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Sunday, October 20, 2019

#MovietimeInManhattan @TheAcademy #Animated #FilmFeature 32 ANIMATED FEATURES SUBMITTED FOR 2019 OSCAR® RACE

Thirty-two features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards®.


The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:

“Abominable”
“The Addams Family”
“The Angry Birds Movie 2”
“Another Day of Life”
“Away”
“Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles”
“Children of the Sea”
“Dilili in Paris”
“Frozen II”
“Funan”
“Genndy Tartakovsky’s ‘Primal’ – Tales of Savagery”
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”
“I Lost My Body”
“Klaus”
“The Last Fiction”
“The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part”
“Marona’s Fantastic Tale”
“Missing Link”
“Ne Zha”
“Okko’s Inn”
“Pachamama”
“Promare”
“Rezo”
“The Secret Life of Pets 2”
“Spies in Disguise”
“The Swallows of Kabul”
“This Magnificent Cake!”
“The Tower”
“Toy Story 4”
“Upin & Ipin: The Lone Gibbon Kris”
“Weathering with You”
“White Snake”

Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles seven-day qualifying run. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the nominations voting process. To determine the five nominees, members of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch are automatically eligible to vote in the category. Academy members outside of the Short Films and Feature Animation Branch are invited to opt-in to participate and must meet a minimum viewing requirement to be eligible to vote in the category.

Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture.

Nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards will be announced on Monday, January 13, 2020.

The 92nd Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.




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ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 9,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.

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#FashionAlert @FIT @Bloomingdales #Runway27 #MinimalismMaximalism Students Turn Bloomingdale’s Into a Runway Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner @hallakcleaners @hallakcouturecleaner

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For the second consecutive year, Bloomingdale’s flagship store at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue became a runway for members of FIT’s Runway27. This time, in addition to styling and modeling the looks, students used the retailer’s Fall ’19 Mix Masters collection to interpret The Museum at FIT’s Minimalism/Maximalism exhibition. Minimalism/Maximalism curator Melissa Marra was the fashion show’s special guest and judge, selecting Awa Kade for Best Walk; Emily Peguero with Kristian Grant for Best Makeup; and Grace Lee with Sophia Gutierrez for Best Stylist.

The models’ hair and makeup was done by students at Empire Beauty Schools.

Runway27 is a student club that was founded in 2013 by students who wanted an outlet to express their knowledge of and passion for the fashion industry. It boasts membership of approximately 200 students from across all majors. Students conceptualize, design, and produce the entire show from start to finish, and students even shoot the photos of the event.


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#NewYorkNotes @GrammyMuseum #CulturedPeachy @RecordingAcad GRAMMY MUSEUM® ANNOUNCES HEATHER MOORE AS 2019 JANE ORTNER EDUCATION AWARD RECIPIENT HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY TEACHER FROM ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA, TO RECEIVE HONORARIUM AND GRANT FOR ARCADIA HIGH SCHOOL

The GRAMMY Museum® is pleased to announce Heather Moore of Arcadia High School in Arcadia, California, as the recipient of the 2019 Jane Ortner Education Award. The award honors K-12 academic teachers who use music in the classroom as a powerful educational tool. Moore will receive an honorarium and will be recognized later this year at a special GRAMMY Museum event in Los Angeles. Arcadia High School will also receive a grant.

"Our Jane Ortner Educator Award highlights the importance of innovative educators using music in the classroom," said Michael Sticka, President of the GRAMMY Museum. "We look forward to honoring Heather Moore for her dedication to executing cutting-edge lesson plans and devotion to creating a positive influence on her students through the power of music."

The Jane Ortner Education Award celebrates educators who integrate music into virtually all aspects of the classroom experience — not only academic subjects that include English, social studies, math, science and foreign language instruction, but also fosters creativity, self-confidence and the critically important social skills of cooperation and respect. Applicants submit one original unit of lessons that incorporates music, which is then reviewed by a panel of teachers and education administrators and evaluated for creativity, teachability, transferability, and level of student engagement.

Moore's submission for the Jane Ortner Education Award is an insightful look at the human condition during the Great Depression through the songs of Louis Armstrong, Woody Guthrie, Rosemary Clooney, and others. This is the second year in which a monetary honorarium has been given as part of the Jane Ortner Education Award. In addition to the honorarium and grant for Arcadia High School, Moore will receive two tickets to the upcoming 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards® in Los Angeles in January 2020, plus travel and accommodations.

