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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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Mix the Martinis: Mad Men is Back

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

This Sunday at 10pm, AMC’s Mad Men is back, along with its long pours of afternoon scotch and truckloads of unfiltered cigarettes.  Fans of the 1960’s drama (including President Obama) have their remotes poised to begin season four.

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Morbid Ink: Memorial Tattoos

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

WNYC

Names, dates, angels, praying hands, and footprints: the design on that woman's arm could be more than just a tattoo. It might be a living memorial to someone she loved.

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Shots You Snapped

Monday, July 19, 2010

This week Matt and Kim, Harlem and others rocked Coney Island's Siren Fest, Small Black and Beach Fossil played the Mercury Lounge and Murder City Devils appeared down at the Wlliamsburg Waterfront.

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Getting High at The New Museum: Brion Gysin's Dream Machine

Monday, July 19, 2010

NPR

Brion Gysin's Dream Machine is a sculpture that, when seen with closed eyes, is meant to draw the viewer into a "trance-like, hallucinatory state."

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Indie Theater Groups Bring Life to NYC Parks

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Independent theater companies are working to stengthen New York City's parks. Find out where to catch free theater in the parks this summer.

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Gained in Translation

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

When flipping open a favorite book, it's easy to skip over the small "translated by" line.

But, in reality, translating is as much of an art form as writing an original work. The history of translation is as old as the history of printing and publishing itself, and it will always be an important component of writing and of literature.

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Questions for Art Spiegelman

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

When we asked Cartoonist Art Spiegelman to let us in on what he's been consuming lately, we got an earful!

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Hong Kong Dragon Boat Wakes Up in Queens

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

WNYC

Moments before the sky opened up to a sticky summer storm, a dry wooden dragon appeared in Kew Gardens. Traditional lion dancers performed on the concrete as Buddhist monks blessed the dragonhead, which happened to be attached to a one-ton wooden boat.

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Questions for Dan Zanes

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Musician Dan Zanes is probably used to lots of moving bodies since the average age of his audience is 6... so his collaboration with the Pilobolus dance company and cartoonist Art Spiegelman it is not altogether surprising.

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Merchant of Venice: The Gloves Are Off

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

After seeing The Public Theater's production of The Merchant of Venice in Central Park, critics Adam Feldman and Elisabeth Vincentelli had disparate opinions, and they're sticking to them.

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George Steinbrenner in the Media

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Yankees owner George Steinbrenner will be remembered as a controversial figure in the baseball world, who brought the Bronx Bombers 7 World Series wins and radically drove the increase in player salaries.

But he also made his mark in the entertainment world, playing himself in multiple commercials and a movie (Albert Brooks' The Scout). And, of course, there's his recurring role in Seinfeld.

What moments do you remember that we are leaving out?

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World Cup: Hangover Edition

Monday, July 12, 2010

The day after Spain won the World Cup title over the Netherlands in a 1-0 victory, the city's soccer bars were quiet.  Instead of beer, clients and bartenders sipped ice water and coffee, looking tired.

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Artist Harvey Pekar Dead at 70

Monday, July 12, 2010

Comic book author Harvey Pekar, whose autobiographical comic, "American Splendor," was made into an Oscar-nominated movie in 2003, was found dead at his home today. He was 70.

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Theatrical Bellydance Conference Sways Through the City

Friday, July 09, 2010

WNYC

Bellies up! New York's first large-scale bellydancing conference pops its hips on the Lower East Side this weekend.

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African Music Takes the Stage

Friday, July 09, 2010

African bands Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, Konono No. 1, Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, and Burkina Electric perform throughout the city and ensure that New York's focus on Africa continues beyond the World Cup.

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Putting the Paint to the Pavement in Times Square

Friday, July 09, 2010

Pedestrians in Times Square stopped to watch this morning as workers sprayed bright blue paint across the streets. It's the beginning of a public art project in the five pedestrian plazas on Broadway between 42nd and 47th streets.

 

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Stickball Hall of Fame: Neither a Hall, nor Famous (Yet)

Friday, July 09, 2010

WNYC

The 60-year-old president of New York City's Stickball Hall of Fame waxes poetic about his favorite street game in this video.

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The Apples in stereo Are Back From the Future

Thursday, July 08, 2010

The Apples in stereo have been turning out impeccable indie pop tunes for nearly 17 years now. The band’s latest album is something a little different: Travellers in Space and Time is a danceable concept album about time travel. When the band stopped by Studio 360 recently, frontman Robert Schneider ...

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The World Cup Final: Where to Watch

Thursday, July 08, 2010

The beer orders are in. The flags are hung. The Spanish and Dutch sides are set to meet for the final game of the World Cup.

And the city's bars, restaurants and residents are prepared for mayhem.

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