Notes from the Road

September 2013

TIFF 2013: ‘Stranger By the Lake’ (dir. Alain Guiraudie, 2013)

Guiraudie's movie unfolds entirely at a gay cruising area on the French coast where men flop naked on the beach, appraise each other and head to the woods for more intimate encounters


TIFF 2013: ‘Bastards’ (dir. Claire Denis, 2013)

On his first day at TIFF 2013, Alex Ramon applauds two startling French features, the latest works from Claire Denis and Alain Guiraudie, that both twist the suspense thriller into fresh territory.


August 2013

Afropunk Fest: 25 August 2013 - Brooklyn, NY (Day 2 Photos)

Within contains thoughts on the entirety of Afropunk Fest and photos from Day 2, including Big Freedia and Vintage Trouble.


The Octopus Project: 17 August 2013 – New York (Photos)

The Octopus Project reaches new heights in full voice (Four Minds = Eight Hands = Big Sound = Huge Fun).


Afropunk Fest: 24 August 2013 - Brooklyn, NY (Day 1 Photos)

Pictures from Afropunk Fest Day 1, including ones of Saul Williams and the kids of Unlocking the Truth, are here.


Matt Hires: 13 August 2013 - Irving Plaza, New York (Photos)

Opening for Parachute, Hires faced a gaggle of girls at Irving Plaza, nearly five years from his first gig there, to celebrate his just released 'This World Won't Last Forever...'.


NYC Brewers Guild Block Party (Preview: 25 August 2013)

NYC Beer Week doesn't come around again until 2014, but that doesn't mean the New York City Brewers Guild hasn't already started getting ready for the festivities. To kick off fundraising for next year's week filled with fine brews from around the world, the Brewers Guild will be throwing a Block Party at The Well in Brooklyn on August 25.


Little Green Cars: 6 August 2013 - New York

Fresh from their gig at Lollapalooza, the folksy group from the Emerald Isle, Little Green Cars gave a solid show for a small audience in NYC.


Brian Wilson with Al Jardine and David Marks: 27 July 2013 - Twin Cities

Five good reasons to catch Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, and David Marks in concert if you get a chance.


Kronos Quartet: Kronos at 40 - Lincoln Center Out of Doors, New York

A number of premieres, a number of other artists, guests and collaborators and the NY performance debut of cellist Sunny Jungin Yang were all part of the free shows given by the Kronos Quartet as part of their 40th anniversary celebration at Lincoln Center.


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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

// Short Ends and Leader

"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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