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9 of the Greatest Gangster Movies (AKA The Robert De Niro List)

Sep 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

This is a very good week for lovers of the gangster genre. Not only is Black Mass getting its worldwide release on Friday, Francis Ford Coppola finally confirmed once and for all that he is indeed remaking The Godfather with Johnny Depp as Vito Corleone. Not just a place for filmmakers to get their violent ya-ya’s out, the genre can be just as artistically significant and poignant as any art house flick, many employing incredible filming techniques and remarkable performances. 

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Art in Odd Places Transforms the Streets of Downtown Orlando

Sep 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Christy Stewart

Downtown Orlando has turned into a living gallery. Art in Odd Places (AIOP) has transformed six blocks of Magnolia Avenue with sculptures, shadow puppets, murals, singers, and interactive exhibits that will run from today until Sunday. Fifty artists are participating in the free event themed “Tone,” which takes place from September 17-20. 

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Celebrate Frank Sinatra's Centennial Birthday at His Favorite Miami Beach Hotel, the Fontainebleau

Sep 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Instead of simply celebrating Frank Sinatra’s centennial birthday once, Fontainebleau Miami Beach is in the middle of a 100-day countdown where they offer special programming that highlights the Sultan of Swoon’s legacy. Why Sinatra? ‘Ole Blue Eyes spent a lot of his time at Fontainebleau—he even had his own permanent penthouse suite on the 17th floor—and performed several sold-out midnight shows at the hotel’s La Ronde Supper Club, alongside Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford. 

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A Quick, 24-Hour Guide to Making Your Way Through Florence

Sep 16, 2015  |   Contributor: Kimberly Fisher

Florence is romantic, captivating and refined. Its streets are lined with decadent restaurants, upscale stores and historic attractions. It is also home to the fashion houses of Gucci, Pucci, and Ferragamo and boasts museums with world-class art. While spending one day in the Italian city might not seem like long enough, if you’re doing a European tour, you may only have one day to experience the locale. For those on a 24-hour schedule, here is a quick guide on what to experience: 

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The 9 Star-Studded TIFF Premieres & Parties You Can't Miss This Weekend

Sep 11, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

While the Toronto Film Festival is obviously about movies, it’s also about spotting your favorite stars at premieres and mingling with them at after parties. Since the event lasts a whopping 10 days, there are definitely plenty of opportunities to catch a glimpse of festival favorites, like Eddie Redmayne and Emma Roberts, but it always seems like the weekends have the most going on. 

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Stunning Balloon Installation Becomes the Breathing Heartbeat of London

Sep 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Covent Garden has been filled with 100,000 white balloons that take on the form of a giant low-hanging cloud to precede The London Design Festival (September 19-27). Called Heartbeat, the commissioned piece is by Charles Pétillon and marks the French artist’s very first public art installation.

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ArtPrize is a Mega Art Event You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

Aug 21, 2015  |   Contributor: Michael Patrick Shiels

The Louvre, the Vatican Museums, New York’s Guggenheim and…Grand Rapids, Michigan. Indeed, the very city of Grand Rapids joins the pantheon of the world’s most attention-getting art destinations by holding ArtPrize, the innovative brainchild of Rick DeVos—the grandson of innovative billionaire Rich DeVos. 

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7 Standout Peter Dinklage Roles From Before He Became Tyrion Lannister

Jul 30, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Some may have been introduced to the talented Peter Dinklage through his role as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones, but the Golden Globe award-winning actor has been paving his way through a diverse portfolio of roles since his film debut in 1995’s Living in Oblivion. Uniquely, even at the beginning of his career, he has never been afraid of putting his foot down and saying “no” to roles designed to exploit his four-foot-two stature—even if it meant struggling to pay rent. 

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Artist Erin Hammond Peels Back the Paint Layers to Give Us a Peek at Her Process

Jul 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Erin Hammond's art pieces are deceptively simple at first glance, a few lines drawn with color washes. But if one looks long enough, you can see layers of effort, with each addition adding further detail. With a host of influences from her cr

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We Weigh In On the Heavy MMaterial Indoor/Outdoor Sculptural Furniture Collection

Jul 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

As the brain child of Brooklyn-based artist Fernando Mastrangelo, MMaterial is the only outdoor furniture collection we’re eying right now. Mastrangelo, who was once artist Matthew Barney’s assistant before breaking out on his own, is a seasoned sculptor who has been utilizing natural casting materials (like sugar and salt) for over a decade. 

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Interview: Jason Segel On His Career-Defining Role and the "Real Beauty" of David Foster Wallace

Jul 28, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

When it was announced that a movie about author David Foster Wallace (Infinite Jest) was on the way, the literary world nearly imploded. Opinions were fierce, loud and on occasion, vicious. From the author’s estate publicly denouncing the project to diehard fans questioning whether a film about the figure should even be made, The End of the Tour was surrounded by skepticism.

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Jeff Bridges' $29.5M Montecito Estate is Up for Grabs

Jul 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Jeff “The Dude” Bridges has moved on from his Montecito, CA estate, making the $29.5 million home available for a new owner. Not only is it pretty rare to find a property of this size (the lot spans 19.5 acres) in the area, Bridges and his wife Susan bought the house from musician Kenny Loggins way back in 1994 and raised their three daughters there—meaning that those walls have a lot of cool stories to tell.  

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5 London Shows and Exhibitions You Won't Want to Miss (Hint: Benedict Cumberbatch)

Jul 15, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Even though some people equate summer months with being the best time to visit London, it’s certainly not true this year. The famed city has an incredible lineup of events to close out the rest of the year and when we say incredible, we mean Benedict Cumberbatch onstage playing the title role in Hamlet. 

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Win a Star Trek Beyond Walk-On Role for Charity & Become Besties With the Cast

Jul 14, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Comic-Con may be over, but that doesn’t mean you have to put that Trekkie shirt back in your closet just yet! The Star Trek franchise, in partnership with philanthropic organization Omaze, announced this morning a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for die-hard Star Trek fans. The Star Trek: To Boldly Go campaign features a selection of goodies that... Read More

Our 7 “You Should’ve Been There” Moments From Comic-Con

Jul 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Every year, networks and studios have to really do their best to wow fans and cosplayers at Comic-Con, and they certainly outdid themselves this time—just maybe not in the way you assumed. Though some of 2015’s most anticipated panels were worth the wait (holy moly, Star Wars), others failed to deliver anything new (like the contractually-silenced Game of Thrones cast). 

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