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Broccoli’s latest project: The Kid Stays in the Picture

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Barbara Broccoli has another non-Bond project lined up, a stage production of The Kid Stays in the Picture about movie executive and producer Robert Evans.

Broccoli, along with half-brother Michael G. Wilson, Patrick Milling Smith and Brian Carmody, are the producers of the play. Broccoli and Wilson are the co-bosses of Eon Productions, which make James Bond films.

Evans, 86, started as an actor before working behind the camera. One of his early roles was in 1957’s Man of a Thousand Faces, a James Cagney movie about Lon Chaney. Evans played film producer Irving Thalberg. He later became a movie mogul in real life as an executive at Paramount. He shifted to being a producer of movies such as Chinatown and Marathon Man.

Along the way, Evans led a colorful life, including marrying actresses Camilla Sparv and Ali McGraw as well as pleading guilty to cocaine trafficking…

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so you’re woke. now what?

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on november 9, millions of americans woke up and for the first time realized this country is racist, and sexist, and classist, and many other -ists. maybe you’re one of them. maybe you started wearing a safety pin (0.5 woke points), or maybe you called your senator about #noDAPL (3 woke points), or maybe you took a class on intersectionality in college (5 woke points).

i’m just kidding. there is no such thing as woke points, because wokeness is not a competition (use of ‘woke’ while non-black: minus 50 woke points). in all seriousness, i’m noticing an epidemic of people who are beginning to have a social justice political analysis, or who have had a political analysis for a while, but who do not have a method to act on that analysis. 

it’s great that many more people are beginning to develop their political consciousnesses. please continue! read here and

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A Visit To Cafe Izmir

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izmirby Steven Doyle

Cafe Izmir, the tiny restaurant packed with loads of flavor and spirit, is located on Greenville Avenue where diners have enjoyed romantic get-a-ways for decades. The new locations in Plano, downtown and even at the airport still bring in the flavors, but it is the original location that continuously brings me joy.  

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Shaken AND Stirred

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Whether you like your adult beverage shaken or stirred, we think you’ll enjoy this. A celebration of over 100 years of cocktail ware design, Shaken, Stirred, Styled: The Art of the Cocktail opens at the Dallas Museum of Art this Friday, November 18, during the DMA’s Late Night event. Organized chronologically and divided into sections that correspond to major shifts in the consumption of cocktails, the exhibition features nearly 60 works drawn primarily from the Museum’s collection. It explores the relationships between political, social, and economic currents, developments in technology, quotidian practices of consumption, and design styles. An interactive display prompts visitors to explore the history of spirits and cocktails alongside that of the vessels in which they were prepared and served. Below are a few highlights paired with historically accurate cocktails included in the exhibition’s interactive display. Cheers!

skyscraper-cocktail-shaker_2008-48-1-12 “Skyscraper” cocktail shaker, cups, and tray, William Waldo Dodge, designer, 1928–31, silver, Dallas Museum…

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Thanksgiving Cheer Brought To You By the Pros

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With Thanksgiving just on the approach, we offer you a bit of holiday cheer with spirits you may already have stockpiled for a day with the relatives.

Cruzan Pumpkin Pie Martini

1/2 part DeKuyper Buttershots Schnapps

1/2 part Pinnacle Whipped Vodka

1/2 part Cruzan Aged Dark Rum

2 parts Half and Half

1/2 part Pumpkin Puree

1 dash Pumpkin Spice

Whipped Cream

Method: Add ingredients to an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with whipped cream.

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EFFEN Spiced Orange Mule

2 parts EFFEN Blood Orange Vodka

1/2 part DeKuyper Hot Damn

Ginger Beer

Lime Wedge

Method: Combine ingredients over fresh ice and garnish with a lime wedge.

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Laphroaig Broadbay Sour

Created by Portland, OR mixologist, Jordan Felix

1 1/4 parts Laphroaig Select

1/4 part Amontillado Sherry

3/4 part Fresh Lemon Juice

2 teaspoons of Orange Marmalade

3 drops of Aromatic Bitters

Cinnamon Stick (for garnish)

Orange Peel (for garnish)

Method

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the strange orientalism of ai wei wei

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10-16_wn_ai-bruguera_1Photo: Tania Bruguera and Ai Weiwei, at Brooklyn Museum, ELLEN QBERTPLAYA

my parents think ai wei wei’s father, ai qing, writes bad poetry. my parents also think donald trump will save the u.s. economy, so their opinions are to be taken with a grain of salt.

still, there’s something refreshing about hearing a chinese person’s opinion on chinese art. i don’t hear that often living in the united states. instead i hear opinions from people who have never set foot in asia, not only about ai wei wei, but about the legacy of communism and about tibet’s right to be free.

i want to clarify that i’m not denying the trauma of Maoism which i still feel in my body to this day, and i’m not denying that china has committed severe human rights abuses in tibet. there’s this metaphor that i use to explain gayatri spivak’s argument in “can the subaltern…

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some kind of exhaustion with the creative class

more and more, i am tempted to disavow my identification with the creative class. i can’t tell if it’s just a dallas-based discontent, or if it is more far flung, like when i see gentri…

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