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Beat the Devil (1953) Directed by John Huston Like in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Humphrey Bogart is a globe-trotting fortune hunter out to plunder the developing world like a Conrad antihero who grew up playing stickball—here, he and dreamy-divine wife Gina Lollobrigida are en route to a shady uranium fortune somewhere in Africa. Like in The Maltese Falcon, he’s racing for his MacGuffin in unfriendly competition with a seedy gallery of expatriate character actors...
It's a complete myth that there's nothing art-related worth seeing in August in New York. Things slow down, for sure, but look at all this! Gorgeous paintings in Bushwick, performances in Downtown Brooklyn, "lost" photographs of young Truman Capote—and yes, the Olympics. Because that's art too. Don't miss out on all the good stuff because your face is stuck to your air conditioner with one eye on The Get Down.  UNDERDONK GALLERY: WOOGIE — OSAMU KOBAYASHI Kobayashi's paintings have a...
See that pretty little house in the picture up there? How much do you think that Brooklyn Heights beauty is on the market for? Whatever the number is in your head, you might want to double it. Because this little number is currently priced at $40 million. That is not a typo. If it sells at that number, or really even close to it, it will be the most money anyone has ever paid...
  "I live in Brooklyn. By Choice," Truman Capote began his essay "A House in the Heights," a response to why the complicated, charming, silver-tongued author with roots in Alabama chose to settle in the then decidedly unfashionable borough for a time. In the constant maelstrom of real estate speculation in Brooklyn, the wave currently crashing over Crown Heights and Bushwick, the borough's conversion to a land of organic grocers and oyster happy hours seems...