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NYC Food Culture: MoMA Architecture And Design Expert Paul Galloway On Top Places To Eat & Enjoy

From MOMA.org magazine (Illustrations by Jennifer Tobias) article:

Joes Shanghai Restaurant Illustration by Jennifer Tobias MOMA 2019Paul Galloway is the collection specialist in Architecture and Design. He seems to know something about almost everything you could imagine in his field, whether posters, buildings, or chairs. And he’s always hungry. After years of careful lunch hour research, he’s put together what he calls his “peckish peregrinations”—easy and delicious spots around Midtown Manhattan to grab a good bite and eat outdoors. For a complete experience, we recommend pairing these spots with our Staff Picks for art around midtown.

Top Food Carts in NYC from MoMA article 2019

The Halal Guys by Illustrations by Jennifer Tobias MOMA 2019

 

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Top New Short Films: “Leonardo Da Vinci – A Man In Motion” Celebrates 500th Anniversary Of Artist’s Death (Trailer)

“The Vitruvian man”, the bicycle, Mona Lisa, the perspective, the “Last Supper” …
How could the same man create in one life, 500 years ago, so many things and lay the foundations of modern times?
In 2019 the 500th anniversary of the death of the Renaissance genius, Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), will be marked all over the world.
Eve Ramboz and Nathalie Plicot, the directors of the film “Hieronymus Bosch, the Devil with angel’s wings”, selected and acclaimed at the FIFA (International Festival of Films on Art), have decided to pay homage to this 15th century genius, shed light on his life and revisit his genius though a wholly original visual adventure, using animations of codex. Special effects will be used to bring Leonardo’s sketches, designs and notes to life. The film will navigate between documentary sections – with filming in Italy between Florence, Roma and Milan -, interviews with art historians who will shed light on the immensity of his genius and animations.

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Cinematic Nostalgia: “When Harry Met Sally” Was The First Romantic Comedy For Boomers

From a Vanity Fair article by Sonia Saraiya

“Ephron and Reiner’s love language pushed the envelope in 1989 in a way that seems rather tame now: As I grew up and began to dabble in romantic partnerships myself, When Harry Met Sally… felt like the rare option I wanted to emulate and embody, and I studied it like a textbook. In many ways, it’s a manual for romantic partnership—a funny, entertaining film that’s closely attentive to the nuts and bolts of falling in love.”

When Harry Met Sally Movie 1989

My first memory of When Harry Met Sally… is that I wasn’t allowed to watch it. When I think about the film now, I see it as a romance—an inverted one, where love does not come until 12 years after first sight, but a love story nonetheless. But When Harry Met Sally…’s unwholesome raciness—the faked orgasm, the f-bombs, the woman who meows in the throes of passion—featured prominently in the film’s marketing campaign. So did the film’s central, provocative, deeply heteronormative question: Can men and women ever “just” be friends? And it needed an R rating to answer that question, too! The film glowed with forbidden allure.

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https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/07/when-harry-met-sally-30-anniversary-toast

The Future Of Homes: Upscale Prefab Builder “Slate Homes” Maximizes Smart Technologies

From a Forbes.com article by Jennifer Castenson:

Slate Homes Prefab Housing Design and Technology Systems“Slate Homes can take advantage of small projects in remote locations that other builders wouldn’t be able to. For instance, taking on a 12 home pocket community in a small resort town in North Carolina will help Geehan ramp up scale. Some builders take the work to the market, but Slate takes the home to the market.”

Slate Homes Prefab Housing Design and Technology

Website: https://slate-homes.com/

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Boomers Online Shopping: “Brandless.com” Offers “Fine Quality” Grocery Items At Low Prices

From a Wall Street Journal article by Jane Black:
Brandless Online Shopping Photo WSJ by F. Martin Ramin“Brandless makes grocery shopping…fun. Yes, you read that right. The site oers thousands of items—granola, dried mango, pearled farro, peanut butter—nearly all priced at $3…
…The food quality is fine; the dried mango, a favorite snack in our family, matched what we get at Trader Joe’s but was less flavorful than the Hawaiian version sold on Thrive.”
Brandless.com Online Shopping
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Wine Reviews: Sicilian Whites That Are Great For Summer Enjoyment

