The London Underground’s African Diaspora Roundels

In conjunction with Art on the Underground, British-Ghanaian artist Larry Achiampong redesigns the London Underground roundels (the discs that mark each station) for the Westminster Underground stop. Achiampong’s iteration will represent the colors of the African diaspora—green, black, yellow and red—and depart from the traditional red, white and blue palette. It’s significant because it represents a sometimes overlooked community within London’s population and also because …

Virtual Reality Highlights from the 2019 Venice Film Festival

Four selections that run the stylistic, technical and narrative gamut of VR films today

Only the prestigious Venice International Film Festival would dedicate an island to virtual reality programming. This year, Lazzaretto Vecchio (otherwise known as VR Island) once again hosts Venice Virtual Reality—which, upon launch in 2017, was the world’s first-ever international film festival VR competition. Last year’s 75th annual festival presented a milestone VR slate. For 76th event, the division’s co-curators Liz Rosenthal and Michel Reilhac selected …

Benefiting The ACLU, The Standard’s “Chefs Stand Up” Dinner Series

A look at the three-city venture that supports immigrant communities

The Standard is hosting a three-city, nearly three-month long dinner series benefitting the ACLU, called “Chefs Stand Up.” With chefs from various cities, ethnic backgrounds and experience levels, the series will feature dishes inspired by the various immigrant communities that support, improve and evolve the industry. Proceeds from each dinner will go to the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project—a part of the Union that combats discrimination …