Celebrities putting the screws to the Russian government is becoming a popular tool in the push-back against the country's "homosexual propaganda" law. Actress/Singer/Disney invention Selena Gomez might have added her name to the list of A-list agitators.
Yesterday dozens of people gathered in front of the Russian Consulate in the Upper East Side to protest the country's homosexual propaganda law, and get rid of any spare Russian vodka that might be clogging their bars. The rally, though contained by the NYPD, was a loud reminder that the country's a ... More >>
Restaurants have a hard time standing out beneath the intense glow of the New York City spotlight, which might be why so many entrepreneurs in this generation have launched with a pop-up, testing out their concept in a lower-stakes environment. Some of those ventures, though, have taken on a life of ... More >>
A communist party
Everyone in William Inge's Pulitzer winning 1953 play Picnic seems to be yearning, striving, or regretting (which is really just another form of yearning). No-nonsense Flo Owens is still wounded by lost love; her husband--who wasn't all he was cracked up to be--left years ago. Meanwhile, her comely ... More >>
Chekhov goes to the circus
War and Peace goes a little war and pop
Pig Ear in Aspic (a/k/a "Crystal Pig Skin Frozen" on the menu) was one of the more unusual dishes assayed by the Organ Meat Society that evening. Lately, the Organ Meat Society has been often seen along Flushing's Main Street, because that is where the city's best collection of variety meats is fo ... More >>
David Auburn and John Lithgow tackle Joseph Alsop
Seize the frieze
Gagosian Gallery hosts a display of the late artist's spot paintings
Brooklyn-via-Alaska-via-Moscow chanteuse Olga Bell leads Bell, a flickering electro-flutter crew living somewhere between Björk's disjunctive spirals, Gang Gang Dance's placeless grooves and Fever Ray's slow-mo spelunking. After releasing a handful of EPs and sporadic internet singles, Bell ... More >>
A guide to winter plays
Leave it to the city's finest tabloid, the New York Post, to report back every time Anna Chapman, the sexy Russian spy swapped back to the motherland in July, leaves the house. As it turns out, she's something of a big deal in her home country, schmoozing with cosmonauts and bank bosses.
BravoFor all of the drama that its premiere promised, last night's episode of Top Chef was disappointingly tension-free, relying on the gay marriage debate and a highly contrived (and surprisingly flaccid) battle of the sexes to lend some spark to the proceedings.Reminding us yet again that W ... More >>
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When I came in, there were cockroaches all over. I was crying.
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Agile ingenue and extraterrestrial outsider experience life
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