"I am honored to receive the Jane Ortner Education Award," said Moore. "I have always believed that music is a beautiful and important way to connect students with the people and stories of the past. The Jane Ortner Award is a wonderful acknowledgement and celebration of music's centrality to education and our human story.

"Arcadia High was recently distinguished as being in the top 1% for having the best public high school teachers in America, and Heather Moore exemplifies why we received this recognition," shared Angie Dillman, Arcadia High School Principal. "Heather goes above and beyond in her institution practices to challenge and inspire our students to have a positive and profound impact on their world. We are so grateful for all she brings to our students and our team."

Building on the Museum's successful education programs and initiatives, the Jane Ortner Education Award for teachers and the Jane Ortner Artist Award were established by the GRAMMY Museum in partnership with Chuck Ortner—entertainment attorney, Museum Board member, and husband of the late Jane Ortner, a devoted and beloved public school teacher who valued music as a tool for teaching academic subjects and building confidence and community. Previous recipients of the Jane Ortner Artist Award include Lady Gaga, Jackson Browne, Janelle Monáe, and John Legend.

Applications for the 2020 Jane Ortner Education Award will be accepted through December 4, 2019 at grammymuseum.org/janeortnereducationaward.




ABOUT HEATHER MOORE
Heather Moore majored in history at Occidental College in 2003 and earned her master's in teaching the following year. She has been teaching U.S. History at Arcadia High School for 15 years, including advanced placement, college prep, and U.S. History courses for English learners. At Arcadia, Moore is also the faculty adviser to the Student Council Apache Commission and the subject lead for U.S. History.

ABOUT THE JANE ORTNER EDUCATION AWARD
The Jane Ortner Education Award celebrates educators who integrate music into virtually all aspects of the classroom experience — not only academic subjects that include English, social studies, math, science and foreign language instruction, but also fosters creativity, self-confidence and the critically important social skills of cooperation and respect. The program offers free professional development for teachers and a free online library of music-integrated curricula. Participants recognize that making music a central part of the educational experience fosters the development of a broad range of social skills, including creative expression, confidence-building, collaboration, and social responsibility. Previous recipients include California educators Erica Amann (El Dorado High School), Jonathan Bernal (Topaz Preparatory Academy), Sunshine Cavalluzzi (El Dorado High School), Bianca Wilson Cole (Washington Prep High School), Kylie Ko (Mark Keppel Elementary School), Nicole Naditz (Bella Vista High School), and Nathan Strayhorn (Fayetteville High School) of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

ABOUT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM
The GRAMMY Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music through exhibits, education, grants, preservation initiatives, and public programming. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form—from the technology of the recording process to the legends who've made lasting marks on our cultural identity.

For more information, visit www.grammymuseum.org, “like” the GRAMMY Museum on Facebook, and follow @GRAMMYMuseum on Twitter and Instagram.


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#MovietimeInManhattan @TheAcademy 2019 STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS® MEDALISTS ANNOUNCED

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored 16 student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 46th Student Academy Awards® ceremony, held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards were announced and presented by filmmakers Rory Kennedy, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Melina Matsoukas and Gregory Nava.

Click here to view the 2019 Student Academy Award medalists.

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 9,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

#MovietimeinManhattan @TheAcademy #InternationalFeatureFilm 93 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR 2019 INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM OSCAR®

Ninety-three countries have submitted films for consideration in the International Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards®. An international feature film is defined as a feature-length motion picture (more than 40 minutes) produced outside the United States with a predominantly non-English dialogue track. Ghana, Nigeria and Uzbekistan are first-time entrants.

Earlier this year, the Academy’s Board of Governors voted to rename the Foreign Language Film category to International Feature Film and expand the shortlist from nine to 10 films.

