Since the birth of cinema, more than a century ago, film stock was the medium on which people made, and viewed, movies. But film projection as we know it is taking its last breaths. As of last month, more than ninety per cent of theatre screens in the United States are digital. The projectors that take 35-mm. film have been replaced by digital setups that use hard drives instead of film reels and play with the click of a mouse instead of with the flip of a switch. In place of film reels, digital cinema packages (called D.C.P.s) are the new industry standard. The conversion has been more than a decade in the making, and Hollywood is saving big: “About a billion dollars a year—that’s a pretty good deal for the studios,” Patrick Corcoran, of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), told me.
…The Sakyong, which means “king”—or, literally translated, “earth protector”—in Tibetan, is an incarnate lama. The Sakyong is a runner as well. “I couldn’t run very far at first,” he chuckles, lacing up his New Balances.
When Shantell Martin, an artist known for her stream-of-consciousness drawings, moved to New York from Tokyo five years ago, she left an established career as a visual jockey, illustrating beats and sounds for Japan’s music élite. Setting foot in Brooklyn for the first time, she questioned her existence.
When Dinner Lab, a new kind of supper club, was first starting, there was no money for matching silverware. So the club’s founder, Brian Bordainick, and his original staff of five, bought forks, spoons, and knives at a nearby pawnshop, and the tables for the first event were set. “It was so funny the way the guests reacted: ‘Oh, this is cool, these drinks in glass jars and all the mismatched silverware,’ ” he recalled. The uncoördinated table settings stuck, and today the plain spoons and embellished knives lie side by side on tables across the country.