Princeton professor, Cornell West, and PBS host, Tavis Smiley
On Friday, the brilliant, ever-entertaining and ever-outspoken Tavis Smiley and Cornel West are going to discuss their new book, “The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto.”
The lost Gatsby Movie from 1949
The Great Gatsby has been pretty hot as of late (when wasn’t it?) with an A-list remake of the movie heating up the trades. Everyone grew up with the Robert Redford version, but did you know there is an old Noir version made in 1949 that the Egyptian Theater has dusted off and included in their Noir Film Festival. This Golden Age version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel of shady success and lost love has been unseen for decades and is playing as a double bill this Friday.
New works by Ted Vasin
A bit of art via Flavorpill: “By creating twisted perspectives of mixed black-and-white and acid-colored worlds, San Francisco-based Ted Vasin hypnotizes viewers with his large-scale psychedelic paintings. Using intricate stylings and metallic acrylics to spark an otherworldly aesthetic, his carefully drawn works suggest tenebrous happenings. Showing at 101/exhibit in the Design District, Poison Bliss encompasses a series of pieces Vasin began in 2009. Here, the artist evinces an appreciation for youth culture through his use of flamboyant hues and graphic imagery, but also affirms a virtuosity of technique — even hinting at photorealism.”