Poster for The Other Side film by Lorraine Levy
Babies accidentally switched at birth.
From Mark Twain to the ABC Family Monday night lineup, it’s a familiar plot device – and a usually a pretty cheesy one.
But French director Lorraine Levy successfully adopts this clichéd premise in her third feature film, The Other Son, which opens Friday at the Egyptian Theatre.
Levy delivers a story about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that is provocative, humane and refreshingly free from the dogmatic lexicon that tends to inform the way we think about the region.
The legions of Americans taking their winter workouts inside to the warm sanctuary of yoga classes are part of a global trend taking to the Indian physical-spiritual practice.
A love of yoga took one Ashtanga instructor from Abu Dhabi to Finland, pushed her physical limits and brought her in to a whole new community. But another renowned instructor says the study of yoga has actually separated her from her fellow Indians.
Japanese artist Yaoyi Kusama’s hallucinatory work is featured in the Elles: SAM exhibit. (Yoyi Kusama, Yellow tree/Living Room, 2010, seen at Aichi Triennale at Nayabashi Venue)
Oh my god! Run! Women are taking over the Seattle Art Museum!
SAM is currently running two related exhibitions devoted to female artists from around the globe.
The first Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou, Paris is a selection of the 200 works that were exhibited at Centre Pompidou in France since 2009. This is a major event for SAM, not only because this is the exhibit’s only stop in the United States, but it is the first time SAM has de-installed its permanent exhibit since the day it moved downtown 2007. Huge!
Bringing a show like this to town is no simple endeavor. It took the Centre Pompidou years to put the original exhibition together and it took SAM two years to organize to bring it to Seattle.
So hats off to the SAM’s staff. To see SAM’s physical space in a new light, filled with the art that is all by women artists is amazing. I enjoyed seeing works by O’Keeffe, Guerrilla Girls, Khalo and learning about works of numerous artists I did not know.
But there were a few parts of the show that cast a shadow on my ability to be fully taken by the work: The language used throughout the exhibitions and in marketing materials, and the lack of global diversity in the selection of artists represented.
The Globalist is hosting a Foreign Policy Debate Watch Party tonight at 6 at Liberty Bar on Capitol Hill.
Tonight’s debate on foreign policy promises to be a pretty big deal.
The race is tied, and for undecided voters (who are these people anyways?!?) it will be their last chance to compare Obama and Romney side by side to figure out who is less unlikeable.
For the other 96% of us it’s another opportunity to squirm as we watch our guy pander to those undecideds.
It’s a bit ironic that this last debate could have so much influence on the final outcome of the election, since foreign policy hasn’t gotten much attention in the campaign so far. The dismal economy is a much better jumping off point for Romney to criticize Obama than his pretty solid international record, punctuated by the “remember how I killed Osama bin Laden” trump card.
So tonight debate moderator Bob Schieffer will be looking hard for ways to draw out distinctions between the two candidates, and Romney will likely do his best bring the conversation back to the economy, while picking at Obama’s foreign policy where he can.
Scotland First Minister Alex Salmond holds the agreement on a referendum on independence for Scotland, which will usher forth the most dramatic public breakup in modern history. REUTERS/David Moir
There’s nothing worse than ending a long-term relationship.
You have to tell your friends and family and decide who’s going to keep that TV you went halfsies on.
But that’s just what the Scottish National Party wants after successfully initiating a referendum for Scottish Independence.
However, in this episode of “Sally Jessy Raphael,” the family is the undecided voters of Scotland, the friends are the rest of the world, and the TV equates to transitioning an economy into financial independence during a worldwide crisis. No big whoop.
The official breakup won’t even be decided until 2014. That means two years of public marriage counseling and duking it out over who said what and who cheated on who drama that is sure to rival the Tom-Cat breakup.