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Five Worth Finding: Bill T. Jones book, Music Box thriller and more
2020-07-22

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—Story/Time: The Life of an Idea: This book came out in 2014, but this is an excellent time to appreciate this tome. In it, out gay African American dancer, choreographer and director Bill T. Jones reflects on his art and life as he describes the genesis of Story/Time, a dance work produced by his company and inspired by the modernist composer and performer John Cage. It captures the beautiful and often-challenging aspects of dance through text—in more than one way.

—Bu Sunscreen ( BuSunscreen.com ): Even with stay-at-home recommendations, you'll find yourself outside to run errands, etc.—and Bu Sunscreen is a pretty cool way to deal with the sun. It's hypoallergenic, great for all skin tones—and, best of all, doesn't feel sticky or greasy while you spray it on ( or after ).

—Linhart oral-care products ( Linhart.nyc ): Be kind to your teeth. Linhart employs state-of-the-art ingredients; for example, Linhart toothpaste has triple enamel protection known as Linamel, which has three essential ingredients: theobromine, made from chocolate; fluoride; and xylitol—along with Aloe Vera designed to soothe the gums.

—The Rental: Dave Franco directed this thriller that stars Dan Stevens ( TV's Downton Abbey ), Alison Brie ( TV's Community and GLOW, and who's Franco's wife ), Jeremy Allen White ( TV's Shameless ) and Sheila Vand ( A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night ). It's running exclusively in Music Box Theatre's Theater 2, beginning Friday, July 24. ( Due to reduced capacity and socially distanced seating in both Music Box theaters, the Theater 2 Screening Room will only seat 18 patrons. ) Tickets must be purchased online; visit https://musicboxtheatre.com/films/the-rental.

—Haring-isms: Yes, there are two books on this list. Haring-isms is a collection of essential quotations from the late, out gay creative thinker and legendary artist Keith Haring. Here's one: "Art is one of the last areas that is totally within the realm of the human individual and can't be copied or done better by a machine."

—By Andrew Davis

( Andrew@WindyCityMediaGroup.com and @azygous60610 )


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