Polanski has been wanted in the US for the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl since the 1970s and has since faced other accusations of sexual assault. His lawyers have "firmly denied" the accusations. … [Read more...] about Toronto Film Festival: Spike Lee concert documentary opens scaled-back event
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Some artists mine their relationships with the venue: Couple Petrit Halilaj and Álvaro Urbano first met at Berghain and have hung an oversized pink paper lily over the very spot; He Xiangyu has a favorite corner at one of the bars next to which now stands a plaster sculpture of himself as a small boy about to open his first can of soda. … [Read more...] about Berlin nightclub Berghain reopens as art space
Real estate agents in nearby Dutchess County, which lies about 80 miles north of New York City, report a 19 per cent increase in July home purchases compared to the same period last year. The above file photo shows the town of Poughkeepsie, the seat of Dutchess County … [Read more...] about The NYC exodus: Fleet of moving trucks arrive in the Upper West Side and dozens wait in line to hire U-Hauls as residents reeling from lockdown and the surge in homeless people call it quits
We are in a situation like that in a Shakespeare history play, where messengers arrive hourly with bad news from all ends of the kingdom. The Nuffield Southampton, which combines a new city centre theatre with a longstanding campus playhouse, is closing, with 86 roles made redundant. The Theatre Royal Plymouth has made its entire artistic team redundant and the Royal Exchange Manchester may have to make 65% of its staff redundant. The story is much the same wherever you look, be it Birmingham, Norwich or Perth. Even the big, seemingly well-protected institutions are not immune: the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, was reported in the London Evening Standard to be “facing closure”. … [Read more...] about Dear Oliver Dowden, have you even begun to grasp the scale of our arts crisis?
Every image makes you wonder at the mysteries of nature: how rain hangs in the air, how the sun burns away darkness and moisture at dawn, how sea and sky mirror each other's tones. From the moon, constant behind veils of fluctuating rack, to the beach below the gallery where you stand, a golden stretch dotted with discs of pale water, these informal images remain alive and new even after almost two centuries. Of the several Turner shows opening in 2012, this may be the most exhilarating. Start here. … [Read more...] about Hamish Fulton: Walk; Turner and the Elements – review