The 2019 submissions, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:

Albania, “The Delegation,” Bujar Alimani, director;
Algeria, “Papicha,” Mounia Meddour, director;
Argentina, “Heroic Losers,” Sebastián Borensztein, director;
Armenia, “Lengthy Night,” Edgar Baghdasaryan, director;
Australia, “Buoyancy,” Rodd Rathjen, director;
Austria, “Joy,” Sudabeh Mortezai, director;
Bangladesh, “Alpha,” Nasiruddin Yousuff, director;
Belarus, “Debut,” Anastasiya Miroshnichenko, director;
Belgium, “Our Mothers,” César Díaz, director;
Bolivia, “I Miss You,” Rodrigo Bellott, director;
Bosnia and Herzegovina, “The Son,” Ines Tanovic, director;
Brazil, “Invisible Life,” Karim Aïnouz, director;
Bulgaria, “Ága,” Milko Lazarov, director;
Cambodia, “In the Life of Music,” Caylee So, Sok Visal, directors;
Canada, “Antigone,” Sophie Deraspe, director;
Chile, “Spider,” Andrés Wood, director;
China, “Ne Zha,” Yu Yang, director;
Colombia, “Monos,” Alejandro Landes, director;
Costa Rica, “The Awakening of the Ants,” Antonella Sudasassi Furniss, director;
Croatia, “Mali,” Antonio Nuic, director;
Cuba, “A Translator,” Rodrigo Barriuso, Sebastián Barriuso, directors;
Czech Republic, “The Painted Bird,” Václav Marhoul, director;
Denmark, “Queen of Hearts,” May el-Toukhy, director;
Dominican Republic, “The Projectionist,” José María Cabral, director;
Ecuador, “The Longest Night,” Gabriela Calvache, director;
Egypt, “Poisonous Roses,” Ahmed Fawzi Saleh, director;
Estonia, “Truth and Justice,” Tanel Toom, director;
Ethiopia, “Running against the Wind,” Jan Philipp Weyl, director;
Finland, “Stupid Young Heart,” Selma Vilhunen, director;
France, “Les Misérables,” Ladj Ly, director;
Georgia, “Shindisi,” Dimitri Tsintsadze, director;
Germany, “System Crasher,” Nora Fingscheidt, director;
Ghana, “Azali,” Kwabena Gyansah, director;
Greece, “When Tomatoes Met Wagner,” Marianna Economou, director;
Honduras, “Blood, Passion, and Coffee,” Carlos Membreño, director;
Hong Kong, “The White Storm 2 Drug Lords,” Herman Yau, director;
Hungary, “Those Who Remained,” Barnabás Tóth, director;
Iceland, “A White, White Day,” Hlynur Pálmason, director;
India, “Gully Boy,” Zoya Akhtar, director;
Indonesia, “Memories of My Body,” Garin Nugroho, director;
Iran, “Finding Farideh,” Azadeh Moussavi, Kourosh Ataee, directors;
Ireland, “Gaza,” Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell, directors;
Israel, “Incitement,” Yaron Zilberman, director;
Italy, “The Traitor,” Marco Bellocchio, director;
Japan, “Weathering with You,” Makoto Shinkai, director;
Kazakhstan, “Kazakh Khanate. The Golden Throne,” Rustem Abdrashov, director;
Kenya, “Subira,” Ravneet Singh (Sippy) Chadha, director;
Kosovo, “Zana,” Antoneta Kastrati, director;
Kyrgyzstan, “Aurora,” Bekzat Pirmatov, director;
Latvia, “The Mover,” Davis Simanis, director;
Lebanon, “1982,” Oualid Mouaness, director;
Lithuania, “Bridges of Time,” Audrius Stonys, Kristine Briede, directors;
Luxembourg, “Tel Aviv on Fire,” Sameh Zoabi, director;
Malaysia, “M for Malaysia,” Dian Lee, Ineza Roussille, directors;
Mexico, “The Chambermaid,” Lila Avilés, director;
Mongolia, “The Steed,” Erdenebileg Ganbold, director;
Montenegro, “Neverending Past,” Andro Martinović, director;
Morocco, “Adam,” Maryam Touzani, director;
Nepal, “Bulbul,” Binod Paudel, director;
Netherlands, “Instinct,” Halina Reijn, director;
Nigeria, “Lionheart,” Genevieve Nnaji, director;
North Macedonia, “Honeyland,” Ljubo Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska, directors;
Norway, “Out Stealing Horses,” Hans Petter Moland, director;
Pakistan, “Laal Kabootar,” Kamal Khan, director;
Palestine, “It Must Be Heaven,” Elia Suleiman, director;
Panama, “Everybody Changes,” Arturo Montenegro, director;
Peru, “Retablo,” Alvaro Delgado Aparicio, director;
Philippines, “Verdict,” Raymund Ribay Gutierrez, director;
Poland, “Corpus Christi,” Jan Komasa, director;
Portugal, “The Domain,” Tiago Guedes, director;
Romania, “The Whistlers,” Corneliu Porumboiu, director;
Russia, “Beanpole,” Kantemir Balagov, director;
Saudi Arabia, “The Perfect Candidate,” Haifaa Al Mansour, director;
Senegal, “Atlantics,” Mati Diop, director;
Serbia, “King Petar the First,” Petar Ristovski, director;
Singapore, “A Land Imagined,” Yeo Siew Hua, director;
Slovakia, “Let There Be Light,” Marko Skop, director;
Slovenia, “History of Love,” Sonja Prosenc, director;
South Africa, “Knuckle City,” Jahmil X.T. Qubeka, director;
South Korea, “Parasite,” Bong Joon Ho, director;
Spain, “Pain and Glory,” Pedro Almodóvar, director;
Sweden, “And Then We Danced,” Levan Akin, director;
Switzerland, “Wolkenbruch’s Wondrous Journey into the Arms of a Shiksa,” Michael Steiner, director;
Taiwan, “Dear Ex,” Mag Hsu, Chih-Yen Hsu, directors;
Thailand, “Krasue: Inhuman Kiss,” Sitisiri Mongkolsiri, director;
Tunisia, “Dear Son,” Mohamed Ben Attia, director;
Turkey, “Commitment Asli,” Semih Kaplanoglu, director;
Ukraine, “Homeward,” Nariman Aliev, director;
United Kingdom, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind,” Chiwetel Ejiofor, director;
Uruguay, “The Moneychanger,” Federico Veiroj, director;
Uzbekistan, “Hot Bread,” Umid Khamdamov, director;
Venezuela, “Being Impossible,” Patricia Ortega, director;
Vietnam, “Furie,” Le Van Kiet, director.

