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Your Weekend: A Selective Guide

Movies: The “Kingsman” sequel will be the weekend’s hit, but I want to see Emma Stone as Billie Jean King in “Battle of the Sexes.” TV/Streaming: I’m still recovering from Ken Burns’s “Vietnam,” so I think I’ll opt for lighter fare this weekend: the “Ballers” finale on Sunday and a “Golden Girls” marathon on Sunday on Hallmark. Music: Foo Fighters give us some “Concrete and Gold.” What? You don’t know Kay Starr’s early jazz recordings? Sample her “Bonaparte’s Retreat” here. Books: Geez: Simon & Schuster didn’t even have the courtesy to credit the writer of Tom Brady’s new book, “The TB12 Method.” George Steiner’s “Tolstoy or Dostoevsky” can be slow-going, but I’m learning things! Sports: It’s crazy, but I’m now watching the most obscure Italian soccer teams on the weekend: current favorite is Bologna. Finally: I thought autumn was supposed to begin this weekend — not in New York!

Rosh Hashanah: Shana Tovah Feldshuh!

Charlotte Gainsbourg: “Deadly Valentine”


Charlotte Gainsbourg has shared a new song called “Deadly Valentine,” taken from her forthcoming album Rest. The track, produced by SebastiAn, comes with a self-directed visual starring Dev Hynes (Blood Orange). The clip is the latest in a series of visuals corresponding with the LP, which follows Gainsbourg’s recent video for its title track. “Each video came from personal, resonating ideas,” Gainsbourg explained in a statement. “This song mixes wedding vows with an offbeat tone. I wanted to express the idea of a lifetime engagement; a couple running to church, from childhood to old age, a lifetime path. I asked my Read more »

Street-Art Museum Opens In Berlin

For some it is the largest and most democratic art movement the world has ever seen, for others it is unwanted visual pollution. But street art now has a permanent claim on the art world: an entire museum dedicated to the genre. Urban Nation in Berlin is the world’s first major institution built to champion and archive street art and graffiti, which fully emerged in New York in the 1970s with artists who would tag the subway tunnels. Since then it has grown into Read more »

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Art Book Fair Opens In New York

Today, September 21st, marks the opening of the 12th annual New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 in Queens. Around 370 exhibitors from 28 countries as far apart as Taiwan and Sweden will present thousands of catalogues, artists’ books and rare publications. This year includes a slew of events, among them films screenings (including works by artists like Carolee Schneemann), panel discussions (one focuses on the influence of the curator and dealer Seth Siegelaub) and a curated section focusing on photography. A two-day symposium will also look at issues in publishing, including a discussion of “guerrilla collecting“. Events across the weekend are free and open to the public, as is access to the fair. A full list of events is available here. The fair is organised by the New York non-profit Printed Matter.