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  • GUERRILLA GALLERY

    published September 23, 2008

    Rulers of the street-art gallery scene in London, Lazarides—the gallery owned by Steve Lazarides, agent of notorious graffiti artist... More >>

  • INSIDE JOKE

    published September 23, 2008

    Oddball jokester Eugene Mirman—who has appeared on Flight of the Conchords (as Eugene the landlord), opened rock shows for the Shins... More >>

  • INTO THE WILD

    published September 23, 2008

    What? Go camping without renting a car or buying a tent? Yep, if you’re willing to brave the wilds of the Gowanus (which, we agree, can be... More >>

  • THE SIMPLE LIFE

    published September 23, 2008

    Though Catherine Opie may be best known for her shocking self-portraits (who could forget the 1994 image of her in an s/m leather mask with the... More >>

  • FIRST LOOK

    published September 10, 2008

    It’s not easy to be the first at anything in a city of 8 million. But for the next four days, you really can be when Prelude ’08,... More >>

  • JUST LOVE

    published September 10, 2008

    Is it possible that strong, silent men secretly yearn to sing and dance about their feelings? Expect that to be very much the case in Jesper... More >>

  • OH, FREEDOM

    published September 10, 2008

    From a full-scale replica of America’s first submarine by Duke Riley to a 20-foot-tall countersurveillance tower by Jenny Polak, the... More >>

  • GOING, GOING, GONE!

    published September 10, 2008

    One of the best venues to see experimental artists in the city, ISSUE Project Room, will soon be leaving behind its old factory space near... More >>

  • BEASTLY FUN

    published September 3, 2008

    Tonight, expect someone at A Celebration of Maurice Sendak to attempt a joke as to why Spike Jonze’s $80 million adaptation of... More >>

  • READ HERE OFTEN?

    published September 3, 2008

    Forget Match.com—if you’re a proud bookworm (or simply want to date one), the long lines to get into the many scintillating panel... More >>

  • REMEMBERING 9/11

    published September 3, 2008

    “My wife, my daughter, and I are rushing from the bomb site. We hear a roar, like a waterfall, and look back. The air smells of death,”... More >>

  • SEX SELLS

    published August 27, 2008

    Chuck Palahniuk, the author of Fight Club, Choke, and the infamous short story “Gag” (a gross-out piece that... More >>

  • RAVE ON

    published August 27, 2008

    While a large chunk of Brooklyn will be getting hot and sweaty at the West Indian Day parade today, those looking for a more chilled-out Labor... More >>

  • FANTASY ISLAND

    published August 27, 2008

    “Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises/Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not,” says the wild islander Caliban in... More >>

  • WAR IS FUNNY

    published August 27, 2008

    While we can’t think of anything the Iraq War has given us to laugh about, Academy Award–nominated writer Michael Weller nevertheless... More >>

  • ODDBALLS ATTRACT

    published August 27, 2008

    Just back from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, kooky comedy duo Kurt and Kristen (as in Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal) give a special encore... More >>

  • RUN, RUN, RUN

    published August 27, 2008

    September is the best time in the city: Everyone comes back from vacation, the weather’s great, and suddenly there are more art openings than... More >>

  • IT'S THE SHIT

    published August 27, 2008

    Romantic Shit. Jaguar Shit. Deep Shit. Bull Shit. Scary Shit. These are just a few of the works on display in Andres Serrano’s new Shit Show,... More >>

  • FIGHT THE POWER

    published August 27, 2008

    This summer, as part of artist Mark Tribe’s Port Huron Project, performers across the country have been re-enacting the radical speeches... More >>

  • HUMP DAY

    published August 19, 2008

    Giving new meaning to the term “filthy rich,” the Gazillionaire’s Late Nite Lounge variety show—packed with burlesque,... More >>

  • IT’S FISCHER!

    published August 19, 2008

    If any kid told you, “My top schools where I want to apply to are Oxford and the Sorbonne; my safety’s Harvard,” he’d deserve... More >>

  • DANGEROUS LIAISONS

    published August 19, 2008

    Put on your best tricorne or rococo-style ballgown and travel back in time to 18th-century France at the Dances of Vice Festival II. The... More >>

  • DOUBLE TROUBLE

    published August 19, 2008

    The Wikipedia page for Nick Kroll claims he’s the co-star of ABC’s new comedy Cavemen (based on the GEICO caveman... More >>

  • THUMBS UP

    published August 19, 2008

    From a behind-the-scenes look at the Miss Gay America pageant to the questions a single mom faces when it seems her cross-dressing, cheerleading... More >>

  • BEAUTIFUL STRANGE

    published August 12, 2008

    With about 75 artists included in the big summertime group show, Pretty Ugly, at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise and Maccarone, we imagine it... More >>

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