Ten Lower East Side galleries

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Ten Lower East Side galleries that are creating a freshly discovered arena for the arts.

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Great art has been made for decades on Manhattan’s Lower East Side (LES), but until recently it was generally shown north of 14th Street. In 2007 the city’s art establishment reopened the New Museum on The Bowery and put Massimiliano Gioni, who earned unprecedented acclaim as curator of this year’s Venice Biennale, in charge of the exhibitions. Today a ceaseless stream of gallery openings and a steady southeast migration out of Chelsea—from Lehmann Maupin to Thierry Goldberg—are creating a new arena for the arts. Herewith, a can’t-miss ten-stop tour.

A series of lofty but intimate rooms designed by Foster + Partners freshens up the tightly conceived program at Sperone Westwater(think Tom Sachs, Bruce Nauman, Susan Rothenberg and Julian Schnabel) after 35 years in more conventional SoHo and…

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Seth Rogen signs up to star in move about video console battle

24 FEBRUARY 2014

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are to make a movie about the 90s battle between Sega and Nintendo.

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The pair will pen the movie based on Blake Harris’s book, Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo And The Battle That Defined A Generation, which documents the corporate battle that helped turn video games into a massive industry.

Seth and Evan, who are frequent collaborators, will also direct the film, reported Collider.

Sony optioned the movie rights to Console Wars despite the fact the book won’t be released until later this year.

Seth and Evan have previously worked together on films such as Superbad, Pineapple Express and This Is The End.

They are also set to develop a pilot for a TV adaptation of the comic book character Preacher.

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