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  • ENJOY THE SILENCE

    published November 21, 2012

    Most of us merely fantasize about being able to take off for a gorgeous land far from our many pinging devices. But for their latest residency,... More >>

  • SWEET TREATS

    published November 21, 2012

    What starts the day after Thanksgiving? Why holiday shopping, of course. But don’t get your relatives in the ’burbs something they can... More >>

  • PUT A BIRD ON IT

    published November 14, 2012

    Since its debut on IFC last year, the satiric sketch-comedy show Portlandia has skewered just about every absurd yuppie, hippie, and hipster... More >>

  • SERIOUSLY FUNNY

    published November 14, 2012

    When comedian Tig Notaro performed at the Largo in L.A. earlier this year, she warmed up the crowd with this opening line: “Thank you. I... More >>

  • EVERYBODY LOVES GARY

    published November 14, 2012

    Perhaps the most beloved literary personality in town, Gary Shteyngart, the author, professor, and book-blurbing extraordinaire, has made more... More >>

  • HOOKED

    published November 7, 2012

    Have you ever been ice fishing with Willem Dafoe? Traveled to Jamaica with Tom Waits? Searched for the elusive giant squid with Dennis Hopper? No?... More >>

  • PLAYTIME

    published November 7, 2012

    From Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night to Marcel Duchamp's Bicycle Wheel, MOMA's painting and sculpture galleries are incredible to look at. But... More >>

  • Brooklyn Vintage Crawl

    published November 7, 2012

    Need a new winter wardrobe? Skip all the standard fare and head to the Brooklyn Vintage Crawl. Kathryn Irby, a former fashion editor at Lucky... More >>

  • New York Comedy Festival

    published November 7, 2012

    In case you were wondering when your favorite comedian was coming to town, chances are high that the time is now. The ninth annual New York... More >>

  • POWER PLAY

    published November 7, 2012

    Kicking off its first season in its brand-new theater, St. Ann's Warehouse opens with the acclaimed production of Mies Julie, a winner of the... More >>

  • LONE STAR

    published October 31, 2012

    When the composer-lyricist Michael John LaChiusa was approached with the idea to do a musical adaptation of Edna Ferber’s Giant by... More >>

  • FEAR FACTOR

    published October 24, 2012

    What’s better than one scary story? Four scary stories, of course. Tonight, as a part of their series “Scary Movies 2012,” the... More >>

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    BEST OF NYC
    Sartorial Disobedience: Order Up Your Own NYC Fashion

    published October 17, 2012

    When we think of fashion rebels, Henry David Thoreau is hardly the first person who comes to mind. But in a journal entry from 1857, he... More >>

  • LEADER OF 
THE PACK

    published October 17, 2012

    “I wear my sort of clothes to save me the trouble of deciding which clothes to wear,” the sartorially liberated Katharine Hepburn once... More >>

  • COVER YOUR EYES

    published October 17, 2012

    Most of us try to avoid bad theater whenever possible, but the Bad Theater Fest hopes to be the exception to the rule. Serving up six nights of... More >>

  • RISING UP

    published October 17, 2012

    Since 1992, the theater director, choreographer, and activist Ping Chong has been shining a light on issues of gender, class, race, and religion... More >>

  • THE PLAYERS’ CLUB

    published October 10, 2012

    With SketchFest NYC on hiatus from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater this year, the Peoples Improv Theater saw it as the perfect time to launch... More >>

  • GET HAPPY

    published October 10, 2012

    Actor-playwright-director Colman Domingo certainly has no problem staying busy. A part of the Obie-winning ensemble of Passing Strange and a Tony... More >>

  • Jack White Discusses Citizen Kane

    published September 26, 2012

    As any good Jack White fan will tell you, the man is obsessed with the films of Orson Welles. Exhibit A: He named his Third Man Records for... More >>

  • ISN’T SHE LOVELY?

    published September 26, 2012

    Although some might still be holding their breaths for Wigstock, that bawdy drag extraganza of the ’80s, ’90s, and early ’00s,... More >>

  • OFF WITH THEIR HEADS

    published September 26, 2012

    Who says adults can’t play with toys? For his exhibition Dark Peculiar Toys: The Mechanics of Joy, Viktor Koen, who works with mixed... More >>

  • SPY GAMES

    published September 26, 2012

    On October 5, 1962, James Bond came blazing onto the big screen with the famous gun barrel sequence in Dr. No, and the world’s worst... More >>

  • UNDER PRESSURE

    published September 19, 2012

    Pop quiz: What’s the oldest organized sport in the United States? Sure, baseball is a good guess. But just ask a fireman, and he’ll... More >>

  • THE GLAMOROUS LIFE

    published September 19, 2012

    She dazzled us with her debut story collection, Other People We Married. Now the Brooklyn-based Emma Straub is launching her first... More >>

  • NEW CHAPTERS

    published September 19, 2012

    Looking for a good book or two or 20? Allow us to direct you to the Brooklyn Book Festival, where authors of all varieties (novelists,... More >>

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