Sherie Rene Scott pulls off a remarkable high wire act in her Piece of Meat show at 54Below.
She mixes whimsy with passion, wit with sincerity.
In her scripted monologues, the humor comes off pseudo ditsy but very smart; smartass but sophisticated.
And then she can sit down and sing a soulful bal ... More >>
Philip Glass and Tim Fain Play Chamber Works
The Temple Of Dendur, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Saturday, April 21
Better than: Battling tourists to enjoy what may be the most beautiful room in New York City.
The Sackler Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, containing the more than two-millenniu ... More >>
A PETA brochure I picked out of a box like Alicia Silverstone's baby picks food out of her mouth told me the answer.
It's everyone from Alicia to Pamela Anderson to the Dalai Lama, with stops along the way for black swan Natalie Portman ("I really, really love animals") and ex-Spider-Man Tobey Magu ... More >>
Things you may not have known: There is a Corduroy Appreciation Club. It was founded by a man named Miles Rohan, with the purpose of (obviously) appreciating corduroy, an underappreciated fabric, to be true. (Our last discussion of the material involved spurious claims and took place in a col ... More >>
Mixing origami and impersonation in inspiring ways, Venice-born Ennio Marchetto just brought his show Ennio: The Living Paper Cartoon to the New York Musical Theatre Festival. (I saw the final show of his run last night, but I hear he'll be back like a human parcel.)
Ennio serves up a dizzying seri ... More >>
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
Monday, October 18
Better Than: The soundtrack to An Inconvenient Truth.
Ever the educators, NYU prefaced Ryuichi Sakamoto's sold-out evening at the Skirball Center with a physics lesson of sorts--a necessary step, consideri ... More >>
In a blubbery moodWe have interviewed Angelo Sosa about Asian sandwiches, stuffed our faces with those (very tasty) sandwiches at Xie Xie, and watched as he wept openly on Top Chef. Today, Immaculate Infatuation has gone still deeper into the mind of Sosa, discovering, among other things, tha ... More >>
Wow, the Dalai Lama is complex! At a news conference yesterday he denounced capitalism as a shallow system whose main goal is profit-making and said he was a "Marxist in spirit." But when dogged hypocrisy-seeking reporters asked what he thought about the fact that tickets to his Radio City Mu ... More >>
Can you guess this man's password?Let's say you're part of a gang of infamous, powerful Chinese hackers with a really cool name, say, "the Shadow Network." You've busted through the fortified security systems of sensitive targets "including foreign ministries, embassies, and even a computer a ... More >>
Punxsutawney Phil -- the groundhog who, like the Dalai Lama, is thought to be the incarnation of an ancient, mystical entity -- emerged in the Pennsylvania town for which he is named on the morning of the American Imbolc known to natives of the region as Groundhog Day and was seen to notice h ... More >>
Per an update that just got sent around. He's chilling with the Dalai Lama:
so i just got back from dharamsala, india. went over there to see some tibetan doctors, but as it worked out, the Dalai Lama was giving a 3 day teaching, so i was able to attend that as well.
Oh yeah, in case you're wondering, there's a lot of talking going on in Albany and no sign of advancement. There's another special session scheduled momentarily. Democratic sorta-leader John Sampson says he'll run through some bills, and attempts to rebrand what we had come to know and love as the ... More >>
We're still waiting for the vote that is expected to pass the MTA budget compromise, which charges drivers and employers taxes and surcharges to keep the buses and trains running with just a slight increase in fares. And we hope the Dalai Lama's invocation in Albany this morning put them all in a mo ... More >>
In the week we got ourselves a whole new look, we celebrated by staring David Lynch and Kate Moss directly in their awesome, newly expansive faces.
This was a bookish week at SOTC: Brian Evenson soundtracked his novel, Last Days, Jonathan Lethem reintroduced L.J. Davis and his walls of mucus in P ... More >>
It being April and all, we feel compelled to announce that the long awaited Infinity Blues, the poetry collection by Ryan Adams, is in finally in stores. To the left: a poem drawn from the "Lower Class Mythology" section, one of five chapters that also include "Bad Ideas," "Infinity Blues," "Chapt ... More >>