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2011 Stories by Araceli Cruz

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  • LIFE IS A CARNIVAL

    published August 24, 2011

    The Carnival of Rio de Janeiro is the biggest carnival in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, but we think Brooklyn... More >>

  • MAN OF THE HOUSE

    published August 17, 2011

    “I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse,” is regarded as one of the best lines in movie history, and one that we’re sure... More >>

  • JUST ASK

    published August 17, 2011

    Who knew back in 2004, when writer Gustavo Arellano wrote his first “¡Ask a Mexican!” column for our sister paper the OC... More >>

  • TOUR DE BOOZE

    published August 17, 2011

    What’s better than taking the good ol’ bicycle for a nice ride in Brooklyn? Using alcohol as your fuel. OK, OK, we kid . . . sort of.... More >>

  • WHO ARE YOU, REALLY?

    published August 17, 2011

    The Cause Collective, a team of artists, designers, and ethnographers creating innovative art in the public realm, is going to great lengths to... More >>

  • SUMMERTIME BLUES

    published August 10, 2011

    Is there a quota on barbeque intake in the summer? The annual Blues BBQ at Hudson River Park certainly isn't helping our waistline. Today,... More >>

  • KINDA SKETCHY

    published August 10, 2011

    Remember the mind-blowing scenes in Inception, with buildings toppling over each other and the city's landscape unwinding before our eyes?... More >>

  • ALL THAT JAZZ

    published August 10, 2011

    If you always wanted to attend a party at Gatsby’s mansion, the Jazz Age Dance Party happening today at Governors Island is as close... More >>

  • SONIC TRUTH

    published August 10, 2011

    What if we had a DVR that could record the things we missed in real life? Conceptual artist Carlito Carvalhosa has somehow invented a way for us... More >>

  • PARTY ON, WAYNE!

    published August 3, 2011

    Of all the films that were inspired by an SNL skit, which was the highest-grossing at the box office? Here's a hint: Schwing! Yes,... More >>

  • CINEMA WITH FLAVOR

    published August 3, 2011

    Tired of the mindless summer-blockbuster season? The New York International Latino Film Festival brings us an extensive showcase of... More >>

  • STEP TO IT

    published August 3, 2011

    For the past 30 years, the Battery Dance Company has hosted their Downtown Dance Festival, bringing some of the world's best dancers to the... More >>

  • EXIST IN 3-D

    published July 27, 2011

    Watching clips of Ryan Trecartin's movies Trill-ogy Comp, a trilogy, and Re'Search Wait'S, a quartet, is not unlike witnessing the... More >>

  • DEEP END

    published July 13, 2011

    Artist Jill Greenberg has been recording the world since she was in elementary school, developing and printing black-and-white photographs... More >>

  • MACHINES ARE OUR FRIENDS

    published July 13, 2011

    We communicate with machines all day, whether we're using our computers, smartphones, buying a MetroCard, or taking out cash from the ATM. But... More >>

  • DARK ARTS

    published June 29, 2011

    “Are the only punks left now ‘fashion punks’?” Othelo Gervacio says in a statement about “PostBoredom,” his new art... More >>

  • GOONIES NEVER SAY DIE

    published June 29, 2011

    If you were a child of the ’80s, chances are you tried to re-create your own Goonies movie. Although you might not have had friends like... More >>

  • KING LARRY

    published June 29, 2011

    If you thought this city didn’t have room for another cynical yet funny-as-hell bald old man who complains about, well, everything, think... More >>

  • OLD SCHOOL

    published June 22, 2011

    While we always look forward to the new indie sounds that the Latin Alternative Music Conference brings forth every summer, we can't help... More >>

  • RED, WHITE, & YOU

    published June 22, 2011

    --Burn off those BBQ calories at the July 4th NYC Marathon (or a half-marathon, relay, or 10K--there's a level for everyone). At 9 a.m.,... More >>

  • THE GREAT OUTDOORS

    published June 22, 2011

    We know the logistics of living in a cramped apartment can be a bit rough, especially during the hot months of summer. But now MOMA P.S.1's... More >>

  • 2 FOR 1

    published June 22, 2011

    Artist Xavier Cha, based in New York, has a funny way of twisting realities. Through video and performance art, she can make the most random... More >>

  • STREEP VS. STREEP

    published June 15, 2011

    If there's one thing that Meryl Streep is known for, it has to be the fact that she is the epitome of what an actress should be, always delivering... More >>

  • HEART AND SOUL

    published June 15, 2011

    Rapper, actor, and man about town Mos Def is paying honors to his childhood stomping grounds by headlining the third annual Fort Greene... More >>

  • TO MARKET, TO MARKET

    published June 15, 2011

    With all the claims against Urban Outfitters, that the mega hipster-clothing corporation steals designs from local craftspeople, we think it's... More >>

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