Miscellaneous 03.18

Dear friends,

March’s lion has yet to yield to April’s lamb. Between the earth and a slate tapestry of winter clouds, life goes on in the five boroughs.

The March edition of Miscellaneous — Athletics’ no-frills round-up of the cultural items that inspire us each month — features a countryside jaunt through the screen adaptation of Anthony Trollope’s 1858 novel Doctor Thorne, a kaleidoscopic glimpse into the mind of David Bowie at the Brooklyn Museum, and some genre-defying psychedelia from Canadian rocker U.S. Girls. Pull on your wool socks, turn up your collar, and seize these cultural treasures from the jaws of the lion of March. You’ll be glad you did.

Stay tuned for more editions of Miscellaneous in the coming months.
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See
David Bowie is @ Brooklyn Museum
Oliver Laric @ Metro Pictures
Robert Polidori @ Paul Kasmin
Isa Genzken @ David Zwirner

Watch
Shoot the Piano Player @ FilmStruck (1960)
Doctor Thorne @ Amazon Prime (2017)
Isle of Dogs @ Alamo Drafthouse (2018)
Shetland @ BBC (2013 – present)

Listen
Dallas Acid @ National Sawdust (03.30)
In a Poem Unlimited — U.S. Girls
The Golden Years — Parade Ground
Async Remodels — Ryuichi Sakamoto

Read
The Three-Body Problem — Liu Cixin
The Fish Ladder — Katharine Norbury
The Freedom Seder — Arthur Waskow
Joan of Arc — Mark Twain

Poetic Fragment
“My soul, guard against pomp and glory.
And if you cannot curb your ambitions,
at least pursue them hesitantly, cautiously.
And the higher you go,
the more searching and careful you need to be.”

— From “The Ides of March” by C.P. Cavafy (1863-1933)
(translated from Greek by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard)

In Solidarity,
Athletics

Header image by Andrew Kent, 1976.