New Japanese Films Get the Spotlight in NYC
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by Alexa Domash
10h ago
The latest edition of the ACA Cinema Project series – New Films from Japan, comes to the IFC Center February 10-16 presenting five of the top films, critically acclaimed award winners and festival favorites from around the world over the course of the past year. Those films coming to New York City will include Kei Ishikawa’s A Man, Shô Miyake’s Small, Slow but Steady, Nao Kubota’s Thousand and One Nights, Yuji Nakae’s The Zen Diary, and Juichiro Yamasaki’s Yamabuki. Yamasaki will be making the trip to New York as well to participate in Q&As following the screenings of his film on Friday 2 ..read more
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History Is Made! Kim Petras Becomes First Transgender Woman to Win Grammy Awards
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by Alexa Domash
10h ago
Kim Petras is a German singer-songwriter and recording artist who has been making waves in the music industry for the past few years. She has achieved incredible success in a short period of time, most notably becoming the first transgender artist to be nominated for a Grammy Award. Petras’ music is a blend of elements from pop, EDM, and trap, making her sound unique and exciting. She is known for her bubbly personality, her outspokenness on issues such as gender identity and LGBTQ rights, and her commitment to her artistry. She has also collaborated with some of the biggest names in the music ..read more
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The Life of Sonja
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by R.C. Baker
10h ago
She was a Kansas housewife who fled a bad marriage in Wichita, moving in 1977 to New York City, where she carved a Xanadu-like loft, including a spacious art studio, out of raw factory space on West 37th Street. For the next 46 years, she lived in rent-regulated splendor and produced a body of work that runs the gamut from the religious to the profane. One day in 2015, the artist Robert Attanasio came to her studio and said, “Why aren’t you better known? You’re like Man Ray.” He dubbed her Woman Ray. Her name is Sonja Wagner, and at age 85, she’s terminally ill with only a short time to live ..read more
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That Retro Show: The Return Of ‘Velma,’ ‘Willow’ and Hanging Out in the Basement
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by R.C. Baker
10h ago
That ’90s Show (Netflix) Back for more 420 humor, bedroom rock posters of yore, and 30-year-old pop culture references, That (change decade here) Show returns to the fictional suburb of Point Place, Wisconsin, where the Foreman family’s basement is once again crawling with stoned teens looking for something to do, now some 20 years after their parents did it. The follow-up series to That 70’s Show follows the exploits of Leia Foreman (Callie Haverda), daughter of Eric and Donna, as she spends the summer with her grandparents Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp) and Red (Kurtwood Smi ..read more
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New Sweeps Casinos – Latest Sweeps Cash casinos for this year 
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by Alexa Domash
17h ago
If you are a fan of playing online sweepstake games, then the good news is that there is always something new to try. On average, a new sweepstake casino hits the US market each week – perfect for players looking for new ways to play, new sweepstakes casino bonuses to claim and even more sweepstake casino slots and table games to enjoy. Basically, by keeping ahead of the best new sweeps cash casinos out there, you have an even better chance of winning real money prizes for free. On this page, we bring you the best new sweeps casinos which will ensure will be regularly updated to include all th ..read more
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What Is ‘Paris Is Burning’? And What Happened to the Icons After Its Release?
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by Stefanie Thomas
17h ago
This March will mark the 32nd anniversary of the NYC release of Jennie Livingston’s Paris Is Burning. This documentary features the 1980s underground drag and ballroom culture that consisted mainly of queer Latinx, Afro-Latinx, and African-Americans in New York City. To the viewers who were already alive at the time, this was the first time that many learned about this rather exclusive scene. But if you weren’t alive in the 80s-90s, or you’re unsure what the ballroom culture is, you might be asking “what is Paris Is Burning?” Read on. Paris Is Burning — The Real Queer “Cultural Reset” When Jen ..read more
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M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Knock at the Cabin’ Doesn’t Have a Good Answer
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by R.C. Baker
1d ago
The M. Night Shyamalan brand has always been a little wobbly — a typical MNS movie launches out of the gate with an expertly torqued genre set-up, pit stops for pulpy texture and earnest performances, and then goes off-road toward ridiculous and grandiose twist endings that manage to satisfy exactly no one. Once you apply smelling salts to the deathless swooning over The Sixth Sense (1999), the man’s name-above-the-title rep seems built on little more than mysteriously inflated expectations. If you’ve made it through Signs (2002), Lady in the Water (2006), The Happening (2008), The Visit (2015 ..read more
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Fran Lebowitz on The Internet, Covid, the Kardashians, and Her Pal Marty
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by R.C. Baker
1d ago
Fran Lebowitz is one of American culture’s true humorist geniuses. Her dry wit and sage perspective on life, politics, people and really, everything, have made her a living legend, especially to older audiences who’ve read her essays or seen her appearances on late-night TV over the decades. With the success of the Netflix series Pretend It’s a City — directed and co-starring by her longtime comrade Martin Scorsese — during the height of the pandemic, a whole new generation has discovered her brand of satiric social commentary and more so, her inimitable spirit. Sharing her fierce point of vie ..read more
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Things To Know About CBD
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by Alexa Domash
2d ago
View the original article about Things To Know About CBD at Why Does CBD Work. CBD or cannabidiol, obtained from the hemp plant is thought to interact with receptors in the central nervous system, and some evidence points toward a calming effect brought on by CBD. It may also serve as an anti-inflammatory and may produce pain-relieving effects that help with pain management. Health Benefits Of CBD Use People are turning to CBD as an alternative to pharmaceutical drugs to relieve their symptoms. People with depression or anxiety may be looking to avoid SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibi ..read more
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Beyoncé and Jay-Z Work It Out in the Louvre
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by R.C. Baker
3d ago
Pop music has long cherished collisions with the visual arts. Andy Warhol’s peelable banana cover for the Velvet Underground’s 1967 debut disk and his zipper motif for the Rolling Stones’ 1971 Sticky Fingers album both wittily played with the horndog ethos of rock ’n’ roll. In 1976, five years before the debut of MTV (and almost seven years before Michael Jackson became the first African American artist featured on the channel), David Bowie turned to a surrealist classic in lieu of a warm-up band for his Station to Station tour. Thin White Duke fans, eager for the rapturous feedback of th ..read more
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