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Quiz: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend?

source: http://www.bbook.com/what-movie-should-i-watch-this-weekend/

March 16, 2014 0
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The Continuing Saga of the Art of Bad Restaurant Food Photography

Let’s cheer restaurant food photography that defeats the originally intended purpose—it makes you repulsed by the cuisine actually served inside the eatery. Bad Restaurant Food Photography occurs when optimistic owners snap their own pics of various menu items and hang these images in their window  in a misguided attempt to lure passersby into their establishment. [...]

March 15, 2014 0
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Madrid Singer Russian Red Invades The States

Oft compared to Feist, but really not so unlike Ellie Goulding one could argue, singer Russian Red (real name Lourdes Hernández) has scored significant success in her native Spain with her gorgeous neo-folk stylings. But with the release of her third album, the rather intriguingly titled Agent Cooper (Sony), her sound has grown darker, sexier, [...]

March 15, 2014 0
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Spandau Ballet Return To US for SXSW Premier Of New Film

It was an odd decision for the uber-European Spandau Ballet to pick Austin, Texas, a town in which they had previously never even performed, to launch a bid for a stateside comeback. But at SXSW on Wednesday, the new career-spanning documentary, “Soul Boys of the Western World” premiered before an enthusiastic crowd at the downtown [...]

March 15, 2014 0
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Sexual Energy and Napalm Strike Miami (Don’t Worry, It’s Safe)

If you’ve ever wondered what the connection between napalm, Chinese philosophers, and “sexual energy” drinks is, look no further than Nicolas Lobo‘s “Bad Soda / Soft Drunk” exhibition, opening tonight at Gallery Diet in Miami. The space has been specially adapted for the show; in order to get close to Lobo’s series of napalm-and-polystyrene sculptures, viewers [...]

March 14, 2014 0
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Absolut Brings 2D To Life With Artist Rafael Grampá’s #NextFrame Collaboration

Recently, Absolut launched Transform Today, a global campaign based on looking into the creative process of four established artists in a range of different fields, as a way to inspire others to explore their own creativity. #NextFrame, the first project in this campaign, began in early February, and allows one of the artists to work [...]

March 14, 2014 0
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Director Zachary Wigon on His Debut Feature ‘The Heart Machine’

From the psychologically devastating to emotionally pleasurable, relationships are nothing if not a frenetic mess of feeling. Vulnerability is a rare commodity in the contemporary dating world, and a willingness to open yourself up to another person is frightening, yes, but can be just as thrilling. But who can you really trust? And just how [...]

March 14, 2014 0
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Food-As-Porn Programming For “Queen Of The Night” Via Jennifer Rubell

One visit to Queen of the Night is probably not enough. I heard rumors of clandestine milk baths, of oddly-dressed strangers who abduct you into back rooms for enigmatic fortune tellings. (I must have looked too vanilla, too scared, on the evening that I attended; all I got was a nice young lady who showed me the [...]

March 14, 2014 0
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See A Batch Of New Posters For Jonathan Glazer’s ‘Under The Skin’

Fresh on the heels of some pretty heavy festival praise, this April A24 will release Jonathan Glazer’s latest feature Under the Skin. Speaking to the feature after its Toronto premiere, we noted that: Way off the deep end of art house cinema, this is not a movie for anyone seeking traditional narrative rules of engagement, as it [...]

March 13, 2014 0
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Say It Ain’t So!–Dodge Gallery Closing Up Shop On The L.E.S.

Bummer of the week: Kristen Dodge, owner of the eponymous Dodge Gallery on Rivington Street, announced via email that she would be shutting the gallery’s doors after a four-year run. The handsome, bi-level space has hosted 42 exhibitions, including stand-outs like a recent Ted Gahl painting show; a spotlight on Jason Middlebrook’s awesome, sculptural planks; [...]

March 13, 2014 0
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