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French fashion house Louis Vuitton announced that Virgil Abloh would be the next artistic director for the brand’s menswear collection, becoming the first person of African descent to hold this title and one of the few black designers to make it to the top of a major European house. Abloh, who succeeds Kim Jones, is…

Krasinski creates with significant innovation in film A Quiet Place
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Krasinski creates with significant innovation in film A Quiet Place

Even as directors seek to innovate, there is an inherent difficulty to searching for creative storytelling. Groundbreaking novelties beget tropes and before long these seemingly fresh new ideas become yesterday’s gimmicks. But it seems unlikely that the premise for director John Krasinski’s third film, A Quiet Place, will be recycled any time soon. The world…

Stone recontextualizes Yerma in modernized take on 1934 drama
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Stone recontextualizes Yerma in modernized take on 1934 drama

Billie Piper burns like a flame given fuel onstage with her incendiary performance in Simon Stone’s modernized Yerma — an update of Federico García Lorca’s 1934 drama — currently running at the Park Avenue Armory. Piper proves herself many times over as an actress capable of dizzying, heartbreaking heights and infernal lows, bringing such pain…

Anderson’s humor comes out in small moments of Isle of Dogs
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Anderson’s humor comes out in small moments of Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson’s latest production, Isle of Dogs, is his ninth feature film and a comfortable fit within his unique sense of cinematic style. Anderson, an American director, is known for his use of symmetry, meticulous design, paced dialogue and a steadily growing ensemble of actors. The story, written by Anderson along with Roman Coppola, Jason…

Dark comedy Thoroughbreds entertains despite meaninglessness
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Dark comedy Thoroughbreds entertains despite meaninglessness

Living an immaterially affluent life rarely comes without consequence. Luscious wealth creates dependency despite its iconoclastic prestige, and when matters must be taken into the perfectly manicured hands of the rich, there are no lengths by which they are bound to protect their power. Yet Cory Finley, writer and director of the dark comedy Thoroughbreds,…

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