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Eight Things That Will Keep You in the Know

Magazine article Filmmaker

Eight Things That Will Keep You in the Know

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1 SALVADOR DALÍ MUSEUM It might be surprising that the largest holding of Salvador Dalí's s works outside Europe is not in one of America's major artistic destinations like New York City but instead in St. Petersburg, Fla. Since 1982 visitors to this city's burgeoning waterfront could see master-works such as The Hallucinogenic Toreador. A new museum opens on January 11, with twice the square footage of the first. The structure is hurricane-proof, meaning that Dalí, whose Christian period was even more revolting to fans than Dylan's, will be that much more protected from God's wrath.

2 CUP O' JOE IN NYC New York City is starting to take its coffee seriously. Having been mired in the abyss of countless Starbucks, New York is beginning to see Intelligentsia beans and Stumptown espresso appear - the "third wave" of coffee hitting the East Coast. February 19 and 20, Coffee and Tea Festival NYC wants to do one better, educating citizens in proper brewing and "cupping" (a tasting technique similar to that of wine). New this year will be a barista throwdown and a certification seminar from the Specialty Tea Institute. Check out coffeeandteafestival.com.

3 ION TWIN VIDEO With Ion's Twin Video recorder, you will be ready to live-blog the next earthshaking protest or catch footage of yourself enjoying a sweet roller coaster. The Twin Video has dual Front and Back lenses so you can record your reactions alongside your main footage, making this recorder ideal for interviews and vlogs. The Twin Video shoots in high-quality 640 x 480, 30 fps video onto a standard SD card and can record up to four hours on a full charge. Your video journalism career starts at ionaudio.com/twinvideo.

4 ARTS OF THE AMERICAS Boston's Museum of Fine Arts holds the best collection of art and artifacts from colonial America, so it shouldn't be surprising that their newly built Art of the Americas Wing, which opened November 20, is nothing short of dazzling. Housed within an unassuming glass exterior, four floors exhibit 53 remarkable galleries, with pre-Colombian artifacts on the first floor, moving up through to modern American art. Interestingly works are not segregated by region or culture - Mesoamerican art stands side by side with colonial counterparts. Visit in person or at mfa.org.

5 SODERBERGH'S PHILOSOPHY Through his filmmaking, Steven Soderbergh has interrogated digital cinema practice, Hollywood production models, and the aura of movie stars. Now, in The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh (University Press of Kentucky) editors R. Barton Palmer and Steven M. Sanders make the filmmaker's body of work the corpus for their own scholarly pursuits. …

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