The musician turned 77 this year, a similar age to many of the artists who recently have announced retirement such as Neil Diamond, Joan Baez, Elton John, Ozzy Osbourne, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Paul Simon. Even though Dylan hasn’t so much as hinted at ending his career, it’s difficult not to take his line as some sort of protest when he sings‚ “I ain’t dead yet.”
Thousands of homeless people live in Skid Row, and many of them identify as artists. In 2008, the Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) began to organize a registry of artists who live and work in the neighborhood, which now includes more than 700 names.
“Bleckner claims the relationship was personal and consensual in nature, and alleges that [Cody] Gilman attempted to extort him by making false claims of sexual harassment. Gilman, for his part, contends that the relationship was professional and that he was subject to inappropriate sexual behavior by the artist and had been attempting to reach an out-of-court settlement.”
“[Patrik] Schumacher, one of four people appointed by Hadid to take responsibility for her estate, has begun court proceedings to have the other three removed as executors – leaving him in control. … However, the trio – Rana Hadid, Peter Palumbo and Brian Clarke – are fighting back. Rana Hadid, the late architect’s niece, said her aunt ‘would have been devastated to learn what Schumacher is doing’.”
“I want to give them that magic that is hearing yourself on headphones for the first time. Like, that is a spiritual experience. If you are an artist, if you are a rapper, a singer and you hear your voice on headphones for the first time, that’s God right there.”
The fate of his collection remains embroiled in legal controversy after his death, but his “Movie Material Store is said to be New York’s last film memorabilia shop of a certain type: an overstuffed place where customers can come and talk cinema but might need help finding what they’re after.”
The actor was born in Poland but immigrated to Australia when he was 9 years old, and became a star in Australia, the UK, and the US.
The man who made the villain in Black Panther deeply attractive and is now starring in Rocky sequel Creed II isn’t exactly resting on his laurels. “‘I thought once I got enough money to buy a house and a car that I would be happy,’ Jordan said. ‘But why do I still feel unsatisfied? Why am I so hungry?'”
Goldman wrote screenplays for many a film, and the book and screenplay for Marathon Man and The Princess Bride; but “despite being one of Hollywood’s most successful screenwriters, [he] was an outspoken critic of the movie industry.”
Kirill Serebrennikov has been charged with embezzlement and faces 10 years in prison. Supporters have compared his trial to the purge of directors during the Soviet Union and the censorship of leading writers under the Tsars. “People of culture have always held the most dangerous position in Russia,” Liya Akhedzhakova, a celebrated actor who starred in Soviet classics like Office Romance, told the Guardian in court on Tuesday. “They are the first to be targeted.”
“Q: But are you allowed to go back?
A: You never really know … they told me I’m free, I’m allowed to go back.
Q: But you’re not sure that they’re telling you the truth?
A: I don’t know if they even know the truth.”
“He and his father-in-law, Ralph Ogden, owners of a business that manufactured metal fasteners for construction and home use …, co-founded [the center] in Mountainville, N.Y., and developed it into a prestigious outdoor sculpture museum with modern and contemporary works arrayed over a vast pastoral landscape.”
“While Mr. Clark’s musicianship and technical abilities were sometimes overlooked by critics who saw only the hayseed star of Hee Haw, he said he had few regrets about his career path. … “I’ve seen too many great guitar players sitting unnoticed on a stool in an orchestra. I said, do I want to be there, playing great and nobody knows it, or do I want to be out front with the lights on me, giggling and laughing, playing guitar and rolling my eyes and they say ‘Golly, this guy’s great?'”
“In one of journalism’s most challenging jobs, Mr. Lehmann-Haupt was The Times‘s senior daily book critic from 1969 to 1995 … Readers and colleagues called him a judicious, authoritative voice on fiction and a seemingly boundless array of history, biography, current events and other topics, with forays into Persian archaeology and fly fishing.”
Late in life, he opened an English bookstore in Avignon; before that, in London, he wrote anti-consumerism and anti-automobile books. But he made his biggest mark in New York’s Greenwich Village in the 1950s and ’60s: he briefly ran the Off-Off-Broadway birthplace Caffe Cino, and he devised a kit that lets customers assemble their own harpsichords, enabling the modern revival and spread of the instrument.
