New York's well-to-do bike-sharing naysayers are on a roll. Opponents of the city's long-awaited Citibike program, which has been in development for years and will begin service on Memorial Day — no matter what these preservationist condo owners have to say — notched several significant victories against New York's Department of Transportation over the past week, after a month-plus of delirious outrage, a small journalism scandal, and destructive vandalism to the solar-powered bike racks installed throughout posh Brooklyn and downtown Manhattan. ...
EXCLUSIVE: The Toronto International Film Festival has set the Godfrey Reggio-directed Visitors to have its world premiere at the festival on September 8, in a most splashy manner. The film has an original score by Philip and it is being presented by Steven Soderbergh. While that filmmaker is stepping away from directing features, he’s not done backing them and has been a big supporter of Reggio’s work since Koyaanisqatsi 30 years ago. The Toronto premiere will be presented in 4K digital projection and live accompaniment by members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Michael Riesman. The premiere will be held that Sunday at 6pm at the Visa Screening Room at the Elgin Theatre. Said TIFF Director and CEO Piers Handling: “Reggio’s Visitors is a poignant, powerful film. Coupled with live performance by 65 Members of the TSO, this event is an opportunity for Toronto audiences to be moved and to experience film in a whole new way.” Of his involvement, Soderbergh told me: “I was a producer on the last Qatsi film but had lost touch with Godfrey and out of the blue I emailed his producer, Lawrence Taub. He told me they were in the last stages of cutting his new movie. They brought me out to Red Hook in Brooklyn to ... Read More »
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A self-described anarchist from Brooklyn who refused to testify before a federal grand jury thought to be investigating a 2008 bomb explosion in New York's Times Square was sent to jail on Tuesday after being found in civil contempt.
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