The shortlist of 10 films will be announced on Monday, December 16, 2019. Nominations for the 92nd Oscars® will be announced on Monday, January 13, 2020.

The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 9,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.

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#FashionAlert #ReadThis @YalePress @Dior The Collections, 1947-2017 Introduction and designer profiles by Alexander Fury Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner @hallakcleaners @hallakcouturecleaner



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A must for the fashionable, Yale University Press has hit one out of the park with Dior: The Collections 1947-2017.  It's the most beautiful reference work you can imagine with over 600 pages of excellence in gorgeous between "gentle dove grey."  Though we are a bit late celebrating the 70-year anniversary, this timeless classic is an enduring champagne flute "cheers" for all ages, and if you haven't started your Christmas shopping yet, this could knock many off your list due to its universal appeal.

Boasting over 1,100 photographs, Dior is a beautiful journey of high style and we love that it is organized chronologically.  From Christian Dior to Yves Saint Laurent to Marc Bohan, and then to Gianfranco Ferre, John Galliano, Bill Gaytten, and finally Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri, it is completely comprehensive and visually educational in addition to being well-written.

Dior's brilliance in the post-WWII era was exactly what the world needed: Haute Couture and the New Look.  You'll be transported back in time to the fashion shows you'd never be at, because you weren't born yet, and if you were alive, it is worth reliving.  Tremendous attention to detail at all levels is thought out and organizational, and every page tells you the specific designer, which we applaud.

If you are on the younger side, you will see styles that you thought were new have only come back! 

If you are an artist in any respect, this work is hugely inspirational.

We loved most by Dior himself:
The Profile Line
The Arrow Line

By Yves:
Trapeze Line
Silhouette of Tomorrow

By Marc:
The Slim Look
Feathered Knits
Fur and Trouser Suits
A Bit of Razzle-Dazzle
Pointillist Prints

By Gianfranco:
Ascot
In Balmy Summer Breezes
In the Secret of a Venetian Winter
Images in a Mirror

By John:
Sportswear on High Heels
Empress Sisi
Film Noir

By Bill:
Elegance X-rayed

By Raf:
Warhol in the Clouds
City Lights


Dream again with Dior.  Your coffee table would be naked without it.
Dior The Collections is Highly Recommended by Whom You Know.

