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BOJANA CVEJIĆ ON WAR AND DANCE

Bojana Cvejić—philosopher, performance theorist, and author of Choreographing Problems: Expressive Concepts in European Contemporary Dance and Performance—will give a lecture this week at Redcat on war and dance. “At what moment, in the post-war era, did war surface as the political unconscious of postmodern and contemporary dance for dancers and choreographers? This does not mean […]

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THE STORY OF THE FACE

The Face—the post-punk bible of British music and style—published its last issue in 2004, and although plans for a revival are afoot, now is now and then is not. In the meantime, we have THE STORY OF THE FACE, a new book by Paul Gorman. Join Gorman, Face founder and editor Nick Logan, and MagCulture’s Jeremy […]

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LAURENT CANTET’S L’ATELIER

Are words the only weapons in L’ATELIER / THE WORKSHOP, the new film from Laurent Cantet? Novelist and writing-workshop teacher Olivia (Marina Foïs) meets a dark adversary in young student Antoine (Matthieu Lucci), who shakes up the class with a massacre-on-a-yacht scenario. Is this a highly imaginative work, or a red-flag warning? L’ATELIER screens twice this week […]

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FOUND IN TRANSLATION

One of the pleasures of the FOUND IN TRANSLATION show at LACMA is the strong graphic design component in the Modernist section of the exhibition. Posters and drawings illustrate the design exchanges and dialogues between California and Mexico, and include the work of Xavier Viramontes, Yolanda M. López, Fred Ludekens, and many others. . FOUND IN […]

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GRETA GERWIG’S LADY BIRD

Elvis Mitchell: “Tell us about your first day as a director.” Greta Gerwig: “I prepared and I over-prepared. Film is weird—it’s a timed art. For everything you’re doing [on set], that’s something else you’re not able to do. But I was ready. It’s a mix of being totally in control and totally out of control. […]