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"I Like Kale": Questions for Gary Shteyngart

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Gary Shteyngart says the characters in his new novel "Super Sad True Love Story" are the first ones he has written that he has really loved. The novel is set in the near future, which for Shteyngart is the easiest thing to write about. "To write about the present now is impossible," he says. 

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Authors and (Very) Young Writers Convene at Camp

Friday, August 06, 2010

"Quagmire!" "Flabbergasted!" “ Doldrums!"

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Questions for David Mitchell

Thursday, August 05, 2010

He was one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in The World. Maybe now the world will finally believe it when novelist David Mitchell says Star Trek is cool. 

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Fashion Mashups at Retail DJ

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

What does it sound like when an outfit comes together? 

With her site RetailDJ, Wendi Muse lays out a soundtrack to the most mundane of rituals, commanding readers to "get dressed to this."

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Shots You Snapped

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Jovanotti performed at Summerstage in Central Park, Chromeo played a sold-out show at the Bowery Ballroom, and The National rocked the Prospect Park Bandshell. 

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The Eighth Grade's Francis Ford Coppola

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Twelve year old Alex Boukis has never seen Scarface, or The Godfather. But the film he wrote and directed, Tick Tock Paisan, is about loan sharks and ruthless gangsters.

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The Boogie-Down Mixtape

Monday, August 02, 2010

New York City’s northern-most borough isn’t called the Boogie-Down Bronx for nothing. From hip-hop to salsa to funk to doo wop to rock to folk, the borough is packed with musical talent. We had to make some serious calls about which BX-born musicians would make the cut for our “Boogie-Down Mixtape."

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Bugging Out At The Moth

Friday, July 30, 2010

This is one man's story of telling tales at The Moth.

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30 Dances in 30 Days

Friday, July 30, 2010

On the patio of a soulless corporate plaza, amid the mirrored towers of the financial district, the lunchtime entertainment has arrived.  Everyday at noon for 30 days, Canadian dancer and choreographer Paul-André Fortier is performing the same 30-minute dance piece to a crowd of transfixed tourists and harried suits.

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Thongs Out and Fists Flying, Jersey Shore is Back

Thursday, July 29, 2010

 

After a five month hiatus, the eight 20-somethings who share a house with each other's egos, romantic dramas and hair products are back, and audiences are ready to drop their jaws.

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Watching Paint Dry: Times Square Street Mural Almost Complete

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

WNYC

Times Square's got the blues. Artist Molly Dilworth's "Cool Water, Hot Island" river-like street treatment was unveiled by city officials today, who hope the public art will lend a sense of permanence to Times Square's pedestrian plazas.

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King of the Courts: Street Handball in NYC

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Every year, New York's top street handball players converge at a tournament in Queens to determine who takes the crown as King of the Courts. Watch the video here.

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Starbox: A Mystery Star...in a Box

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

WNYC

About 150 people gathered recently for a little face time with a mystery celebrity inside an 8x8 mirrored, Mylar box.

It was the first of four Friday performances of Starbox, the brainchild of experimental theater troupe Art.Party.Theater.Company.

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Shots You Snapped

Monday, July 26, 2010

Last week Die Antwoord opened for M.I.A. on Governor's Island, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros played at Webster Hall, and Free Energy played at South Street Seaport.

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Difficult NYC: The Report from Governor's Island

Monday, July 26, 2010

On a searing hot day, a boatload of revelers dressed in warmed-over early 90's fashion went to an island to hear some music. 

It didn't go well.

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Jennifer 8. Lee's Kindle-in-the-Bathroom

Friday, July 23, 2010

Jennifer 8. Lee, says there are three problems with having a Kindle. "One is that if you go to a book signing, what do you have the author sign?," she asks. And the other?  "It's kind of dangerous to bring into the bathroom or bathtub." 

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Larry Rivers: Right or Wrong?

Friday, July 23, 2010

NYU faced controversy last week after purchasing, along with the archives of artist Larry Rivers, topless videos of his teenage daughter that she claims were taken without her consent. Hear what experts are saying on the issue here.

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Beyond the Bodega: Latin Film in New York

Friday, July 23, 2010

Bodega. Queso fresco. Nuyorican. Life in New York is peppered with pieces of Latin culture, whether you can roll your r’s or not.  When it comes to the city’s multiplexes though, Latin American films have had a harder time reaching New York audiences.

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A Day in Our Global Life

Friday, July 23, 2010

If Ridley Scott gets his way, tomorrow may be one of the most documented in history. 

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Art, Murder and Mystery on the Lower East Side

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Nine galleries in the Lower East side were inspired by an unlikely source: a murder mystery. The novel, Richard Price's "Lush Life," has been interpreted by a handful of artists -- you can see them tonight in the Lower East Side artwalk.

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