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  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

    published December 29, 2010

    With the recent arrival of its young new editor, Lorin Stein, the venerable Paris Review is embracing the Web like never before. Besides... More >>

  • ROARING BACK

    published December 22, 2010

    Returning a touch of old-school glamour to Cannes this May, Martin Scorsese unveiled a perfect digital restoration of The Leopard, Luchino... More >>

  • GAME ON

    published December 22, 2010

    And you thought gaming on your big flat-screen TV was fun? Beijing-based artist Feng Mengbo invites viewers to pick up a wireless controller and... More >>

  • ON THE JOB

    published December 15, 2010

    When not performing stand-up all over town, you might have seen comedian-actor Todd Barry on Adult Swim’s Delocated, playing... More >>

  • O PIONEER!

    published December 15, 2010

    “I will not make any more boring art,” scribbled John Baldessari for 13 minutes in his legendary 1971 piece. Certainly the... More >>

  • FINAL COUNTDOWN

    published December 8, 2010

    If you still haven’t started shopping for gifts, forget Soho, forget the department stores (that is, unless being shoved by all of humanity... More >>

  • MEGA WATTS

    published December 8, 2010

    “He may be the only person in the business with hair more shocking than mine,” Conan O’Brien told The New York Times earlier... More >>

  • ALIENS ATTACK

    published December 8, 2010

    Similar to Continuum’s “33 1/3” series of monographs on classic albums, Soft Skull Press’s new “Deep Focus” series... More >>

  • DESERT STORM

    published December 8, 2010

    Before you go ahead and sell out your family’s secrets for a bestselling memoir, you may want to hear from an author named Brooke Wyeth... More >>

  • Knock Me a Kiss Does Divorce Harlem Renaissance-Style

    published December 1, 2010

    With enough pomp and circumstance to befit royalty, the 1928 marriage of W.E.B. Du Bois's daughter to his protégé, the poet... More >>

  • VINYL MANIA

    published December 1, 2010

    What does one get that special punk in his or her life for the holidays? If you’re really punk, you get them nothing (down with... More >>

  • DAFT PUNK’D

    published December 1, 2010

    You would undoubtedly feel like the coolest person on the planet if you were invited to a listening party of Daft Punk’s Tron: Legacy... More >>

  • GOING FOR GELT

    published December 1, 2010

    Yeah, those folks at Yeshiva University who recently broke the Guinness World Record for the most dreidels spun simultaneously (618 dreidels for... More >>

  • THE BIG SQUEEZE

    published December 1, 2010

    Ethan Hawke, who last directed a revival of Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind for the New Group, now takes the stage for the... More >>

  • GET CRACKIN’

    published December 1, 2010

    Ah, so many Nutcrackers, so little time. If you had to pick one this year, the return of Mark Morris Dance Group’s The Hard... More >>

  • CREATURE COMFORTS

    published November 24, 2010

    Earlier this year, Jack White, a taxidermy aficionado, had to tell fans to stop sending him pieces for his collection: "Sometimes people get it... More >>

  • ON A ROLL

    published November 24, 2010

    Cue the theme to Xanadu—the ’70s-themed roller disco Down and Derby is back. The traveling party has appeared in cities around the... More >>

  • GOLDEN TICKET

    published November 24, 2010

    Tonight, feel like a part of the literati by rubbing elbows with two lit-world superstars when Zadie Smith, author of the bestsellers... More >>

  • I SPY

    published November 17, 2010

    There’s nothing comforting about the Google Street View car with its cameras that photograph streets at random for the world to see. For... More >>

  • CINEMA BANQUET

    published November 17, 2010

    After you’ve eaten and napped and eaten some more, end your Thanksgiving binge with a popcorn and soda at IFC’s Waverly... More >>

  • A LONG TIME AGO

    published November 17, 2010

    Time is almost up to catch Lionel Rogosin’s riveting time capsule On the Bowery, which is now back by popular demand at Film Forum.... More >>

  • SMALL WONDER

    published November 10, 2010

    Walk into the new Charles LeDray mid-career retrospective titled workworkworkworkwork and you might just think you stumbled onto the set... More >>

  • POSITIVELY CRAZY

    published November 10, 2010

    Move over, Tony Robbins—Dr. Lanny Latham (a/k/a comedian Rob Lathan), a former crystal meth addict who was fired from his job as a... More >>

  • LET IT RAIN

    published November 10, 2010

    “Within a minute, they seem to have trashed every female stereotype in rock and roll . . . I was amazed,” wrote Greil Marcus of the... More >>

  • LET’S DANCE

    published November 10, 2010

    Sure to give any shoe lover nightmares, Hans Christian Andersen's The Red Shoes tells the story of a vain girl whose magical red shoes... More >>

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