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  • DYSFUNCTION JUNCTION

    published November 3, 2010

    The Amoralists, whose Pied Pipers of the Lower East Side enjoyed a sold-out run at P.S.122, proudly claim to produce work "of no moral... More >>

  • LAUGH LINES

    published November 3, 2010

    What's better than reading Jules Feiffer's recently published Backing Into Forward: A Memoir? Having the man himself tell you about his... More >>

  • MOMMA'S BOY

    published November 3, 2010

    "A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit," Thomas Jefferson said. And it's likely that the main sissy of playwright Nick... More >>

  • TRIP OUT

    published November 3, 2010

    Legendary '80s downtown artist Kenny Scharf, who, most recently, has been throwing parties in his psychedelic "Cosmic Cavern" in Bushwick, has... More >>

  • KNOCK OUT

    published October 27, 2010

    “They called me an animal, I’m not an animal!” sobs Robert De Niro as the boxer Jake La Motta in 1980’s Raging Bull. De Niro... More >>

  • MYTHIC DREAMS

    published October 27, 2010

    The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan, which debuted in 1984, has grown to become one of the most popular epic fantasy series in the... More >>

  • MAD AS HELL

    published October 27, 2010

    One of the most memorable segments on Adam Carolla’s The Man Show involved Carolla and Jimmy Kimmel petitioning to “end... More >>

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    Best Of NYC: What $150 Can Get You in NYC

    published October 20, 2010

    If you’ve never seen a haul video, you’re probably not a teenage girl who loves to shop. For those not in the know, a haul video is... More >>

  • GO GREEN

    published October 20, 2010

    When not trying to heroically save Tila Tequila from a rabid pack of Juggalos as he did this summer, comedian/master of awkwardness Tom Green can... More >>

  • BLACK MAGIC

    published October 20, 2010

    Once upon a time, on a dark, gloomy night, seven strangers arrive at the mansion of a deceased millionaire to claim their inheritances from a... More >>

  • ANIMAL PLANET

    published October 20, 2010

    Bestselling humorist David Sedaris (Me Talk Pretty One Day, Barrel Fever) has long written about the intimate details of his... More >>

  • FRIGHT NIGHT

    published October 20, 2010

    The 25-year-old Téa Obreht is one of those rising stars (she made The New Yorker’s list of the best 20 writers under 40) who... More >>

  • THANKSGIVING BLUES

    published October 20, 2010

    Although this was a sobering Election Day for Democrats, Obie-winning writer/performer Lisa Kron reminds us that things could be so much worse.... More >>

  • WAX ON

    published October 13, 2010

    For connoisseurs of vintage vinyl, the WFMU Record and CD Fair is an annual ritual for its crates upon crates of records and CDs from more... More >>

  • CUTIE PIE

    published October 13, 2010

    Comedian Kristen Schaal, who is best known as the obsessed fan Mel on Flight of the Conchords, has been busy promoting The Sexy Book of... More >>

  • UNDERWORLD BEAUTY

    published October 13, 2010

    And you think being a mother today is rough? Just look at poor Demeter, goddess of the harvest, who tried to hide her young beautiful daughter,... More >>

  • DEEP END

    published October 13, 2010

    Winner of the 2010 Edinburgh Festival Fringe First Award, Enda Walsh's Penelope, produced by Ireland's Druid Theater Company (The... More >>

  • SPEED DEMONS

    published October 6, 2010

    Unless you haven’t grown since you were four, riding a Big Wheel as an adult is about as awkward as competing in a three-legged race. Which... More >>

  • JOLLY GOOD FUN

    published October 6, 2010

    It must be something in the tea that makes the British such wickedly good comedians. Tonight, catch two fine examples right here in the city.... More >>

  • TEACHER’S PET

    published October 6, 2010

    We’ve all heard by now that James Franco was recently studying fiction at Columbia and Brooklyn College and even poetry at North... More >>

  • HUMP DAY

    published September 29, 2010

    Last year, 13 lucky and, er, creative New Yorkers were chosen to compete in the first-ever New York Air Sex World Championships. The winner... More >>

  • THE RIDDLER

    published September 29, 2010

    How does a man who has climbed to the top of a pole go farther? Can't guess? Japanese actor Yoshi Oida may provide you with a few answers... More >>

  • SO SILLY TOGETHER

    published September 29, 2010

    Quiz time: Who was the inspiration for the following song co-written by Ben Folds and Nick Hornby? "I'm a fuckin' redneck, I live to hang... More >>

  • CH-CH-CH-CHANGES

    published September 29, 2010

    From video artist Laurie Jo Reynolds, who creates works to impact prison reform, to the Danish art collaborative Superflex, whose projects engage... More >>

  • REPORT CARD

    published September 29, 2010

    One in three students don’t graduate high school, and many of those who do still lack basic skills in reading, math, and science. Saying... More >>

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