Arts The Triumphant Return of Arts in America (and Elsewhere)
Goddamn it. With all the HUMPing and various other oppressively timely work obligations, I totally dropped the ball on my week of wrangling Arts in America. I shall now make up for it with the most satisfying Arts in America post in history, or at least so far this week.
*Food is an art, too, and Seattle’s own Flying Fish has just been announced as the winner of the 2006 Sante Restaurant Award for Culinary Hospitality Restaurant of the Year.
*Stamps are art, too, and Britain’s Royal Mail has announced it will release six new ones featuring Beatles album covers.
*Meanwhile in New York, students at NYU are being warned of the dangers of drugs, drink, and date rape via a new musical.
*And finally, Brendan Kiley suggests you see a movie:
Talk to Her (FILM) The movie never name-checks Morrissey, but it is about girlfriends in comas and the men who stand vigil over them. The women: a female matador (gored) and a young dancer (car accident). The men: Marco (a heartsick journalist) and Benigno (an obsessive mama’s boy). The relationships are startlingly tempestuous, seeing as how half of each couple is unconscious—there are breakups, unexpected romances, violations of trust, and a funny, weirdly sexy film-within-a-film called The Incredible Shrinking Lover. (Harvard Exit. See Movie Times, page 84, for details.) BRENDAN KILEY