“Raffaella Maria Stroik, 23, was reported missing Tuesday after a state park ranger found her unattended vehicle at Mark Twain State Park, about 100 miles northwest of St. Louis.” Her body was discovered floating in Mark Twain Lake Wednesday morning. She had joined St. Louis Ballet only last year.
Dmitry Rybolovlev faces charges of “trading in passive influence and violation of the secrecy of the investigation” as part of what Le Monde has described as “a vast influence-peddling scandal at the heart of Monaco institutions.” The billionaire — who in 2004 bought Donald Trump’s Palm Beach mansion sight unseen at an inflated price — issuing art dealer Yves Bouvier, and he is accused of getting Monaco’s former justice minister to influence the case.
He has been anointed—and travestied—as the ideal of the modern artist, even by those for whom art, modern or otherwise, is at best a diversion and at worst a scam. Everybody knows about the cutting of his ear, or cracks cruel jokes about it. His name is as famous as that of Picasso, but Picasso has been mythologized as a monster of control, whereas van Gogh, it is agreed, lay at the mercy of the uncontrollable.
Fran Lebowitz: “When you walked in, there was a metal door. After that door opened, there was another metal door. On it, handwritten on a piece of paper torn from a legal pad, was a note that read, ‘Knock loudly and announce yourself.’ I knocked, and someone said, ‘Who’s there?’ I said, ‘Valerie Solanas.’ And Andy opened the door.”
“[He] began his musical career as an accordion player and as an accompanist to the renowned French chanteuse Edith Piaf. He was primarily a songwriter before being introduced to filmmaker Claude Lelouch, who invited Mr. Lai to compose a score for A Man and a Woman — and for another 35 films on which they worked together.” In the U.S., his best-known work by far is the music for the 1970 Ryan O’Neal-Ali MacGraw movie Love Story.
Warhol didn’t make a mark on American culture. He became the instrument with which American culture designated itself. He was sincere. He could get away with practically anything because practically nobody believed in his sincerity: people haplessly projected cynicism onto his forthright will to surprise and beguile. The secret to his majesty is that he was a square citizen, untroubled by ambivalence and having no use for irony.
A reporter goes on a treasure hunt in the great African-American acting couple’s archives, newly acquired by the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Even Keir Dullea maintained that Rain-as-HAL was the most compelling character in Stanley Kubrick’s film. Yet few people south of the border knew that Douglas Rain was also one of Canada’s greatest classical actors.
Lee, who began in the business in 1939 and created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Mighty Thor, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, the Incredible Hulk, Daredevil and Ant-Man, among countless other characters, died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a family representative told The Hollywood Reporter.
In 1974, Rabin organized a show of dissident artists that was broken up by dump trucks and bulldozers – and that caused an international backlash. “In 1978 officials encouraged him to make a trip to Paris; while he was there they stripped him of his citizenship. He lived in Paris the rest of his life, even though he became celebrated in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union.”
Gérald Bloncourt was born in Haiti, but he spent most of his life in France after being expelled from Haiti for anti-governmental protests. The photographer was “an immigrant following other immigrants, [who] showed people in the Pyrenees on their journeys to France and people in the ankle-deep mud of shantytowns in suburbs of Paris like Champigny-sur-Marne.”
The actor was one of the first to talk about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment, but the past year hasn’t exactly been easy. “I think that a lot of people in this #MeToo generation will tell you it is re-traumatizing to speak out. Because you start examining it again, and reliving it, and history starts repeating itself in your mind. I find myself much more angry about it, because in the past I tried to make it no big deal to myself. And now I look back at the teenage self, and I’m like, that is so terrible.”
Jurjevics, a Latvian-born refugee, published James Baldwin’s final novel for Dial Press, and in 1986 founded Soho Press with two others in order to published books that were overlooked by the larger publishing industry.
Twenty years ago, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa received a cease-and-desist letter from Archie Comics after he wrote a play in which Archie came out as gay and met up with the murderers Leopold and Loeb. Now he’s Archie Comics’ chief creative officer and the showrunner of the franchise’s two TV series — and Riverdale is far less all-white-and-all-straight than ever before. Alexis Soloski travels to the Vancouver sets of the TV series to watch Aguirre-Sacasa at work.
Rowling, 53, claims Amanda Donaldson broke strict working rules by using her funds to buy cosmetics and gifts. Ms Donaldson worked as a personal assistant for the writer between February 2014 and April 2017, before being sacked for gross misconduct. The 35-year-old from Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, has denied the claims.