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632 pages, 7 1/2 x 10 7/8

949 color + 197 b/w illus.

ISBN: 9780300225846

Cloth over Board


A stunning and comprehensive overview of the legendary house of Dior, from its founding in 1947 to today, featuring over 170 collections presented through original catwalk photography 

In spring 1947, Christian Dior presented the first collection of his newly founded eponymous fashion house. Soon dubbed the "New Look," it grabbed headlines all over the world and turned Dior into one of the most influential brands of all time. After the couturier's untimely death in 1957, Yves Saint Laurent took the helm of the fashion house before being succeeded by Marc Bohan, who was in turn replaced by Gianfranco Ferré in 1989. In 1996, John Galliano was appointed creative director, designing flamboyant collections for a decade, before the arrival of Raf Simon in 2012, who gave the house a newly imagined identity for the 21st century. Maria Grazia Chiuri's arrival in 2017 as the first woman designer in Dior's history also marks the seventieth anniversary of the "New Look." 

For the first time, every Dior haute couture collection is gathered here in a single, lavishly illustrated volume--providing a unique opportunity to chart the development of one of the world's most famous fashion brands and to discover rarely seen collections. Dior: The Complete Collections opens with a concise history of the house of Dior before exploring the collections themselves, which are organized chronologically. Each new "era" in Dior's history is inaugurated by a brief overview and biography of the new designer, while individual collections are introduced by a short text unveiling their influences and highlights and illustrated with carefully curated catwalk images. A rich reference section, including an extensive index, concludes this definitive publication. 


Alexander Fury is men's critic for American Vogue.com, and was former fashion editor of The Independent, former editor of LOVE magazine, and former fashion director at ShowStudio from 2008 to 2012.


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#CulturedPeachy #LondonPeachy @NationalGallery #Raphael #2020AutumnExhibition 3 October 2020 – 24 January 2021

THE NATIONAL GALLERY 
2020 AUTUMN EXHIBITION


THE CREDIT SUISSE EXHIBITION: RAPHAEL
3 October 2020 – 24 January 2021 
North Galleries
Admission charge
A painter, draughtsman, architect, archaeologist, and poet who captured in his art the human and the divine, love, friendship, learning, and power, who gave us quintessential images of community and civilisation: Raphael’s life was short, his work prolific, and his legacy immortal. 

In the year that marks the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death, the National Gallery will present one of the first-ever exhibitions to explore the complete career of this giant of the Italian Renaissance. 

In his brief career, spanning just two decades, Raffaello Santi (1483–1520) shaped the course of Western culture like few artists before or since. This exhibition will examine not just his celebrated paintings and drawings - but also his not so widely known work in architecture, archaeology, poetry, and design for sculpture, tapestry, prints, and the applied arts. The aim is to do something no previous Raphael exhibition has ever done - explore every aspect of his multimedia activity.

The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Raphael will demonstrate why Raphael plays such a pivotal role in the history of Western art, and seek to understand why his work remains relevant to us today. There will be more than ninety exhibits, with focus on autograph works and those in media he did not practice himself but for which he provided designs. 

Loans from across his entire career – many of them unprecedented – will be travelling to London from around the world, to join 10 works from the National Gallery’s outstanding collection of Raphaels. Lenders will include the Louvre, Musei Vaticani, Galleria degli Uffizi, National Gallery of Art (Washington DC), and the Museo Nacional del Prado.

Work and activities that cannot be represented by original exhibits – such as the monumental frescoed rooms in the Vatican Palace, known as the Stanze of Raphael – will be presented in other innovative ways.

For centuries Raphael has been recognised as the supreme High Renaissance painter, capturing visually our idea and ideals of the Renaissance.

Though he died at 37, Raphael's example as a paragon of Classicism dominated the academic tradition of European painting until the mid-19th century.

Raphael (Raffaello Santi) was born in Urbino where his father, Giovanni Santi, was court painter. He almost certainly began his training there and must have known works by Mantegna, Uccello, and Piero della Francesca from an early age. His earliest paintings were also greatly influenced by Perugino. From 1500 - when he was an independent master - to 1508 he worked throughout central Italy, particularly Florence, where he became a noted portraitist and painter of madonnas.

