We may be in the dead of a very rough winter here in New York City, but inside the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club (514 Union Street, Brooklyn), which makes its official debut in a Gowanus warehouse tonight, you can practically feel palm trees swaying in the Floridian sun. Black and white curtained ca ... More >>
Gary Shteyngart invites you to dinner
See Three Sisters in its mother tongue
Shop till you drop? No, you wont drop. Its all right here.
Mysterious British street artist Banksy just bailed out of jail two members of a Russian art collective called Voina, which means "war." Leonid Nikolayev and Oleg Vorotnikov awaited trial in a bed bug-infested St. Petersburg prison for four months until Banksy swooped in and paid their bail. ... More >>
via n 1.In Soviet Russia, face punch you. In the 2010 Russia rabble-rousing Harvard-bred NYC literary journal n 1 visits? It's definitely not your face doing the punching. Quite the opposite, in fact.
If you're planning on a frolic in a field of flowers, bring along some Kleenex.If your eyes are all red and swollen and scratchy and you're feeling generally like you got hit by a truck, or maybe a large, blooming plant of some sort, it's not because you drank too many glasses of the good stu ... More >>
Uncle Vanya speaks his mother-tongue
As you may have heard, some of the town hall meetings held by public officials for debate on Obama's health care plans have become brawls. In St. Petersburg, protesters bellowed until Representative Kathy Castor left the meeting; in St. Louis, a health care reform proponent, Brian Matthews, said h ... More >>
While eating with my in-laws at a stodgy fish restaurant in suburban Massachusetts, I asked the waiter for Sriracha, almost just to see what he would say. But he nodded knowingly, and brought out a dish of the red, garlicky hot sauce. That's when you know that Sriracha has hit the mainstream. That, ... More >>
Frisking on pointe, hanging by the heels
Pilobolus somersaults into its 36th year
Doc captures the everyday rituals of a city under siege
From shivah to Shoah, the 16th annual Jewish film fest doesn't shy away from the big questions
Two choreographers awaken sleeping ballets, one by adjusting history, one by starting over
Ugly natives and uglier Americans in Tom Bissell's fiction
Canadian synth-punks weird out in the cardboard forest
Christians battle Muslims in Russian ballet! (Anybody notice?); Eliot in drag downtown!
A still-kicking Soviet-era film studio produces a Russian ark's worth of iconoclastic style
Queer Eyes for the Great White North Sip That Yellow Snow
Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!
Searching for the Diamonds in the Rough
Russian Paper Cites Fear of "Uncontrollable Escalation"
Expiring for Love Is Beautiful but Stupid