Culture The Safdie Brothers’ Cinematic Beginnings The brothers and co-directors Josh and Benny Safdie showed promise well before the release, this month, of their critically acclaimed thriller "Good Time." Their 2010 film, "Daddy Longlegs," a largely autobiographical tale of turbulent New York childhoods, pulses with trouble, excitement, and discovery.
Culture John Ford’s Radical Take on American Racism John Ford’s “Sergeant Rutledge,” from 1960, is a surprisingly and accurately radical take on unquestioned racism in the American judicial system.
Culture “Born in Flames” and Political Fantasy In Lizzie Borden's invigorating 1983 film, “Born in Flames,” music and politics go hand in hand.
Culture An Experimental Feast, Plated by Artists to Amuse and Confound The Dutch creative collective Steinbeisser’s “Experimental Gastronomy” project orchestrates an unusual collaboration between Michelin-starred chefs, artists, and diners.
Culture Just Grillin’ Emma and Colin kick off the summer by cooking up some cartoons.
Culture Diana Vishneva’s Last Days with American Ballet Theatre Vishneva, a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, rehearses for the Russian ballet “Onegin,” which will be her final performance with the company.
Culture Father John Misty Performs “The Memo” The musician performs a song from his latest album, “Pure Comedy.”
Culture “Actress” and Performing the Self Act natural: From Robert Greene's “Actress,” to the Maysles brothers' “Grey Gardens,” to Shirley Clarke's “Portrait of Jason,” there's a rich history of performance in documentary, of subjects playing themselves.
Culture What Do You Ink? Emma and Colin call on cartoonist Jason Adam Katzenstein for a tattoo consultation.
Culture Eighty Years of New York City, Then and Now A split-screen tour of the same streets in New York City, from the nineteen-thirties and today.
Culture A Genealogy of the Cartoon Grim Reaper The Grim Reaper—that black-coated, scythe-carrying personification of death—has appeared in over a hundred and four cartoons in The New Yorker since 1937. But where was he prior to that?
Culture Howdy, Conner O’Malley The comedian swings by to get feedback on his first forays into gag cartooning.