A few weeks ago, New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced the state would reopen large arenas at 10 percent capacity for sports and music — spiking Google searches for “concerts in 2021” and setting off a flurry of excited chatter about live music ’s long-awaited return. “One thing is clear, we must act,” Cuomo had said at the start of the year. “We cannot wait until summer to turn the lights back on for the arts and provide a living wage for artists.” But this was political posturing — and it illustrates a fundamental misunderstanding about how the live music industry works. The miniature reopening will certainly not provide a “living wage,” as limited-capacity shows will not jump-start major concerts and the multi-state tours that most artists need to profit. For one thing, Cuomo announced his decision a day after Dr. Anthony Fauci predicted full concerts could return in the fall of 2021; other live music experts are looking as far out as 2022 . For another, Cuomo based … [Read more...] about Why Limited-Capacity Concerts Just Don’t Make Sense
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Throwback Thursday is here, and we bring to you an old interview of Rani Mukerji, wherein she had reacted to the rumours of dating actors Abhishek Bachchan and Govinda. Back in 2000, Rani delivered multiple hits with Govinda, and their on-screen chemistry became a talk of the town. Similarly, when Rani and Abhishek worked together in a couple of films, gossip mills started churning out the rumours of their alleged affair. However, in an interview in 2005, Rani squashed all the rumours and set the record straight once and for all. While speaking to Bollywood Mantra, Rani had said, "I don't let gossip about my alleged affairs with Abhishek (Bachchan) or Govinda bother me anymore. People have even married me off to Karan Johar! The rumours about Govinda did make me furious. I felt sorry for Sunitaji, his wife. As far as Abhishek goes, I'm not dating him. I have no time for dates." In the same interview, Rani had also spoken about marriage and her take on it. … [Read more...] about Rani Mukerji: I Don’t See Myself Working After Marriage [Flashback]
“We’re never really quite satisfied with anything we do,” says Elizabeth Diller, founding partner of the ultramodern architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro . It’s not quite a humblebrag, more a lingering anxiety about her most famous creation: New York’s High Line . When the first section of the elevated park opened in Manhattan, in 2009, it transformed the island’s west side. Once a dilapidated train track, the High Line is now flanked by luxury condos and office buildings designed by the world’s leading architects. But as she watched the area rapidly gentrify — driving out longtime residents — it began to gnaw at Diller, who’s lived in Manhattan since her family emigrated from Poland when she was a child. “The question is, ‘How do you prevent that from happening?’ Would we have designed it any differently? No,” she says. “I couldn’t make it any less good. We have to design forward, and we have to make the best things that we could possibly imagine making. And if they’re … [Read more...] about How Elizabeth Diller Changed Architecture
Products featured are independently selected by our editorial team and we may earn a commission from purchases made from our links; the retailer may also receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Until recently, the idea that you could bring a projector anywhere you go was a work of science fiction, or at the very least technology for people with a lot of cash to burn. Thankfully that’s no longer the case, and there’s never been a better time to pick up one of these portable projectors , which let you easily cast a large image for movie nights, Netflix binging, live sports and karaoke from the comforts and convenience of home. They’re small enough to not take up a lot of space in your room, but portable enough to take with you to someone else’s place too. The best portable projectors are also used in conference centers, offices and other larger spaces for presentations, screenings and more. There are hundreds of good portable projectors out there, and each one … [Read more...] about The Best Portable Projectors for Movies and Sports, Starting at Under $99
The MCU has made a habit of working with up-and-coming directors, and possibly their biggest catch yet are Joe and Anthony Russo, who went from directing episodes of Community to helming Captain America: The Winter Soldier to Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame . Although the duo left the MCU after Endgame , Anthony Russo recently confirmed during an interview that the brothers are working on a new superhero movie. "Joe and I love filmmaking at every scale. We've made movies for as little money as you could possibly make movies for. We've made movies for as much money as you could possibly make movies for, and we love everything in between. We will someday, for sure, do a movie in that genre again. Probably in the not-too-distant future. Who it's with we're not able to say at this point, but yeah, we like challenging ourselves, we like finding new frontiers. So it's a surprise to us where we're going, and hopefully it will be a surprise to audiences as well." … [Read more...] about Avengers: Endgame Directors Are Planning a New Superhero Movie, But Is It for Marvel?