyn-born director’s real-estate-porn and upper-class-ennui smirkfests bought tickets to the critically panned “Whatever Works”, leaving it with ... Read More »

BA Gets Naughty, Ebert in London, and Zoolander Returns

  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 »

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