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  • MIX MASTERS

    published August 12, 2008

    Most would agree that music is something to be heard, not seen, but MOMA’s new exhibition, Looking at Music, promises otherwise.... More >>

  • RUDE & RECKLESS

    published August 12, 2008

    When Rude Boy, the semi-documentary about life on the road with the Clash, premiered in 1980, it didn’t go over well with its stars.... More >>

  • WEIRD SCIENCE

    published August 5, 2008

    Not your ordinary panel discussion about science and the environment, TalkingScience’s AquaCabaret gives the subject a wacky twist with... More >>

  • CRIMINAL MINDS

    published August 5, 2008

    Lock your doors—crime is on the rise this month in the West Village (and we can’t say we mind), thanks to Film Forum’s five-week... More >>

  • THAT ’70S STAR

    published August 5, 2008

    Brooklyn-born actor Elliott Gould, who now lives in Los Angeles, returns home to do two Q&As at BAM’s film series Elliott Gould: Star for... More >>

  • END THE SILENCE

    published August 5, 2008

    Earlier this year, the PEN American Center delivered a petition to the Chinese Mission to the United Nations demanding the release of more than 40... More >>

  • WALL STREET WORKOUT

    published July 29, 2008

    When fun-loving choreographer Monica Bill Barnes last put on a show for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s outdoor... More >>

  • HOOD LIFE

    published July 29, 2008

    While there’s been much effort to clean up Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park in recent years, it may feel like old times again when the pimps,... More >>

  • FINE ROMANCE

    published July 29, 2008

    Romance will definitely be in the air tonight when the acclaimed Mark Morris Dance Group, based in Fort Greene, perform two of... More >>

  • ECO-MOVEMENT

    published July 16, 2008

    Perhaps it’s because choreographer Larry Keigwin has worked with everyone from downtown (Fischerspooner and comedian Murray Hill) to uptown... More >>

  • CLASS CLOWN

    published July 16, 2008

    On Flight of the Conchords, Arj Barker plays the boneheaded advice-giving friend Dave, who pretends his parents are his subletters.... More >>

  • LOONEY TOONS

    published July 16, 2008

    Wanna see George Bush in a shoot-out with Osama? Or a woodsman battle God? Or a zombie decapitate everything in its path? The fifth annual... More >>

  • SWEET SHOT

    published July 9, 2008

    Skateboard photography has long been the stuff of sweaty boys flying over stairs and grinding rails. But L.A.-based artist and skater Lia... More >>

  • TEACHER’S PET

    published July 9, 2008

    “I’m surrounded by a group of colorful, costumed performers,” says the schoolgirl in William Forsythe’s masterpiece... More >>

  • PITCH A TENT

    published July 2, 2008

    Ah, the summer-camp movie: If it doesn’t make you squirm to think about your own awkward sojourns in the woods with a bunch of brace-faced... More >>

  • AMERICANS BEHAVING BADLY

    published July 2, 2008

    Go to Europe this summer? Who has the money? Instead, why not live vicariously through the intrepid sightseers of Richard Nelson’s comedy... More >>

  • FOUL PLAY

    published July 2, 2008

    François Truffaut called Jean Renoir’s The Rules of the Game “the film of films.” But when the scathing satire on... More >>

  • Arias With a Twist

    published July 2, 2008

    After a six-year stint in Cirque du Soleil’s racy Zumanity in Las Vegas, drag legend Joey Arias makes a triumphant return downtown in... More >>

  • SILENCE IS GOLDEN

    published July 2, 2008

    Selling out shows wherever they go, the experimental Dublin-based musical ensemble 3epkano have earned a loyal following for sprucing up... More >>

  • PAPER OR PLASTIC?

    published July 2, 2008

    While we can’t think of too many uses for all the plastic shopping bags we collect, Kayle + Company has come up with one of the best... More >>

  • GENDER- BENDER

    published July 2, 2008

    British-born performance artist La JohnJoseph, who cracked up audiences earlier this year as the star of the naughty Virgin Mary–inspired... More >>

  • ALL THAT GLITTERS

    published July 2, 2008

    In his song “The Revolution Won’t Be Masculinized,” ukulele-strumming drag sensation Taylor Mac sings: “The revolution... More >>

  • Mad Genius

    published June 24, 2008

    “I don’t do drugs. I am drugs,” the self-proclaimed genius Salvador Dalí once said. Indeed, no one should expect to go home... More >>

  • Vinyl Mania

    published June 24, 2008

    True, there’s nothing better than stumbling upon a stack of free vinyl outside someone’s house on garbage day. But when it comes to... More >>

  • KING KON

    published June 24, 2008

    Japanese filmmaker Satoshi Kon, who got his start in the ’80s as a manga illustrator, has quickly risen through the ranks to become one of... More >>

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