Far less avant-garde than winkily pop culture obsessed, the New York International Fringe Festival milks its creative juices from tabloid headlines, sitcom reruns, cable reality shows, and enough celebrity name-dropping to slam the last nail into the kitchen-sink drama. Even if many of the fest's attractions cave in from the sheer lightness of their load, it's worth wading through the uninspired and un-air-conditioned overextended sketches... More >>>