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Last week, the producers of Robert Mapplethorpe biopic Mapplethorpe revealed that Girls actress Zosia Mamet will portray the late photographer's close friend Patti Smith in the film. She will not be the first actress to play the punk singer onscreen, though, as actress Mickey Sumner played Smith in the 2013 film Cbgb – and Saturday Night Live star Gilda Radner hilariously spoofed her in 1979, a few months before the Patti Smith Group put out Wave.
In the lengthy sketch, Radner played tank-top-wearing, bouffant-armpitted punk yelper "Candy Slice" who was performing at a »
Ever since I was a kid I was enthralled with fireworks. There's something completely primal about seeing fire at the best of times, but the kinetic, colourful explosions of a firework show tickles me on a deep and fundamental level. Artist Cai Guo-Qiang comes by this love even more resolutely, having grown up in the Chinese province which has been home to pyrotechnic construction for generations. He has used these controlled blasts to feed his art, both in the skies above and on the canvas. Fire is is his tool, colour his weapon, all contributing to a unique and compelling vision. Kevin MacDonald has shown a deft touch throughout his career, from his raucous take on Marley, his epic Enter the Void to his...
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2 items from 2016
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