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ANIMAL will be bringing you continuing coverage from The New York Film Festival, which runs Sep 26 – Oct 12 at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Two Days, One Night plays Sunday, October 5th at 3:00pm and Monday, October 6th at 9:00pm. It’s hard to explain the power of the films of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Just a synopsis makes their work seem […]

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ANIMAL will be bringing you continuing coverage from The New York Film Festival, which runs at Sep 26 – Oct 12 at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Stray Dog plays Thursday, October 2nd at 7:30pm and Friday, October 3rd at 6:15pm.  Ron “Stray Dog” Hall can’t forgive himself for cutting off the ears of another human being and wearing […]

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Right of Jeff Koons’ ecstatic ejaculate puddle, Cicciolina’s clumped mascara is perfect blue. It’s not blue. It’s more specific than blue, but like the pink pimples on her ass, spread half-hoisted onto his painted dick, it is the perfect color it should be. There are 150 objects in his Whitney retrospective (opening to the public Friday), spanning decades of a […]

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Leigh Ledare convinced his recently remarried ex-wife of five years, five years after divorce, to spend three nights in a remote cabin in Upstate New York with him photographing her. Two months later, he asked her to repeat the same trip with her current husband, also a photographer, who would take pictures of her and hand […]

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Chicago Magazine dug up a most fascinating little piece of art criticism from 1978. Tribune art critic Alan Artner reviewed Frida Kahlo’s first U.S. solo museum exhibition at the MCA and he didn’t like it. Kahlo led the kind of life that makes for a Ms. Magazine version of the romantic agony … All of this shows up in […]

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It’s been about five years since I bought an iPhone, and after giving myself some time to get a feel for the device, I think I’m ready to say that a smartphone is something everyone should consider owning. Technically, I’m not using the original iPhone I bought a few years ago, having upgraded to the […]

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“This summer, a new wave of cinematic psychosis washed over American movie theaters,” starts off this film review from 1977. Oh boy. Want more? See what else comrade Yu. Varshavskaya thought of Star Wars, it’s “primitive plot” and “Artu-Detu” that “looks like an automobile and expresses himself with ‘space’ signals.” […]

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The New Museum is packed tight with coveted art bling today. Rummaging through Dakis Joannou’s voluminous, much-talked-about private collection, guest curator Jeff Koons has turned up some cool stuff. The phrase “museum ethics” hasn’t really crossed my mind, but “fruit salad” has. […]

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photo by: niznoz We first began noticing his ubiquitous scrawls and primitive-like spiny arrangements on E.23rd St. back a few years ago and thought for sure it had to be a SVA student mocking graffiti writers with his simpleton hand styles and super raw characters. Plus most of his original work was confined exclusively between […]

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