In 1508, at the age of 25, he was called to the court of Pope Julius II to help with the redecoration of the papal apartments. In Rome he evolved as a portraitist, and became one of the greatest of all history painters. He remained in Rome for the rest of his life and in 1514, on the death of Bramante, he was appointed architect in charge of St Peter's.

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Raphael, Saint Catherine of Alexandria, about 1507 © The National Gallery, London
Raphael, Study for the Head of an Apostle in the Transfiguration © Private Collection
Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Vision of Ezekiel, about 1521 © Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas. Madrid

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#TerrificTakeout #DistrictLocal #InauguralReview by #SeanMarr #PhilSmith #MikeGeddes #BennettPage and #AidenStenson

Owners Sean Marr and Phil Smith look forward to your next visit to District Local!

Best menu item by ten miles: Mussels with Green Curry and Chorizo!
Speck-tacular!
We are pleased to announce the first review ever of District Local, brand new to Manhattan since June 2019.  Located on 7th avenue, it's brought to you by the terrific team behind District Tap House, District Social and Bedford Falls, all of which have earned Peachy's Picks status. Their menu is most similar to District Tap House with its concentration on small plates, which is appetizer-size to those unfamiliar with the specific terminology.  The menu has two sections: Snacks and small plates.
The snack to turn your edible attention to is the Speck Crisps: which is simply dehydrated speck and intelligently suggested to us by owner Sean Marr.  They absolutely hit the spot after a long day or night in Manhattan and pair perfectly with the alcohol selection by these imbibing specialists.  Other than the Speck under snacks, we think you should mainly concentrate on the excellence of the menu titled Small Plates.  District Local maintains the fabulous Harrison Mosher as Group Chef and has added Executive Chef Sarah Gouse.
11 years into doing this, Jaded Peachy is not surprised by much and there is not much she hasn't tried.   We have many bad surprises that we do not disclose here in writing, however, this is a GOOD SURPRISE. We actually had to look up quite a lot on this menu.  We were incredibly thrilled to meet the Lahmajun.  We had never heard of it despite our beaucoup de visits to Dr. Oz who is Turkish.  To us it is kind of like pizza, and it is flatter than flatbread.  Eggplant-based, it boasts onion, garlic, san marzano tomatos all of which combine for a fabulous ragout, and they join artichoke and turkish soft cheese.  You have to have this.

A solid contender Sean suggested was the Seared Scallops, which were well done.  Three scallops luxuriate in coconut milk and puffed rice, and another seafood to try is the Saffron Shrimp with Tzatziki (fantastic Greek influence)  and heirloom tomatoes.  We loved the variety in color in the tomatoes.  If you are new, know we do not edit pictures ever for anything and you excel like Sean, or you do not.  This is exactly how it looks.
The best meat dish without a doubt, and we are complete carnivores, is the Hanger Steak which is accentuated by a lovely lebanese vegetable ragout.  We were totally happy with it and especially applaud the BROCCOLINI, a highly underrepresented vegetable on all menus everywhere.  Up with Broccolini: we want to see more of it.  The Grilled Broccoli was also strong, and refreshing in a preserved lemon chimichurri and a lovely pumpernickel.  Peachy is a Deegan not a Vegan, but if you are a Vegetarian there are starred items made especially with you in mind.  We are meat eaters that like vegetables with our meat!
We are almost afraid to try mussels anywhere other than Jubilee because Luc Holie is the master and 99% of the rest of the world cannot compete with his genius.  However, we always have an open mind and the last non-dessert item we tried was the best of all at District Local.  We were incredibly impressed with the delicacy and flavor of the Mussels with Green Curry and Chorizo and sorry Luc, these are on par with yours.  We totally loved them and cannot wait to indulge in them again.  Their freshness and intoxicating aroma won us over before we started eating them, and of course they won this review when we were done eating them.  You have to go to District Local for this dish alone.
Apple a la mode and brownie and milkshake are perfect conclusions to celebrate this hot new spot.
District Local impressed us on our inaugural visit, and we look forward to seeing what they do next.

