Zero for Conduct

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

zero_dark_chastain-300x168 High Information/Low Interpretation in Bigelow’s yellow journalism comic strip Zero Dark Thirty opens during the second age of yellow journalism which is the same as in the 1890s when the press shamelessly sought readership through sensation, innuendo and jingoism (its news pages were indistinguishable from the lurid, tinted pages of comic strips). This comic-strip account of [&hellip
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Doug’s Top 12 Theatre Picks for 2012, Pt 2

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

thewhale Below, find the top 6 theatrical contributions of the first half of the 2012-2013 season! Read Part 1 here. 6. Golden Boy Bartlett Sher’s impassioned revival proved Clifford Odets morality play to be completely accessible. In a sterling ensemble, Seth Numrich stood out with a breakout performance as the boxer caught between two professions and [&hellip
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City Arts: Matisse Lights Up the Met

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LuminousGravity600 By John Goodrich Henri Matisse, “Young Sailor II,” 1906 © 2012 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York At age 20, recuperating in a hospital bed, Henri Matisse was given a paintbox by his mother as a diversion. It was Matisse’s first stab at painting, and it changed the course of art. [&hellip
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Cover Me

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Music

soundofthesuburb North London’s ‘Sound of the Suburb’ makes for a great Boxing Day gift The Beach Boys. Aerosmith. The Dave Clark Five. Following in the footsteps of some of rock and roll’s great five-member bands is the London-bred Sound of the Suburb. A self-proclaimed “high-energy band” from Hampstead Garden Suburb, the Sound has been spreading their [&hellip
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Maureen McGovern: Putting Our Hands Out in Time for the Holidays

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Music

Maureen McGovern It’s been forty years since Maureen McGovern launched to pop stardom, the singer admits close to the beginning of “Home for the Holidays,” the seasonal cabaret performance running through Saturday at 54 Below. That was when her first hit, “The Morning After,” the theme from The Poseidon Adventure, won an Oscar and earned her a [&hellip
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Amour: Enduring Love in Any Language

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

amour1 A series of unwanted guests creep into the orbit of Anne and George, a married couple of retired music teachers now in their 80s. There’s the criminal who tries to break into their handsomely lived-in Paris apartment early in Amour, Michael Haneke’s superlative mature new film. And there’s that pesky bird that keeps flying in [&hellip
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CityArts: The Personal is Poetic

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Film, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

ThePersonalisPoetic600 ‘Yelling to the Sky’ is a Notable Debut Victoria Mahoney’s debut feature, Yelling to the Sky, updates the literature of writers like Gayl Jones, Alice Walker, Toni Cade Bambara, J. California Cooper and Nella Larsen, yet it isn’t at all literary. It is entirely cinematic, a presentation of emotion and social circumstance that communicates visually more [&hellip
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