Kanye West Thinks He's a God; He May Not be Wrong
Kanye West has become more powerful than anyone could have imagined. After seeing the man in the flesh two nights in a row las week—once at his triumphant, perhaps summer-defining headlining set at Governors Ball, and then at his bizarre, often disorienting Yeezus album listening pa...
Laurel Nakadate: Strangers and Relations
For a young artist whose past works include videos of herself dancing in her underwear with middle-aged men who have picked her up in parking lots, Laurel Nakadate's current exhibition, "Strangers and Relations," is uncharacteristically un-polarizing.
Consisting of 20 large-scale colo...
Unfinished Song Is Out for Your Tear Ducts
Writer-director Paul Andrew Williams's Unfinished Song is a full-frontal attack on its audience's tear ducts. Shamelessly manipulative, it's a highly effective if not very good film, its success entirely due to the talents of its cast. They bring heart to a script that is unabashedly abou...
Midtown's Sakagura is Literally Underground
Even with its inspired izakaya menu and a selection of sake vast enough to rival Tokyo's finest sake bars, the scene at midtown's Sakagura is literally underground. During a 20-minute wait for a table, a little eavesdropping offers whispers of context and diners' first impressions:
Bert and Arnie's Guide to Friendship Rewards Those Who Can Laugh and Wink at the Same Time
In Bert and Arnie's Guide to Friendship, the obnoxious behavior of the leads is heartily indulged, gently critiqued, and eventually subjected to a rather perfunctory alteration. Enjoyment of Jeff Kaplan's film will vary given your capacity to simultaneously laugh and wink at the hijinks o...