This week’s global hotlist of film, music, art and more.
TREND: EMBRACE THE DARKNESS
Gothic glamour was all over the FW12 runways at Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta; it’s in the jewelry we’re wearing, films we’re watching and books we’re reading. Rarely since its 19th-century heyday has this aesthetic captured the collective imagination as much as it is now. Ahead of a special Halloween event in London, Jessica Jonzen speaks to Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Her Fearful Symmetry, and Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus, about the power of Gothic.
Identical Twins, Roselle, NJ, 1967 by Diane Arbus
EXHIBITION: OUTSIDER INFLUENCE
She may have worked for the glossies, but photographer Diane Arbus is best known for her black and white portraits of her offbeat fellow New Yorkers in the 1960s. These feature among the 200 photographs on display at Diane Arbus, a retrospective now on at Foam, Amsterdam, alongside her personal notebooks and correspondence. Until January 13; foam.org
MUSIC: MERCURIAL TALENT
A nomination for the 2012 Mercury Prize is another milestone in an incredible year for Jessie Ware. Rising to fame after a summer of standout festival appearances, the stylish south Londoner’s sophisticated debut, Devotion, is among the 12 albums shortlisted for Britain’s most prestigious songwriting award. Other office favorites in with a shout at the awards ceremony are angular art-rockers Django Django and soulful chanteuse Lianne La Havas.
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