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#ReadThis #NeverHaveIEver By #JoshilynJackson @JoshilynJackson



Who doesn't love winning?  Who doesn't love drinking games?  
Of course our readers do, and we are absolutely thrilled to tell you about Never Have I Ever.  Never have we ever heard of Joshilyn Jackson before, and we don't know her.  But she must be peachy if she's a Georgia girl.  We noticed the Dillard's reference and we like how they carry Karl Lagerfeld.  This book is decidedly in the south so it is like going on a complete vacation.

In our many hours of reading this year devoted to find an author AS AMAZING AS MOVER AND SHAKER CHARLES KIPPS, we have found it rather impossible.  Many have disappointed us, and we will not waste your time with them.  

Never Have I Ever is year-to-date the best book by an author new to us in 2019 in terms of fiction.

We will admit we were nervous at the start when it commenced with a mommy drinking book club group, however, the edginess was upped quickly and the intrigue unraveled.  Everyone in Manhattan can relate to the high value of having a good neighbor, particularly because we all live on top of each other here, and we can equally appreciate the tremendous misfortune of a bad one.

You really need to pay attention to details and though this is absolutely leisure pool/beach/club reading, don't let some motormouth let you deviate from the details and make sure you are checked out of everything else to fully concentrate on the oh-so-worth-it story.  You need to read between the lines to comprehend what does and does not add up.

Jackson is creative with word choice; you'll learn what a sex camel is.  Her verb choices like slithering are apt and paint a vivid picture.  She hammers home situations when she describes "The DIYers Guide to Blackmailers" and "Machiavelli for Dummies."  We will not give away her secretes, as the point is to get you to crack open this winner.

We did find one grammatical error on p. 173.  FEWER.  Not less.

We do however highly applaud the POOH reference on p. 283.  If you haven't read those books 100 times yet, you should.  Also high five on the BLEAK HOUSE reference; we read the book multiple times after the BBC impressed us first.

Gripping, stylistically smart and layered with superlative character development, Never Have I Ever is Recommended by Whom You Know.  Also, it looks good in purple.

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On July 30, William Morrow will publish NEVER HAVE I EVER by New York Times bestselling author Joshilyn Jackson, an unputdownable novel of psychological suspense in the vein of Big Little Lies or The Wife Between Us. 

You may know Joshilyn Jackson as the author of eight novels, including gods in Alabama and The Almost Sisters. NEVER HAVE I EVER is Joshilyn Jackson as you’ve never read her before and marks an exciting new direction for the author. In her first flat-out thriller, a dark and deliciously addictive tale of domestic suspense, Jackson displays her masterful talents for crafting unforgettable characters and surprising twists. 

In NEVER HAVE I EVER, a group of women play a harmless drinking game that escalates into a war of dark pasts. Jackson keeps readers on edge with the chilling premise – what if someone knew your worst secret and was ready to use it against you? 

Amy Whey is proud of her ordinary life and the simple pleasures that come with it—teaching diving lessons, baking cookies for new neighbors, helping her best friend, Charlotte, run their local book club. Her greatest joy is her family: her devoted professor husband, her spirited fifteen-year-old stepdaughter, her adorable infant son. And, of course, the steadfast and supportive Charlotte. But Amy’s sweet, uncomplicated life begins to unravel when the mysterious and alluring Angelica Roux arrives on her doorstep one book club night. 

Sultry and magnetic, Roux beguiles the group with her feral charm. She keeps the wine flowing and lures them into a game of spilling secrets. Everyone thinks it’s naughty, harmless fun. Only Amy knows better. Something wicked has come her way—a she-devil in a pricey red sports car who seems to know the terrible truth about who she is and what she once did. 

When they’re alone, Roux tells her that if she doesn’t give her what she asks for, what she deserves, she’s going to make Amy pay for her sins. One way or another. 

To protect herself and her family and save the life she’s built, Amy must beat the devil at her own clever game, matching wits with Roux in an escalating war of hidden pasts and unearthed secrets. Amy knows the consequences if she can’t beat Roux. What terrifies her is everything she could lose if she wins. 

A diabolically entertaining tale of betrayal, deception, temptation, and love filled with dark twists leavened by Joshilyn Jackson’s trademark humor, NEVER HAVE I EVER explores what happens when the transgressions of our past come back with a vengeance. 

