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If you have been to the renown Art Basel, you would not be alone in finding it overwhelming, confusing, albeit intriguing. Londoner, Ryan Stanier felt the same, his experiences at Art Basel and other prestigious art fairs led him to believe there was a need for an alternative to the high-end, glossy, money-dominated events. So, a few years ago, Ryan founded The Other Art Fair which has become the leading artist fair to discover and buy directly from the very best emerging artistic talent. With fairs strongly established in the US, UK, and Australia, The Other Art Fair has grown with editions now in London, Bristol, Sydney, Melbourne, and now New York. Ryan Stanier joins Life Elsewhere to help us understand art today and, The Other Art Fair.

Donald Trump’s sexual harassment accusers hope President goes way of Weinstein

#MeTooCongress: women in politics take action in wake of Weinstein

These are the headers, for two recent articles in The Guardian by Lucia Graves. The talented writer returns to Life Elsewhere to talk about the ramifications of allegations of sexual misconduct. The list of the accused, from Hollywood to Capitol Hill and all points in between appears to show no sign of abating. Why is this happening now? Is this the result of living in the age of Trump? With the outcome of Tuesday’s elections are we seeing a national response to Trump and all he stands for? Don’t miss this intense discussion, plus you’ll hear host, Norman B talk about his encounter with unwanted sexual advance.

The musical interlude this week is from Perth, Australia, Stella Donnelly has a new single, Boys Will Be Boys, from her latest album, Thrush Metal. The singer-songwriter confronts a man who raped her friend and takes to task the accompanying victim-blaming. Donnelly recalls horrifying details like the young man’s father telling him “women rape themselves,” she stays measured and plainspoken. This effect is the most chilling thing about Boys Will Be Boys. Don’t miss it!

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Living Out A Chapter From Modern Lovers


“I was having morning coffee at a cute little place in Boerum Hills, Brooklyn, owned by a couple who don’t speak to each other. As I chatted away with an old friend who once played drums in a band in the late 80’s, who had a one-off hit, we petted his always slobbering dog Rugby. Suddenly, in strode my friend’s neighbor and one-time bandmate. Now in real estate, she’d dumped her quasi-goth look years ago, now opting for the Brooklyn version of business-casual. Slouching to halt, she arranged herself onto a bar stool and began grumbling about the collapse of her marriage and the awkwardness of her son…I had to shake myself…was I actually living out a chapter from Modern Lovers, the book I had been engrossed in the evening before?” This is from Norman B’s introduction to his interview with New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers, Emma Straub. Writing with a smart economy of words, Straub manages to make her characters and locations so believable, that Norman B imagined he actually knew them after reading her latest book, Modern Lovers. It’s the story friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe. They have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. Their own offspring are a blunt reminder that they are no longer vanguards of cool. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed. Hear the full interview with Emma Straub on the next edition of Life Elsewhere.

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