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DGA screenings and talkbacks

© Columbia Pictures, 2011

© Columbia Pictures, 2011

We were lucky enough to see screenings of both “Moneyball” and “The Ides of March” this month at the DGA Theater, NYC – each with wonderful talkbacks that followed with the films’ respective directors (Mr. Miller and Mr. Clooney) not to mention some truly spectacular and awe-inspiring moderation, post-Moneyball screening, by the fabulous Mike Nichols!

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Wayne Thiebaud food paintings

images: © Wayne Thiebaud

We love these pre-pop era paintings from the 1950s and ‘60s depicting the kind of production line style food found in diners, bakeries and cafeterias. With his heavy use of pigment, sophisticated, exaggerated colors and well-defined shadows, Wayne Thiebaud’s work looks so modern, even today.

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The Man Who Ate New York

We recently honored M’s late father’s birthday by reading this delightful poem that celebrates food and the sensuality of eating in New York in a wonderfully fantastical way. Richard Elman wrote over 25 novels, memoirs and books of poetry with a skill, craft and wordsmanship that is truly worth looking up and checking out to this day. With much love – Happy Birthday, Dad!

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80 years of food photography

A group exhibition at the Robert Mann Gallery on West 24th Street with food shots from the likes of Irving Penn, Ansel Adams, Paulette Tavormina and Julie Blackmon … most inspiring! Through May 14th.

NYT Dining: Food loved by the camera

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flower art

Emily Thompson’s design studio in Dumbo, Brooklyn cultivates a truly inspired, wild and sculptural look of floral curiosities that are being compared to looks created by the great British floral innovator of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s – Constance Spry – using edibles, weeds, preserved beetles and unconventional containers like vintage tea cups or soup tureens to keep it all feeling so special.

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Good-bye Sidney Lumet

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Today marks the passing of one of the world’s all-time great directors. Sidney Lumet – a true New York filmmaker and an amazing talent – whose work will be loved and appreciated always …

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postcards from Provence

Our constant obsession: Julian Merrow-Smith makes our day nearly every day with his beautiful oil paintings fresh from his French countryside easel (and pantry) to our inboxes each afternoon. Our personal favorites: the food still lifes, of course.

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