NEVER HAVE I EVER 

William Morrow | Hardcover | ISBN: 9780062855312|$26.99 

E-Book ISBN: 9780062855336 | Audio ISBN: 9780062933546 (Read by the author) 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

JOSHILYN JACKSON is the New York Times bestselling author of eight novels, including gods in Alabama and The Almost Sisters. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages. A former actor, Jackson is also an award-winning audiobook narrator. She lives in Decatur, Georgia, with her husband and their two children. Learn more at joshilynjackson.com or follow Joshilyn on social media: 

Twitter: @JoshilynJackson

Facebook: @JoshilynJackson

Instagram: @Joshilyn_Jackson

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Thursday, October 3, 2019

#FashionAlert #ParisPeachy #ParisCapitalofFashion @FIT Paris, Capital of Fashion Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner @hallakcleaners @hallakcouturecleaner

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Special Exhibitions Gallery
September 6, 2019 – January 4, 2020
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Paris is widely regarded as “the most glamorous and competitive of the world’s fashion capitals” (to quote The New Yorker). But how and why did Paris acquire this reputation? The history of Paris fashion is usually presented, simplistically, as a genealogy of genius, dominated by “the great designers,” “kings,” or “dictators of fashion.” Paris, Capital of Fashion is the first exhibition to explore the cultural construction of Paris as the capital of fashion.
Curated by Dr. Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT, it features approximately 100 objects, dating from the 18th century to the present. The exhibition is accompanied by a scholarly book, Paris, Capital of Fashion (Bloomsbury, 2019), edited by Steele, who is also the author of Paris Fashion: A Cultural History. In addition, there will be a free symposium on October 18, 2019.
Robe à la française, 1755-1760, France. The Museum at FIT, P82.27.1 
Christian Dior (John Galliano), dress, fall/winter 2000-2001 haute couture. Photograph © Guy Marineau.

Paris, Capital of Fashion opens with an introductory gallery that places Paris within a global context, presenting it in dialogue with other fashion capitals, especially New York. By presenting an original couture suit by Chanel together with a virtually identical licensed copy sold by Orbach’s department store, for example, the exhibition demonstrates how the idea of Paris fashion “works” across fashion cultures, appealing to elite American women and making money for American manufacturers and retailers..
Entering the main gallery, visitors are immersed in the mythic glamour of Paris fashion as the exhibition traces a trajectory from royal splendor at Versailles to the spectacle of haute couture today. An 18th-century robe à la française is juxtaposed with a haute couture creation for Christian Dior, which was inspired by Marie Antoinette. Clothing and accessories will be drawn from museums in Europe, Britain, and North America, as well as from couture archives and private collections.
The development of the haute couture transformed women’s fashion from an artisanal craft into big business and high art. In the late 19th century, Charles Frederick Worth praised his American clients, saying they had “the faces, the figures, and the francs.” Among his dresses on display is the famous “Electric Light Dress” worn by New York’s Mrs.Cornelius Vanderbilt II. After World War II, the haute couture entered a new golden age from 1947 to 1957 and, by the 1980s, the haute couture was recognized as part of the unique patrimony of France.
Gabrielle Chanel, evening cape, 1927, France. The Museum at FIT, 96.69.15 
Jacques Fath for Joseph Halpert, cocktail dress, 1952, USA. The Museum at FIT, 2013.19.1 
Christian Dior (Stephen Jones), top hat, fall 2000, France. The Museum at FIT, 2003.70.1
In today’s era of globalization, foreign designers often choose to show their collections in Paris, home to luxury conglomerates such as LVMH and Kering. In a world with many fashion cities, Paris defends its title of world capital of fashion by producing and maintaining the aura of Paris fashion.
(L) Suit by Gabrielle Chanel, 1966, France.
(R) Licensed copy of a Chanel day suit, c. 1967, USA.

Podcast
On Wednesday, September 4, 2019, the Couture Council of The Museum at FIT honored iconic footwear designer Christian Louboutin with its 2019 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion at a luncheon at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City. After the luncheon, Mr. Louboutin joined Dr. Valerie Steele for an intimate conversation on his career. Listen to the audio below. View Transcript.

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