Posts Tagged ‘China’

Solving the Fur, Faux and Real, Dilemma

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

fur By Laura Shanahan Would you rather go naked than wear fur, as per the models in the famous anti-fur ad campaign? (I always had a problem with that question: Does it have to be either/or? Can’t I just choose to wear, y’know, regular clothes?) Well, whether you wouldn’t dream of wearing fur—or dream of wearing [&hellip
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Chinese Riches Shortchanged at The Met

Written by Kate Prengel on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit, Museums, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

guardian The sees itself as a teaching museum, which may be why its curators are trying to cram the entire history of Chinese printmaking into one exhibit: The Printed Image in China: 8th-21st Centuries. Ninth-century Buddhas, 16th-century peonies and 20th-century peasants are all lined up in the back rooms of The Met’s Asian wing for your [&hellip
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An iLife Examined

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts & Film

By Marissa Maier Mike Daisey, called a “master storyteller” by the New York Times, has developed a special blend of personal history and gonzo journalism in his hilarious and touching monologues. This time around, Daisey narrows his laser-sharp wit on the empire of Apple in The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, playing through [&hellip
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Chinese Film Festival

Written by admin on . Posted in Film

China has the fastest growing film industry in the world and is now the third largest film producer globally. China’s film industry produced over 500 films in 2009, compared to just 100 in 2002.  According to the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, China’s box office receipts exceeded $1.6 billion in 2010, a 40 [&hellip
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