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We have finally cut the cable cord. A friend recently bought us Roku and we didn’t really know what it was. But he installed it and now it has changed everything. We can stream videos, movies from all kinds of places like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Vevo, HBO GO.

We are not part of the early adapters on this, but we are catching up.

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Looking is a new series on HBO. It centers on 3 gay friends living in San Francisco. Only one episode has aired, but it shows the next step in telling stories about gay men in 2014. It’s frank, honest, and contemporary.

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Nir Arieli – Photographer

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Discovered this photographer through images of a dancer from Sleep No More. Incredible work by this artist. Love it when movement is captured.

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From the website:

Nir Arieli launched his career as a military photographer for the Israeli magazine Bamachane, before receiving a scholarship to pursue a BFA at New York’s School of Visual Arts; he graduated with honors. Nir’s photographic passion is within the portraiture and dance fields. He is an admirer of beauty and gentleness, these qualities are the heart of his work.

Nir received the Silas H. Rhodes Scholarship (2009-2012), SVA’s Photography Department Award (2009, 2011) and the 5th Year Award by Gotham Imaging and FotoCare (2012). He was chosen as one of the 2013 talents to watch by “Next” magazine, won 1st place in the PDN “Faces” portrait contest, and the Curator Award in Rolling Shutter Film Festival (both 2012). Nir was nominated for the Tierney Fellowship (2012), was a finalist in the Google Photography Prize (2012) as well as in W. magazine’s “In A Fashion Minute Video Contest” (2010) and a semi-finalist in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards (2012). His work has been published and exhibited in the USA, Europe and Israel, and his New York clients include the Juilliard School, The Alvin Ailey school, The School of Visual Arts, Time Out NY, Pontus Lidberg Dance, MADboots dance, Company XIV and The People Movers Dance Company, among others.

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http://www.nirarieli.com/

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night – Dylan Thomas

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on that sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Dylan Thomas

Musée d’Orsay

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The Musée d’Orsay is an exceptional museum in Paris on the left bank of the Seine river. The collection has masterworks of many of the most revered French impressionists and post-impressionists: Degas, Manet, Monet, Cézanne, Renoir, Van Gogh, Seurat, and more. It is housed in a former railway station. Incredible.

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Danseues Bleues, Degas

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Musée d’Orsay Website