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THE VIEW UPSTAIRS AT CELEBRATION

“I love this busted-ass bar.” — Wes, in The View Upstairs THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, an off-Broadway triumph earlier this year, has made a welcome transfer to the Celebration Theatre in Hollywood for its West Coast premiere. Max Vernon’s musical—directed by Michael A. Shepperd—is set in a dive bar in New Orleans in 1973 (and 2017), […]

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PIERRE BERGÉ

Pierre Bergé—publisher, opera impressario, former president of Arcad SIDA, patron of the arts, and life and business partner of Yves Saint Laurent—died today in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. He is survived by his husband Madison Cox, the landscape architect and director of the Fondation Jardin Majorelle. See Hamish Bowles: vogue.com/article/pierre-berge-hamish-bowles-remembrance Loulou de la Falaise, Pierre Bergé, and Yves Saint […]

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FAUSTIN LINYEKULA — NEW WORK

Congolese dancer, choreographer, and writer Faustin Linyekula will present work on both coasts this month. This weekend, as part of the FI:AF Crossing the Line Festival—co-presented with the Metropolitan Museum of Art—Linyekula’s site-specific BANATABA (NEW WORK) will receive its world premiere in New York City, where Linyekula will be accompanied by dancer Moya Michael. Later this […]

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JOSEPH VOGL

“The financial regime of the past century has not only led to a massive accumulation of capital in a few private hands and created a powerful oligarchy that operates a policy of radical wealth defense through formally democratic means. With the ongoing collateralization and confiscation of the future, the market itself becomes a creditor-deity, which […]

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YOUNG BASQUIAT

Sara Driver premieres her new film, BOOM FOR REAL—THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT, in Toronto this week. Driver is the director You Are Not I (based on a story by Paul Bowles), Sleepwalk, and When Pigs Fly. She was an actor in the early films of Jim Jarmusch, who appears in the Basquiat documentary—along […]