The Deuce ended its season Sunday with a five-star episode. The show captured the porn scene of ’70s Times Square with remarkable atmosphere and accuracy, partly thanks to its production designer: Beth Mickle, who “provides a look of authenticity,” Vulture wrote after the season premiere, “but also an indefinable raw edge to every storefront and dark corner, as if danger or opportunity could be hiding anywhere.”
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“Last year someone described the festival as a country fair, only for photography,” said Tim Raphael in the fairy-lit Beer Garden of Photoville, which opened on Wednesday evening. “Only this country fair is under the Brooklyn Bridge and instead of pigs on parade with the biggest ball of string in the country, you get to see the work of some of the greatest photographers in the world.”
Returning to Dumbo for its sixth year, Photoville features more than 500 artists and 75 exhibitions in a pop-up village of shipping containers. “We really want to show how powerful photography is,” said Laura Roumanos, the co-founder of the Brooklyn-based nonprofit United Photo Industries, which organizes the annual show.
“This is the new punk. Republican is the new cool,” said Milo Yiannopoulos at the reception for #DaddyWillSaveUs, a pro-Trump art exhibition that opened Saturday at Wallplay’s Gallery 151 in Chelsea.