San Francisco’s unofficial art week — the third week of January, when the Fog Art + Design and Untitled, Art fairs are held — has become one of the most socially competitive times of the year. Besides the fairs themselves, there’s a merry-go-round of gallery openings, cocktail receptions, luncheons, tours of private collections and VIP experiences that are must-attend happenings for the art and social sets that flock to San Francisco as much for the parties as the paintings (and sculptures, design and video art). With Fog now in its sixth year and Untitled its third, the week is beginning to feel like a local tradition for both the art fair-going public and the party crowd. While some only visit the fairs with a cocktail in one hand and a selfie-ready smartphone in the other, there’s also a melange of local and international artists, gallerists and collectors all too eager to discuss the finer points of mixed-media presentations, collecting trends and why … [Read more...] about What I learned about art during a week of parties at SF’s unofficial art week
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Isaac Feldberg Globe Correspondent January 21, 2019 “SMILF” creator/star Frankie Shaw was at the Somerville Theatre Thursday night to premiere the first two episodes of her Boston-set Showtime dramedy’s second season.Fans of the series, about a single mom from Southie, queued outside of the free event to reserve seats at the 900-capacity venue, which came close to filling up. More than 50 in attendance had in some way contributed to the series; actress Nhadya Salomon and executive story editor Zach Strauss, Shaw’s husband, were among those the showrunner specifically highlighted while thanking her largely local, 50 percent female crew.During a post-screening discussion with “SMILF” executive-producer Michael London, Shaw discussed shifting production from Los Angeles to Boston for the show’s second season, which returned … [Read more...] about Frankie Shaw premieres second season of ‘SMILF’ in Somerville
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Style | You Matched With Someone Really Great Online. This Is Her Ghostwriter. Supported by Meredith Golden charges a small clientele $2,000 a month to help them win at dating apps. ByJonah Engel Bromwich Jan. 18, 2019 Meredith Golden keeps two lists of guys you absolutely should not date. There’s her “creep” list, which names a few dozen men who have said something racist, made a joke about pedophilia or otherwise acted inexcusably on a date. She also has a “we don’t date them” list that includes about 20 men. “They’re not horrible,” she said, but still definitively “undateable.” Like the one who, she said, without explanation or warning, started flossing at the table during a first date. Ms. Golden, 43, has developed these no-fly lists in her … [Read more...] about You Matched With Someone Really Great Online. This Is Her Ghostwriter.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Style | From MySpace to the Streets of Lagos Supported by the look Rock music has emerged from the digital underground in Nigeria. Photographs byJan Hoek and Stephen Tayo Text byEdwin Okolo Produced byEve Lyons Jan. 19, 2019 LAGOS, Nigeria — Footage of Western concertgoers dancing in defiance of any discernible rhythm, alone in a throng of bodies, moving with careless abandon to music, presented a possible escape. Many of these young Nigerians first encountered bands beloved by early 2000s emo kids — Linkin Park, Evanescence, Paramore, Fall Out Boy — online and, through the exchange of music, formed a digital community. They called themselves “Gothics,” shorthand for a composite of binding beliefs and aesthetics from different rock subgenres, including dark clothing, severe makeup and an … [Read more...] about From MySpace to the Streets of Lagos
Style | Do You Take This Robot … Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Today we fall in love through our phones. Maybe your phone itself could be just as satisfying? Credit Credit Photo Illustration by Tracy Ma/The New York Times; Getty Images (hand) Supported by ByAlex Williams Jan. 19, 2019 When Akihiko Kondo, a 35-year-old school administrator in Tokyo, strolled down the aisle in a white tuxedo in November, his mother was not among the 40 well-wishers in attendance. For her, he said, “it was not something to celebrate.” You might see why. The bride, a songstress with aquamarine twin tails named Hatsune Miku, is not only a world-famous recording artist who fills up arenas throughout Japan: She is also a hologram. Mr. Kondo insists the wedding was not a stunt, but a triumph of true love after years of feeling ostracized by real-life women for being an anime otaku, or geek. He considers himself a … [Read more...] about Do You Take This Robot …