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  • 9 years ago

    Angel-headed hipsters looking for their fix of East Village fun were disappointed late last month by the abrupt cancellation of the fourth annual Howl festival. The signature event of the Federation of East Village Artists (FEVA), Howl would have ...

  • 9 years ago

    As befits its title, Never Tell is slathered in secret sauce. The characters are full to bursting with closely guarded information of origins sexual, criminal, and technological, and they're made jumpy and irritable by so many elephants milling ab...

  • 9 years ago

    Jonathan Morris wants to make something clear. "At no time did we ever say that Jon Stewart is poisoning democracy," says the political-science professor, though you wouldn't have known it from this summer's ample media coverage of "The Daily Show...

  • 9 years ago

    With his low-cut blouses, arch demeanor, and fruity name, Fanfan la Tulipe may have been the original metrosexual, stuck in the sticks though he was. The roguish hero of many popular French songs, he quips, parries, and gallops his way through the...

  • 9 years ago

    The narrator of Tsipi Keller's new novel imagines herself to be a pure, uncorrupted soul, which may be her biggest problem. A graduate student of independent means, Sally is something of an empty vessel, filling herself up with vicarious experienc...

  • 9 years ago

    Love does not conquer all in the films of Frank Borzage, but it is the sole value capable of transcending the indignities of an ugly world. Amid the ravages and enforced separations of war and the hardships of poverty, Borzage's lovers find safety...

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