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  • BAD NUTS

    published December 26, 2012

    Sure, you could go to one of the many traditional productions of The Nutcracker that always take place this time of year. But for a truly downtown... More >>

  • SEX TALK

    published December 26, 2012

    Never heard of the lost episode of Golden Girls involving an orgy? OK, OK, so there isn’t one. But that doesn’t mean it can’t... More >>

  • PROM DATE

    published December 26, 2012

    Photographer Mary Ellen Mark is known for shining a light on big issues, from youths living on the streets in Seattle to the prostitutes of... More >>

  • FINAL COUNTDOWN

    published December 19, 2012

    Perhaps you’ve already read Daily Show “resident expert” John Hodgman’s That Is All, which explains the horrors headed our... More >>

  • SCROOGED

    published December 19, 2012

    John Waters has called Billy Hough’s cult cabaret act A Scream Along With Billy “the bravest thing I’ve seen in 20 years.”... More >>

  • SOUTHERN COMFORT

    published December 19, 2012

    When we first saw Scarlett Johansson on Broadway two years ago, she played the sweet 17-year-old orphan Catherine in 
Arthur Miller’s... More >>

  • Gigantic Magazine Launch Party for Issue #4

    published December 12, 2012

    It's been well over a year since the last issue of Gigantic came out, and lit-mag geeks everywhere have been wondering when editors Lincoln... More >>

  • SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK

    published December 12, 2012

    If your high school was anything like our high school, the formal winter dance was a far less stressful affair than homecoming or prom. For... More >>

  • The New Yorker/20x200 Gift With Art Pop-Up Shop

    published December 12, 2012

    Giving you an excellent reason to leave your computer, the online art house 20x200 brings its affordable works of fine art to the Jen Bekman... More >>

  • DANCERS IN THE DARK

    published December 12, 2012

    Not your typical dance performance, Yvonne Meier’s The Shining plunges you and a group of about 10 others into complete darkness in a... More >>

  • THE GODFATHER

    published December 12, 2012

    One would be hard-pressed to think of anyone who has done more to champion underground film than the self-proclaimed “raving maniac of... More >>

  • Rants and Other Suggestions With Jonathan Franzen, Gail Collins & More

    published December 5, 2012

    Don't waste another second to get tickets for this one. Jonathan Franzen, Gail Collins, Jonathan Ames, Wyatt Cenac, Reggie Watts, Eugene Mirman,... More >>

  • GEEK CHIC

    published December 5, 2012

    Is your idea of a hot date holding hands at McNally Jackson and reading passages aloud from the new Louise Erdrich novel? If so, you just might... More >>

  • OY VEY!

    published December 5, 2012

    If you’re a purist of the potato pancake known as the latke, you might want to avert your eyes. For the rest of you,... More >>

  • SPACE ODDITY

    published December 5, 2012

    “Perhaps the great error is believing/We’re alone/That the others have come and gone/A momentary blip,” goes Tracy K.... More >>

  • O, UNHOLY NIGHT

    published December 5, 2012

    When drag darling Jackie Beat’s first holiday show, Jesus Christ, It’s Your Birthday, made the Catholic League for Religious and Civil... More >>

  • SWING KIDS

    published December 5, 2012

    Who says you’re too old to join the kids on the playground? Certainly not artist Ann Hamilton. Taking inspiration from her own childhood... More >>

  • HIGH SOCIETY

    published November 28, 2012

    Just because the U.S. premiere of the third season of Downton Abbey isn’t until January 6 doesn’t mean we Americans can’t obsess... More >>

  • MODERN CLASSIC

    published November 28, 2012

    Picking up after the Greeks surprised the Trojans with their wooden horse, Euripides’ mournful antiwar play The Trojan Women follows the... More >>

  • TREASURE HUNTING

    published November 28, 2012

    Do you love nothing more than to spend an afternoon with an old novel? Does your heart speed up a little whenever you spy a used bookstore? Then... More >>

  • MALE CALL

    published November 28, 2012

    Last year, T Cooper published a piece in The Believer titled “So There’s This Man,” which concerned the delicate details... More >>

  • TRUE GRIT

    published November 28, 2012

    In 1973, Billie Jean King became a hero to millions of women when she wiped the court with Bobby Riggs’s smug face in a match dubbed the... More >>

  • A WHITE-TRASH CHRISTMAS

    published November 28, 2012

    Around this time of year, New Yorkers are bombarded with all types of adaptations of The Nutcracker, some traditional, some not so much.... More >>

  • THE COMEDY MANIFESTO

    published November 21, 2012

    Imagine a world where libertarians rule, Ayn Rand’s ghost is rewriting all of literature to sync up with her Objectivist agenda, and only... More >>

  • LITERARY JAMBOREE

    published November 21, 2012

    Making readings exciting for the audience can often be a challenge. But the Bushwick Book Club thinks it has found a winning formula by writing... More >>

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