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  • FANTASY ISLAND

    published June 17, 2009

    Looking for the perfect island getaway? We know one that won't cost you a penny. Take the ferry to Governors Island for the opening weekend of... More >>

  • LUST FOR FRANCE

    published June 10, 2009

    Sure, you can call Iggy Pop's bare-chested style predictable—but his recent decision to record a quiet jazz album and dedicate it to... More >>

  • ANCHORS AWAY

    published June 10, 2009

    Your wait for the Staten Island Ferry gets a lot more exciting today when the dynamic choreographer Naomi Goldberg Haas's company Dances... More >>

  • STREET BEATS

    published June 10, 2009

    Put that iPod down! The Make Music New York Festival is the one time of year when hundreds of musicians head out onto the street corners... More >>

  • DAMN YANKEES

    published June 10, 2009

    Oh, we Americans just love taking credit for everything, don't we? MOMA's latest film series The Sixties: Yanks in Britain looks at the... More >>

  • CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

    published June 3, 2009

    Given all the evidence that our attention spans are rapidly shrinking (are you still there?), Nancy Bannon's The Pod Project may be the... More >>

  • FUNNY BUSINESS

    published June 3, 2009

    Need a good laugh? The highly anticipated SketchFestNYC returns to Upright Citizens Brigade for its fifth year of outstanding sketch comedy... More >>

  • PLEDGE VICTORIA

    published June 3, 2009

    And you thought school was out for summer? Victoria, the party for named for Julie Andrews's character in Victor/Victoria (that is,... More >>

  • THE WAY IT WAS

    published June 3, 2009

    We know, we know—downtown's not what it used to be. But for those of us too young to remember the heyday of clubs like Max's Kansas City and... More >>

  • Relive Your Seventh-Grade Girly Sleepovers with Mel & El: Show & Tell

    published May 27, 2009

    Ladies, think back on the most embarrassing secret you shared with your best friend in middle school. Cringing yet? Good. Now, imagine your... More >>

  • BED, BATH, AND BEYOND

    published May 27, 2009

    Of all the unusual things we've seen in public restrooms (where do we even begin?), we've never seen anyone suddenly break into dance among the... More >>

  • LICK THAT LOLLIPOP

    published May 27, 2009

    When the artist Marilyn Minter—whose work is often described as pornographic—puts in an order for long-tongued models, you know she's... More >>

  • LITTLE ITALY

    published May 27, 2009

    Italian filmmakers Matteo Garrone, Paolo Sorrentino, and Silvio Soldini all recently scored big with the critics for their films Gomorrah,... More >>

  • NOT NATURAL

    published May 27, 2009

    If you don't know where your groceries are coming from (and who does, really?), Food Inc., a new documentary by filmmaker Robert Kenner,... More >>

  • PAGE TURNER

    published May 20, 2009

    "Practically everybody in New York has half a mind to write a book, and does," Groucho Marx once famously said. Seeing how nothing's changed, we... More >>

  • INTO THE WOODS

    published May 20, 2009

    From performing at the Autumn Skate Bowl in Greenpoint to collaborating with art punks Japanther and rowdy electropop gang Chicks on Speed, dance... More >>

  • POINT OF HONOR

    published May 20, 2009

    Akira Kurosawa directed films in his native Japan unbeknownst to the rest of the world for nearly a decade until his 1950 masterpiece... More >>

  • MURDER HE WROTE

    published May 20, 2009

    It's probably no surprise that Amanda Palmer, frontwoman of the outlandish Brechtian punk cabaret duo the Dresden Dolls, would have a... More >>

  • SPELLBOUND

    published May 13, 2009

    The 80-year-old Yayoi Kusama, who has resided in a psychiatric hospital in Tokyo since the early '70s, once again proved why she is the... More >>

  • FANCY FEET

    published May 13, 2009

    Move over, D-list celebrities and NFL players: For its spring benefit performance and auction, P.S.122 one-ups the weirdly fascinating Dancing... More >>

  • STILL FUNNY?

    published May 13, 2009

    Warning: Just about every film in MOMA's new silent-film series, Cruel and Unusual Comedy: Social Commentary in the American Slapstick... More >>

  • MAKE A SCENE

    published May 6, 2009

    Over the past eight years, Improv Everywhere, which sponsors spontaneous acts of comedy in public places, has hosted an art gallery opening... More >>

  • HUNTER GATHERERS

    published May 6, 2009

    Coinciding with the Fifth Avenue Street Fair in Park Slope, the Fourth Annual New York Punk & Underground Record Fair is once again setting... More >>

  • HIPSTER PARENTHOOD

    published May 6, 2009

    Dave Eggers—who co-wrote the screenplay for Spike Jonze's adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are (which looks like it's finally... More >>

  • TO THE ROOFTOPS

    published May 6, 2009

    Though the summer solstice officially marks the start of the hottest season, we prefer to go by the opening of Rooftop Films, the long-running... More >>

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