From Wall Street Journal article written by Lettie Teague:

Wall Street Journal Sicily White Wines Illustrated by Sergiy Maidukov 2019

ON MY FIRST TRIP to Sicily about 12 years ago, I had lunch at a restaurant in Palermo. The wine list featured two choices: Corvo Rosso and Corvo Bianco, the same two Sicilian options then found in most American restaurants and stores. Fast-forward a few years and now complex, serious Sicilian reds abound on both sides of the Atlantic—while Sicilian whites are still largely unknown.

Even savvy oenophiles like my friends Eberhard and Paulette aren’t familiar with these island wines. When we got together for dinner a few weeks ago and I suggested ordering a white wine from Mt. Etna, they were clearly skeptical. “It’s a lot like Chablis,” I said reassuringly.

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Wall Street Journal Sicily White Wines Photo by F. Martin Ramin for WSJ

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https://www.wsj.com/articles/sicilys-under-the-radar-whites-great-wines-if-you-can-get-them-11562856293

Outdoor Adventures: “Tales From The Deep – Diver And Author Bill Streever On Underwater Exploration” (NPR)

From NPR podcasts:

With host Jane Clayson. There’s a whole new world to explore below the surface. Deep sea diver and author of “In Oceans Deep” Bill Streever joins us to tell deep sea tales of wonders, mysteries and dangers that lurk beneath the waves.

In Oceans Deep Bill Streever

 

Books Worth Reading: “Talking To Strangers” By Malcolm Gladwell Available September 10

From Gladwellbooks.com website:

Talking To Strangers Malcolm Gladwell

Talking to Strangers is a classically Gladwellian intellectual adventure, a challenging and controversial excursion through history, psychology, and scandals taken straight from the news. He revisits the deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University, and the death of Sandra Bland—throwing our understanding of these and other stories into doubt. Something is very wrong, Gladwell argues, with the tools and strategies we use to make sense of people we don’t know. And because we don’t know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. In his first book since his #1 bestseller, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell has written a gripping guidebook for troubled times.

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Talking to Strangers

Culinary Nostalgia: 1970s Fast-Food Chain “Naugles Tacos” Looks To Expand After Relaunching in 2015

From Los Angeles Times article by Gustavo Arellano:

Naugles TacosIt was a rival to Taco Bell and Del Taco in the fast-food Cal-Mex wars of the 1970s, until Del Taco acquired the company in 1995 and unceremoniously shut it down. The erasure was so complete that when food writer Christian Ziebarth petitioned the United States Patent and Trademark Office in 2012 to take control of Naugles’ trademark, arguing that Del Taco had done nothing with it for decades and he was therefore legally allowed to revive the chain, the feds sided with him (Del Taco is still fighting the ruling).

Ziebarth knew what Del Taco didn’t: Culinary nostalgia is a powerful, lucrative force. And Naugles is Cal-Mex gold.

The opening weeks of Naugles’ Fountain Valley location in 2015 were so hectic that fans fainted in line because of the hours-long wait and excitement. As recently as May, a pop-up at Euryale Brewing Company in Riverside drew more than 700 people — far more than the 200 who reserved online.

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Museum Reviews: Museum Of Modern Art To Debut “New MOMA” On October 21

“Stunning new galleries and spaces for performance and events will transform the Museum. Along with these physical changes, we’ll be showing our collection in new and unprecedented ways to bring more voices and perspectives to our galleries. Every visit will be an opportunity to discover something new and to connect to art and ideas that spark curiosity, debate, and inspiration.”

New MoMA Rendering 2019From our founding in 1929 to the current reimagination of the Museum, MoMA has grown from a bold experiment to New York’s destination for modern and contemporary art. Working with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in collaboration with Gensler, our continued evolution ensures that we always present the most innovative art and meet the changing needs of today’s audiences. To mark this exciting moment, you can explore our history on MoMA through Time, a website with over 100 groundbreaking, controversial, and wild stories from MoMA’s and MoMA PS1’s archives.

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