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Andrea Padova Attacks

Andrea Padova Attacks

The first time I heard the music of Italian pianist Andrea Padova I felt underwhelmed. He has a remarkable reputation as an award winning classical pianist and he’s known for crossing over to musical idioms like jazz, rock and pop music. Yet when I played his latest release ‘ArancioLimoneMandarino’, I initially thought “Oh, this sounds...
Cupellini at Tribeca Film Festival

Cupellini at Tribeca Film Festival

The conflict in director Claudio Cupellini’s new film A Quiet Life (Una vita tranquilla) sounds like it could be the beginning of an inter-European joke. However, the story of an ex-hitman whose newly placid family life is interrupted by unexpected visitors is being hailed as a subtle and complex portrait which goes beyond stereotypes of...
Whitewashing Blu

Whitewashing Blu

Sometimes what’s missing is just as interesting as what is present. In an art exhibit packed with colorful works, a sudden swath of white wall becomes a minimalist statement. For me that’s the case with an ambitious exhibit at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA this weekend which tries to translate street art to gallery art....
Missoni Meets Kuwait

Missoni Meets Kuwait

  Unique, bold, and passionate are the words Missoni uses to describe its lifestyle hotel brand developed in partnership with the Rezidor Hotel Group. The March debut of the Missoni Hotel Kuwait, which overlooks the Persian Gulf and the Kuwait City skyline, shows how the iconic brand is embracing a global redefinition of Italian style....