THIS MONTH: DECEMBER 2022
THIS MONTH: DECEMBER 2022
The movies, books, art, theater and food to know this month.
Brasserie Fouquet's New York
Chef Pierre Gagnaire
There are moments when nothing is quite so satiating as classic Parisian cuisine. But what if you're a New Yorker not so prepared to make the trans-Atlantic jaunt? Luckily, a new French hotel nestled in Tribeca has the answer. Situated within the new Hotel Barrière Fouquet, a just-opened branch of the original Brasserie Fouquet that launched 120 years ago in Paris is now serving hungry locals. The New York edition maintains the plush red banquettes, warm lighting and (most significantly) delectable dishes of the original, like sole meunière, endive with mortadella and beef tartare.
Honey Dijon Presents: New York, New York
Prolific musician, producer and DJ Honey Dijon has been passionate about club music since her teens. As an ode to New York and its history of both iconic music and legendary venues, Dijon is wrapping up the year with a show at Queens' Knockdown Center, the glass factory turned door factory turned venue with a diverse lineup of creators from across disciplines. We can hardly think of a better to close out 2022.
"La Isla de Barro"
Amy Bravo and Albert Peguero
Curated by Anne-Laure Lemaitre and Bony Ramirez, "La Isla de Barro" at Bed-Stuy's Swivel Gallery explores islands and their unique history as points of cultural cross-pollination. The show, featuring the work of Amy Bravo and Albert Peguero, examines how geography is only one element when it comes to understanding the context of islands as both an "in-between and a destination."
Suzuki: The Man and His Dream to Teach the Children of the World
Written by Eri Hotta
For anyone who spent any amount of time during their formative years learning an instrument (of pretty much any kind), the name Suzuki almost certainly rings a bell. Shinichi Suzuki, founder of the Suzuki Method, was a musician, educator and philosopher who developed a system of music education that challenged Western, Eurocentric ideals of classical performance. But historian Eri Hotta's book reveals that Suzuki was more than just the originator of his eponymous system: Suzuki created a movement that believed in fostering the learning environment of every child to help them achieve their maximum potential, no matter what their pursuits might be.
All the Beauty and Bloodshed
Directed by Laura Poitras
Nan Goldin is one of photography's most revered living artists. She radically changed the field with the wincing rawness of her photographs that documented the most intimate aspects of her life throughout the 1970s and 1980s. But Goldin has also publicly shared her struggle with addiction after being prescribed (and encouraged to stay on) opioids following a medical procedure. She has worked tirelessly in recent years to bring the Sackler family to justice for their role in creating a global opioid epidemic through their company, Purdue Pharma. In All the Beauty and Bloodshed, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras (Citizenfour) follows Goldin around the world as she lobbies the government, museums and other public institutions to cut ties with the Sacklers while supporting others like her who are working to recover.