Here’s what the Untapped staff is reading in the HQ today:

  • An Animated Movie Reimagines Nosferatu in Present-Day NYC [Hyperallergic]: Nearly one century later, Friedrich W. Murnau’s silent vampire movie Nosferatu continues to scare and inspire. Premiering this week, Andrea Mastrovito’s NYsferatu reimagines the 1922 film set in present-day New York City, whose monuments and landmarks are rendered into haunting, black-and-white rotoscope animations made from 35,000 drawings in collaboration with 12 artists.
  • Part 4: Learning to live in a construction zone [Curbed NY]: Life under construction—or, at least, living in our future rental unit above what will be our apartment—comes with a thin layer of dust. The soundtrack is drilling and thwacking in the early morning and, by the end of the day, the whirr of the Shop-Vac. That’s when the pipe soldering doesn’t set off the smoke alarm.
  • Photos: Trump Rat Appears In Midtown [Gothamist]: Hours before the president is scheduled to arrive in Midtown, a 15-foot inflatable “Trump Rat” has been erected two blocks from his Trump Tower residence. Reminiscent of the inflatable rats often placed outside New York City worksites accused of union-busting, the inflatable features Donald Trump’s likeness characterized with a long tail, buck teeth, a Russian flag lapel, and Confederate flag cufflinks. Erected shortly after 12:30 p.m. Monday, it immediately began drawing crowds of selfie-snapping tourists and office workers out for lunch.
  • ‘They Didn’t Just Go Away’: Historian Talks About NYC’s 1939 Nazi Rally [Gothamist]: In the aftermath of this weekend’s chaotic, deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, several commentators have identified the event as the largest gathering of American White Nationalists and neo-Nazis in decades. But as Jelani Cobb and others have pointed out, the event was “not the first time this country has witnessed the mass mobilization of Nazis.” 

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