Miscellaneous 07.19

Dear friends,

July finds wise New Yorkers fleeing the heat mirage of New York for the rolling foothills of the Catskill mountains, breezy coastlines of Rockaway and Jersey, or sun-kissed destinations farther afield. When we’re back in town, we might take refuge with a novel (like Rachel Cusk’s subtly genius Transit) in the shade of a Prospect Park oak, bask in the delightfully air-conditioned Metropolitan Museum (where Ragnar Kjartansson’s transcendent video installation, Death is Everywhere, is on view), or sip a cold beverage on some rooftop listening to the sounds of summer (if it’s daytime, we recommend Bruce’s new record, Western Stars, if nighttime, Mark Ronson’s Late Night Feelings). Wherever July finds you, we hope the this edition of Miscellaneous — Athletics’ no-frills round-up of the cultural items that inspire us each month — keeps you cool, collected, and culturally satisfied.

Stay tuned for more editions of Miscellaneous in the coming months.
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Ragnar Kjartansson @ The Met
Annie Lennox @ MASS MoCA
Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds @ MoMA PS1

Le Cinema Club (just relaunched)
Nashville — Robert Altman (1975)
Baby Orangutan Rescue

Transit — Rachel Cusk
The Summer Book — Tove Jansson
The Zoo in Basel — John Berger 

Western Stars — Bruce Springsteen
Late Night Feelings — Mark Ronson
Nathan Brouillet @ Arlene’s Grocery

Poetic Fragment
“Haze. Three student violists boarding
a bus. A clatter of jackhammers.
Granular light. A film of sweat for primer
and the heat for a coat of paint.”

— From “Morningside Heights, July” by William Matthews (1998)

In Solidarity,

Header Image: “De Haan” by Massimo Vitali, 20o6