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JULY HAPPENINGS

Our monthly round-up of openings, events, wild orgies, new releases, and—since you can’t go out every night—things on screens you can watch in bed.

FASHION
PARIS 1. The Fall 2019 Haute Couture shows ended yesterday, but the Celine Dion memes are just beginning.
ART
NEW YORK 2. “Basquiat’s ‘Defacement’: The Untold Story,” is now on at the Guggenheim. The exhibit examines themes that resonate more loudly than ever today: black identity, police brutality, and empowerment. 3. “Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography” opened on July 3rd at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in honor of Apollo 11’s fiftieth moon landing anniversary. 4. “Pierre Cardin: Future Fashion” opens July 20 at the Brooklyn Museum. Known for his avant-garde, Space Age designs of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, legendary French designer Pierre Cardin is the subject of this retrospective. Ogle more than 170 pieces from his archive. TOKYO 5. “Shiota Chiharu: The Soul Trembles” is on through October 27 at the Mori Art Museum. The exhibition, the largest-ever solo show by the Berlin-based artist, features twenty-five years of Shiota’s powerful and soul-wrenching work.
FESTIVALS

KYOTO

6. One of Japan’s most famous festivals, Gion Matsuri (祇園祭), happens over the entire month of July. The celebration culminates in a parade with a procession of enormous and ornately decorated man-powered floats, some of which require up to 40 men to move them.
 

MUSIC

7. Anima, the third solo album by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, is out now. Don’t miss the accompanying music video, a short film by Paul Thomas Anderson available on Netflix.
 

BOOKS

8. In order to write Three Women (Avid Reader Press, July 9), author Lisa Taddeo crisscrossed the country for nearly ten years to follow the sex lives of three women — a teenager in a clandestine relationship with her English teacher; a married housewife in an affair with her high school boyfriend; and a woman whose husband likes watching her with other men. The result is a non-fiction page-turner on the complexities of desire.

FILM

9. The documentary “Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love” follows Cohen, then an unknown writer, and his longtime muse on the island of Hydra in 1960. In theaters July 5.

Set in the summer of ’69, Quentin Tarantino’s latest, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” stars Leo, Brad, and Margot Robbie, and is in theaters July 26.

NOW STREAMING

10. Coming to Netflix this month:

July 4: “Stranger Things.” Demogorgons, demodogs, and hormones.

July 19: “Queer Eye.” The boys are back. Get the tissues.

July 30: “Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It?” A stand-up special from the raunchy and unapologetic comedienne.

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