Robyn Returns With ‘Trust Me,’ An Epic Gift To Dance Floors Everywhere

Robyn kept a fairly low profile following her Body Speak breakout, but she’s back and as mesmerizing as ever.

The singer has joined forces with Swedish electronic producer Mr. Tophat for a collaborative EP named Trust Me, out in January. Right now (November four), they shared the project’s sprawling title track, which stretches on for a whopping ten minutes. Thanks to the continuously morphing groove, although, those 10 minutes are more thrilling than tedious, and Robyn’s mellow coos tie it together beautifully.

“Mmm, the quite lights/ Yeah, it is what we like,” she serenely purrs over a propulsive beat that sounds like it was produced in an underwater disco club (in a great way promise).

Hear the full ten-minute version, as effectively as a 3-minute radio edit, of “Trust Me” below:


Decades After His Death, Max Beckmann Returns To New York

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1 late December day in 1950, Max Beckmann was standing on a street corner near Central Park in New York City. The German expressionist painter had been on his way to see an exhibition featuring his work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Known as “American Painting These days,” the show was displaying his Self-Portrait in Blue Jacket.

It would turn out to be his last self-portrait.

“Sadly he in no way made it to the Metropolitan Museum,” says the Met’s Sabine Rewald. “On the corner of Central Park West and 69th Street, on the side of the park where there is an entrance, he had a heart attack and he died.”

Now, Rewald is helping Beckmann return to Manhattan. She’s curating a show referred to as “Max Beckmann in New York,” which features 39 paintings from the artist. And, as Rewald tells NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly, that contains the really self-portrait Beckmann had been on his way to see on the day of his death.

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“It is the centerpiece,” Rewald says.

Interview Highlights

On Self-Portrait in Blue Jacket

It is, as usually, a painting that — Beckmann shows himself smoking. And he has a bright blue jacket and his shirt is sort of reddish.

He painted with significantly louder colors, I have to say, when he lived here in New York. He lived right here for 16 months. He was driven, and he painted often hours and hours in his studio also at night. And he employed neon light, so I consider the neon light makes his colors somewhat sharper and a lot more vibrant.

On Max Beckmann’s life and function

He was in the starting an expressionist then briefly was portion of what is named new objectivity, realism. And then, in the late ’20s, early ’30s, he mingled typically mythology with realism, and that had to do also since of the rising National Socialism [also referred to as Nazism].

You see, in 1931, right after spending 15 years in Frankfurt, he moved to Berlin and he believed Berlin, a bigger metropolis, would in a way be a lot more secure for him, due to the fact his painting by ’33 was condemned as so-called “degenerate” by the National Socialists. And then he moved to Amsterdam, exactly where he would commit the subsequent 10 years in voluntary exile.

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Courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller

He by no means went back to Germany. He stayed in Amsterdam until 1947 and then Beckmann was invited to teach in St. Louis. And so Beckmann left, and then in 1949 he was appointed to teach at the Brooklyn Art Museum college in New York, so he came to New York and felt that was the finish of exile. He said New York is like Berlin — ten times as vibrant — so he loved New York.

On Beckmann’s location now in the art globe

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I think Beckmann’s spot as a German artist is comparable to [Pablo] Picasso’s spot. Beckmann is our most critical, well, dead German artist.

On what Beckmann would have thought of the show

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I believe he would have liked it very a lot. He would have said in his standard, cynical, humorous way: “Nice tiny show.”

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We Know Nothing, (About) Jon Snow As &#039Game Of Thrones&#039 Returns

Will Kit Harington's Jon Snow — seen here after a seemingly fatal attack at the end of season five — survive? No one knows.

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Let’s call this the opposite of a spoiler alert: An acknowledgement that Tv critics don’t know much about Game of Thrones’s sixth season, which starts Sunday.

That is since some knucklehead last year leaked new episodes of the fifth season on-line ahead of they appeared on HBO. So producers of the show and HBO executives decided this season no one — except, it seems President Obama — would get an early appear at new episodes.

Which signifies I have no spoilers about the new season.

Or do I?

“Are you afraid?” Peter Dinklage’s Tyrion Lannister asks in a trailer for the show’s new season. “You need to be. You happen to be in the fantastic game now. And the great game is terrifying.”

That short speech is among several tidbits HBO has revealed from the upcoming season. Simply because fans pore over every single moment to attempt guess what’s in store, there’s a lot of speculation about what could be coming.

In a way, it’s a shrewdly calculated approach to publicize the show while controlling spoilers. The cast and producers have appeared everywhere from Jimmy Kimmel Reside to the pages of Entertainment Weekly, speaking up just the story points authorized by HBO and the showrunners.

For example, the Entertainment Weekly story centers on the show’s most prominent female characters, such as Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys, the mother of dragons. In the piece, she pushes back against charges that the show is sexist and as well often shows sexual violence against females.

Even though with no a appear at the episodes to come, critics like me can only say: We’ll see.

Peruse the a variety of trailers, clips and analyses and you’ll uncover a surprising quantity of data. (Right here, by the way, is exactly where a spoiler alert is appropriate: we’ll talk about a few developments and theories about upcoming storylines.)

In 1 scene, we see tortured eunuch servant Reek fleeing in a snow-covered wasteland with Sansa Stark. Last season, their leap from a parapet at Winterfell castle provided a bit of a cliffhanger: Are they dead or alive? New footage shows them operating from soldiers.

In other clips, there are big battle scenes, characters on the run, a certain major character in captivity. In one more scene, incestuous couple Cersei and Jaime Lannister are reunited, mourning the death of their daughter.

It really is a pivotal time for Game of Thrones, as all of the plots will now extend beyond the storylines of George R.R. Martin’s published books. Martin has reportedly consulted with producers so they know the significant story points in his next book, The Winds of Winter.

Tv shows primarily based on books, like ‘Dexter’ or ‘The Walking Dead,’ frequently appear to function best when they make alternatives based on what performs ideal for tv, and not on sticking to a well-known text.

Frankly, that is a situation I favor. Tv shows based on books, like Dexter or The Walking Dead, typically seem to work best when they make alternatives based on what works best for television, and not on sticking to a popular text.

At a time when HBO is struggling to generate effective new dramas, Game of Thrones wants as considerably room to maneuver as attainable. It really is HBO’s most well-known series — its crown jewel — utilized to entice individuals into subscribing to the channel. HBO is giving cable subscribers free access this weekend to sample the Game of Thrones and it’s currently renewed the series for 2017.

But look at how AMC’s hit The Walking Dead has jerked around fans — producing it appear appear characters have been killed only to reveal they haven’t — and you speedily see the pitfalls of operating a common, aging show. Every season should supply surprising plot developments that even longtime fans can not predict. There require to be moments that are outlandish sufficient to go viral, but not so crazy that enthusiasts really feel manipulated or deceived.

So this season has got to work, and operate well, for each Game of Thrones and HBO. Most of all it really is got to answer the query: Is hero Jon Snow, who we saw knifed to death final season, actually dead? And even if he is dead, may possibly he rise once again?

Can not wait to get some answers, correct alongside a lot of of you, on Sunday night,

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