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On the Culture Front: Henry IV, El Vy, The Civilians' War on Christmas, and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 12.11.2016 | New York
Chris Kompanek

The immersion into Phyllida Lloyd's meticulously crafted reimagination of "Henry IV" begins before the audience steps foot into the new home of St. Ann's Warehouse.

Mistaken for Strangers

Hellin Kay | Posted 05.27.2014 | Arts
Hellin Kay

Courtesy of TFF The best documentaries are the ones that veer fearlessly into an unknown direction, where the viewer uncovers layers both painful a...

Week in Film: The Raid 2, Noah and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.27.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Darren Aronofsky is one of the most visionary directors of his generation, a filmmaker who isn't afraid to challenge an audience or to entertain it. I may not always like his films but they always give me a lot to think about.

Jessica Goodman

The Best Rock Doc Of The Year Isn't Even About The Band | Jessica Goodman | Posted 03.28.2014 | Entertainment

Tom Berninger didn't set out to make a feature-length movie about his brother Matt's band, The National, nor did he set out to make a movie about depr...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Welcome to San Fermin - It's a Lovely Place To Be

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

We live in a pop world where a birthday-suited Miley Cyrus licking a sledgehammer is news. We've all accepted it whether we like it or not. and have p...

Band Injured During Video Shoot

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.28.2013 | Entertainment

The National went to painstaking lengths to bring fans this new video -- literally. On the set of "Graceless," bassist Scott Devendorf wound up with a...

The National - The Band of Our Generation

Joe Winkler | Posted 08.19.2013 | Arts
Joe Winkler

We make a mistake when we brand the National as broody or emotional and dark. It's distinctly music of the New Sincerity, the artistic movement of our time.

Tribeca Film Festival Portrait Gallery 2013

Leslie Hassler | Posted 06.26.2013 | New York
Leslie Hassler

My absolute favorite moment of the festival was while shooting the hilarious Jason Schwartzman. He got up from the set and slowly looked around for a prop while saying, "I'll know it when I see it," and proceeded to go over to my paint supplies.

Mike Hogan

Where Do Rock Stars Keep Their Wallets? | Mike Hogan | Posted 04.26.2013 | Entertainment

If there's one thing that can fill a room full of journalists with envy, it's a great, original question. Director Tom Berninger came up with an in...

Great News For Fans Of The National

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 02.28.2013 | Entertainment

The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival will open with the world premiere of "Mistaken For Strangers," a new documentary about indie rock band "The National." ...

The National Debuts A New Song

Posted 12.10.2011 | Home

The National debuted two new songs on Toronto’s Q1 LIVE -- "Rylan" and "I Need My Girl" -- and they are, as usual, reliably good. No word on where t...

"Text Painting": Grace Hartigan and Frank O'Hara at Tibor de Nagy Gallery

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

How can poetry embody the painting? How can the painting encapsulate the essence of the poem? With its new exhibition, the Tibor de Nagy Gallery goes a long way in illuminating the relationship.

What Liberals Must Learn From Ukraine's Orange Revolution

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrea Chalupa

Why should we, here in America, care about a country with some of the worst luck in recent history? Because if we don't stand united against the "lesser evil" than the "straight-up evil" is coming for us.

The National Erupts At Sold Out Terminal 5

Simon McCormack | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Simon McCormack

Most bands are louder, fuller and more grandiose live, than they are on MP3. But a few bands transform themselves in concert. They become entirely dif...

On the Culture Front: The National at Celebrate Brooklyn, The Flaming Lips at Summerstage, and the Lincoln Center and Ice Factory Festivals.

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

The Lincoln Center Festival wrapped up this past week, and overall I was pretty disappointed with the shows I saw.

The National Play Brooklyn, "Sort Of Our Home"

Zara Golden | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Zara Golden

It's all pretty perfect when you see it live. Standing in Prospect Park on a midsummers night, the stage set high enough above the crowd so that even ...

The National's Matt Berninger on Dirty Lovers and Even Dirtier Politics

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrea Chalupa

This is the happiest Matt Berninger has ever been -- sitting backstage in his dressing room at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Saturday night, about to play a sold-out concert.