Silent Films Find an Audience Again

Silent Films at NYC’s Film Forum has been offering newcomers and silent film enthusiasts the opportunity to view classics backdropped with live music for the past 40 years—and Steve Sterner, the program’s piano accompanist, has spearheaded the task for the last 35. But a large portion of the audience is comprised of viewers who have lived less than half that span: for example, “Shane Fleming, …

STORY + Peanuts Collaborate for “How Original!”

Seven artists reimagine Snoopy and the gang for products at the NYC concept store

NYC’s ever-changing conceptual retail experience, STORY is unveiling How Original!—a collaboration with Peanuts and the Peanuts Global Artist Collective—today. The collection (part of the shop’s 41st installation) is made up of riffs and re-imaginings of Charles M Schulz’s timeless Peanuts cast by seven artists in collaboration with 14 brands. The Peanuts Global Artist Collective—André Saraiva x Mr. A, Nina Chanel Abney, AVAF, FriendsWithYou, Kenny Scharf, Rob Pruitt and …

Omar Apollo: Erase

20-year-old Omar Apollo, fresh off a US tour, offers “Erase”—a supernatural, wavy tune inflected with soul and R&B. As the song bounces along, Apollo can be seen, in the accompanying music video, scooping up empty liquor bottles and recalling scenes from the night before. “I still think about the time I spent just trying to grow with you,” he sings. Maturity meets youthful habits in …