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Quantic: Dance Floor Folk

April 22, 2014

For the ECONOMIST: ELECTRONIC dance music has experienced a rapid worldwide rise. The industry is now worth an estimated $20 billion and its artists can pull in million-dollar fees to perform at dance festivals. So for Will Holland, a Briton who began his career as an electronic-music producer, but then turned to performing and recording […]

On-Demand Touring: Go Where the Fans Are

June 12, 2013
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For the ECONOMIST: TALK about the music industry these days is fairly grim. More people may be listening to more music than ever before, but no one seems to know how to make money out of the business. So what can be done about it? This was the question before the entrepreneurs and developers who […]

Slinkachu: Large-Scale Miniatures

October 1, 2012
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For the ECONOMIST: A PINK lollipop has fallen to the ground in London, smashing a miniature Audi convertible no bigger than a lego brick. The car’s tiny owner stands next to the crumpled vehicle, holding his hand to his head in distress. In Hong Kong, a little man in a shirt and tie prepares to […]

Show Review: Dum Dum Girls

May 14, 2012

In the crowd at a recent Dum Dum Girls show at the Islington Academy in North London was an unexpected number of over-40 male fans.

Sundance Festival Moves to London

April 26, 2012

For the NEW YORK TIMES: After more than three decades of showcasing independent film in Park City, Utah, the Sundance Film Festival will for the first time take place in London under the moniker Sundance London. The festival, which will include screenings of 14 selected films, discussions, Q&As, and musical performances, will take place at […]

In London, a Palestine Film Festival

April 26, 2012

For the NEW YORK TIMES: Casting a wide net over the topic of Palestine, the 2012 London Palestine Film Festival kicked off last week, presenting contemporary comedic and dramatic films, a 1974 Susan Sontag documentary, and video installations. British premieres, exclusive double-bills and conversations with contemporary Palestinian directors will be held through May 3 at […]

Reverb Festival Redefines Classics

February 27, 2012

For the NEW YORK TIMES: Ninety-piece orchestras, solo artists, conductors, choirs and D.J.’s will gather in London starting on Friday to perform a host of new works that aim to set new parameters for what orchestral music can or should be. Reverb 2012 will host a series of contemporary classical performances from Friday through March […]

Ennio Morricone Compositions Put to the Comic Test

January 4, 2012

The wide appeal of the music of the Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone, who wrote for spaghetti western films such as “Fistful of Dollars,” Brian de Palma’s “The Untouchables” and hundreds of other films, is evidenced by the wide array of artists who pay homage to him. They range from the producer Danger Mouse, who with […]

In London, Photography Show Investigates Bloodlines

December 26, 2011

For four years, Taryn Simon traveled the world photographing 18 family bloodlines and their related stories. The resulting images document victims of genocide in Bosnia, a polygamist family in Kenya, the alleged body double of Saddam Hussein’s son, Uday, Filipino farmers and miners, children with no known bloodline from a Ukrainian orphanage, and many more. […]

In London, a Festival for Chocolate Lovers

December 5, 2011

A lifelong lover of chocolate, Yael Rose is as happy sipping a cup of hot chocolate as she is nibbling sea-salted caramel or cocoa nibs. “To be honest, I think it’s an addiction,” she said. “There’s something about the smell and colors of chocolate I simply can’t resist every single time.” Ms. Rose has turned […]

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