Comfortable with Uncertainty – 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion
Pema Chodron is the man behind this thoughtful program of spiritual study, which provides short stand-alone readings, designed to help us cultivate compassion and awareness amid the challenges of daily living.
Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui
Drawing on the traditions of his birthplace in Ghana, his home in Nigeria and mixing these with Western influences, Anatsui’s work merges personal, local and global concerns in this new exhibition at The Bass Museum of Art, Miami.
Larry Clark: they thought I were but I aren’t anymore
Since 1961, Larry Clark has been dedicated to describing characters and telling their story through photograph and collage. With his unmistakable talent for capturing youth on the brink of adulthood, this latest exhibition at the Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, brings together his portraits in all their glory as well as exhibiting his paintings for the first time.
(image: Adam, Marfa, TX, 2011)
Inspirational Women: Iris Morales
Since she was a teenager, Iris Morales has dedicated her life to the advancement of the Puerto Rican community, social justice and human rights. From this incredible foundation, she has become a life-long educator, activist and film maker and is currently the Director of Manhattan Neighborhood Network’s El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center. Here she has created educational media programs and services for young people and adults.
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lucy Liu, Mira Sorvino: A Times Talks Conversation
On July 24th, at the The Times Center New York, 3 of the most talked about and fascinating actresses come together in conversation with New York Times reporter Patricia Cohen to explore the determination it takes to conquer the big screen.
One of the only film clubs in the UK to exclusively play films in their original 16mm format, Cine Real is a non-profit which aims to unite film makers, actors, writers, directors, producers, photographers and enthusiasts in their appreciation of classic film. Visit their website and become part of this lovely club, whose next screening is Sunset Bouvelard.
The New Yorker Stories
For 40 years, Ann Beatie has spun an abundance of delicate, quiet stories, which have been published in The New Yorker. This collection, which brings all stories together for the first time, makes it impossible not to get lost in her subtle narrative which is imbued with a sense of longing and the misdirection of both youth and ageing.
(Image: Ann Beattie at the Miami Book Fair International of 1986)