Video Profiles: 60-Year Old Paddy Renouf Is “The Flâneur” In London (2020)

Directed, shot & edited by Jack Durman

Featuring Paddy Renouf
Shot in Soho, London

If you want to understand what Paddy Renouf does, Google the word flâneur — we certainly had to before speaking to him. The creation of French author Charles Baudelaire, the flâneur, he wrote, was “a passionate spectator,” or a man who wanders the streets soaking in culture at every level.

In Renouf’s case, the streets are London, and the spectating is done on behalf of Sheikhs, celebrities and C-Suite executives from the top brands of the world. And here’s the best part about it: it’s his full-time job, one he began thinking about while in the midst of building a traditional career.

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Politics: David Brooks And Karen Tumulty On The Latest In Washington (PBS)

New York Times columnist David Brooks and The Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s political news, including how effective House impeachment managers are at making the case for President Trump’s removal, the latest 2020 campaign dynamics in Iowa and the loss and legacy of NewsHour co-founder Jim Lehrer.

Top New Museum Exhibits: “Young Rembrandt” At The Ashmolean (Feb 27 – Jun 7)

Witness the meteoric rise of Rembrandt, from his first tentative works as a teenager in his home town of Leiden, to the sublime masterpieces he produced in Amsterdam ten years later.

This landmark show explores the early years of the career of the most famous of all Dutch artists, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669). Beginning with his earliest known paintings, prints and drawings made in the mid-1620s, and ending at the moment he rockets to stardom in Amsterdam in the mid-1630s, this exhibition charts an astonishing transformation.

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This is the largest collection of works devoted to the young Rembrandt and includes over 30 of his paintings, and 90 drawings and prints from international and private collections. On display for the first time is the newly discovered painting Let the Little Children Come to Me.

Don’t miss this unprecedented opportunity to examine young Rembrandt’s work and observe his remarkable metamorphosis from insecure teenager to the greatest Dutch painter of all time.

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Exhibitions: “Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey” (MOMI NYC)

From a New York Times online review:

“Envisioning 2001” shows Kubrick as a director in command of all aspects of filmmaking, and it suggests that he and Clarke were no small obsessives when it came to understanding their subject matter. One of the first items in the exhibit is a request form from 1964, with Clarke’s name and address, sent to the United States Air Force. He sought information on a sighting — which turned out to be a satellite — that he and Kubrick, then developing the story for the movie, had seen in the sky over New York.

Some of the first visitors to see the exhibition Envisioning 2001 Stanley Kubrick's Space Odyssey. Photo by Thanassi Karageorgiou Nas Karas Studios Jan 16, 2020 at Museum of the Moving Image
Some of the first visitors to see the exhibition Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey. Photo by Thanassi Karageorgiou Nas Karas Studios Jan 16, 2020 at Museum of the Moving Image

As it approaches its 52nd birthday, “2001: A Space Odyssey” remains one of the most inventive and enduring of all movies. But from the vantage point of 2020, it can be difficult to appreciate the sheer breadth of imagination involved in its making.

Enter “Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey,” a new exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, that runs through July 19. The show brings together original correspondence, sketches, storyboards, props, video clips and much more to illustrate how Kubrick, the film’s director, and Arthur C. Clarke, the science fiction author who collaborated with him on the screenplay, set about bringing the future to the screen.

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Top New Camper Vans: “NOVA EB” From La Strada Is Luxury Spaciousness

The NOVA EB is a rolling space miracle offering every comfort. Driving or living is therefore no question at all, because the cockpit belongs to the living space and the standard SKA seats with 180° rotation provide 2 absolute favourite seats. Especially in bad weather you will love these prime seats of your NOVA. Precious materials underline the perfect travel feeling, because everything that has to work should also have a special value.

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The special highlight of the Nova EB is truly to be found in the rear. The floor plan with 2 single beds provides unhindered access to each bed and thus creates an unusually generous feeling of space. We have made every effort to ensure that you can enjoy a relaxing night’s sleep in the new NOVA EB. And thanks to the inviting and spacious bathroom of the new NOVA EB, the day can start in a refreshing and relaxed manner.

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Medical Care: “Restoring Hearing Loss – The Patient Experience” (Penn ENT)

At Penn Medicine ENT, we offer patients the most advanced developments in hearing technology. Our multidisciplinary approach to medicine ensures that each patient path is tailored to the patient’s specific needs.

  • When they come to our center, patients typically begin by having a diagnostic assessment.
  • Often, those patients are also seeing an ear, nose and throat physician after they have their hearing evaluation.
  • Together, the team can then make the appropriate recommendation of what should come next.

In terms of hearing devices, we offer access to almost every hearing aid manufacturer available, as well as advanced implantable technology. This includes the auditory brain stem implant, which Penn Medicine is the first in the region to offer.

Hearing is currently the only sense that we can completely restore. We’re proud to be able to offer our patients everything available to help restore their communication with family and friends.

Technology Podcasts: “The Future Of Self-Driving Vehicles” (Aptiv)

We’re looking into the safer, greener and more connected technology behind self-driving vehicles. Our episode sponsor, Aptiv, unveiled their flexible and scalable smart vehicle architecture at CES 2020. They joined us to explain how these advancements will reduce complexity and offer better control for users.

Guest Glen De Vos, senior vice president and chief technology officer of Aptiv.