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"Tár" is the cinematic watchword of the coming awards season, even if you don’t know how to say it. Tar? Ter? Tah? What is that acute accent over the A, and what accent will Australian chameleon Cate Blanchett deliver to us on the screen?

Night of the Living Dead

Terror at every turn! It’s not the 1960s as you remember them — or maybe it is. The year is 1968 and a 28-year-old director, with a budget of just a little over $100 thousand, releases a movie about race, war, and police violence, about the world literally eating itself alive. Of course, horror is just fiction, right?

Yellow Tree 1 by Alex Katz Photo Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery

Alex Katz: Gathering

The creamy spiral of the Guggenheim, like the interior of a cavernous conch shell, is now glowing with the canvases of Alex Katz, whose big close ups make the grand scale of this new show feel even grander.

Photo courtesy of Blackstone Publishing

Which Side Are You On

A thoroughly contemporary novel that both highlights the reactionary divide and the bridges that must be built between Gen Z and their parents, the debut work from Ryan Lee Wong is about the complexity of today’s family conversations.


In the decades that glitzy interior designer Jamie Drake has been working in New York City he’s been known for turning Park Avenue apartments into — well, to paraphrase Raymond Carver, what we talk about when we talk about Park Avenue apartments.

Photo courtesy of Film At Lincoln Center

Bones And All

After the success of his Best Picture-nominated “Call Me By Your Name,” Italian director Luca Guadagnino, a kind of Visconti heir apparent known for his sun-dappled films of simmering emotion and European beauty, turned to horror.

Escondidito by Bruno Leydet

Can sex sell outside of the city?

The body was politic at the Spring/Break Art Show this September. Acting as alternative programming to the prestige Armory international art fair, Spring/Break showcases the off-beat and the underground, this year in the former offices of Ralph Lauren on Madison Avenue, New York.

The Myth of Persephone

For those seeking a family-friendly version of Ovid is a new show from Grumbling Gryphons Traveling Children’s Theater. The grassroots children’s acting workshop is the brainchild of artistic director Leslie Elias and has been engaging elementary school actors for over 40 years.


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