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Lincoln Center Gets Its Organ Back

Monday, June 14, 2010

After spending four years in storage, Alice Tully Hall's 19-ton concert organ is back in business. Or at least back at Lincoln Center.

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Top 5 Things to Take from the Tonys

Monday, June 14, 2010

One night every year, Broadway pulls out all the stops for the Tony Awards. If Twitter is a barometer of the zeitgeist, it worked. Emcee Sean Hayes and attendee Catherine Zeta-Jones were trending in the top 10, despite competition from the NBA Finals, a potential no-hitter in Chicago, and the season premier of True Blood. Whether that bodes well for the theaters, struggling to sell tickets in a down economy, is yet to be seen. In the meantime, here are the top 5 things to take away from the Tonys.

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David Goodwillie's Subversive Shelf

Monday, June 14, 2010

Author David Goodwillie organizes his books the way he sees New York: “My books are not organized at all, which is kind of how I like it.  Classics mixed in with pop culture mixed in with non fiction and it’s kind of a big mess”.  

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If You Unbuild It, They Won't Come

Saturday, June 12, 2010

In the last five years, New York has added hundreds of miles of bike lanes and closed parts of Broadway to cars, a re-allocation of street space that has caused no small measure of controversy. But those plans? Child's play, compared to what a group of international planners wants the city to do: tear down the lower part of the FDR drive.

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The New Yorker's 20 Writers Under 40

Friday, June 11, 2010

You may still not know who Tèa Obreht is, but by now you may have heard of the list that will supposedly make her a household name: The New Yorker's 20 writers under 40 list, which was featured in the recent fiction double issue.  The New Yorker claims that "these twenty men and women dazzlingly represent the multiple strands of inventiveness and vitality that characterize the best fiction being written in this country today."


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Jay-Z, Beyonce, Will Smith: Fela! Heads to the Tonys

Thursday, June 10, 2010

You know that incredible, electrical connection that takes place when you look directly into Beyonce’s eyes, and she into yours? I do.

It happened just the other night, actually, when we were at the Palm, in midtown. We were there, technically speaking, because this guy she knows, Jay-Z, is a producer for Fela!, the Broadway musical, and they’re hyping the show for the Tonys (this Sunday). Will Smith was there too, with his girl Jada. They’re all producers on the show, all except for Beyonce. She didn’t have anything to do with Fela.

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Five Must-See World Cup Matches

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Unless you've taken the month off of work, you probably won't be able to catch all the games of this year's World Cup. There are 48 games in the first round alone. If you can only manage to see five of them, here are which ones to watch:

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Small and Select, Theater Festivals that Seek Out the Best

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Every August, the sprawling International Fringe Festival brings 1200 performances from over 200 countries to 20 venues around the city (or thereabouts.) In the meantime, there are a number of smaller festivals popping up with promising new fare.

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WNYC's World Cup Primer

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

At long last, the World Cup has arrived. WNYC weighs in with places to watch the games and matches not to miss.

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Exercising Your Inner Cinephile: Film Festivals Take Over

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Film festivals in New York are like multiple roommates. In a studio apartment. Living on top of each other.

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He'd Rather Be in Baltimore: Questions for John Waters

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

John Waters loves Johnny Mathis. "He's so famous, they don't even introduce him," Waters says.

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'Children of God' Confronts Homophobia in the Caribbean

Monday, June 07, 2010

Bahamian filmmaker Kareem Mortimer is the first to admit that he is taking a big risk with his debut feature film, Children of God. The  story of two young men falling in love puts the spotlight on homophobia in Caribbean society.

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Making Shakespeare in the Park

Friday, June 04, 2010

WNYC takes you behind the scenes of one of the city's major theatrical institutions. Watch the video for details.

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With Visions of Future Hilltops (and Potable Water) Governors Island Re-opens

Friday, June 04, 2010

If art exhibits, outdoor music or car-free bike-riding aren’t enough of a draw, consider visiting Governors Island for a peek at a massive urban redevelopment project.

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Posing With Miranda July: "Eleven Heavy Things" in Union Square Park

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

If all goes well, you're going to take a lot of pictures this summer.  Artist and filmmaker Miranda July would like to help you out.

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Top 5 Summer Shakespeare Festivals

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Get the lowdown on the best of the bard in New York this summer.

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Louise Bourgeois, 98, Dies

Monday, May 31, 2010

Artist Louise Bourgeois, whose sculptures exploring women's deepest feelings on birth, sexuality and death were highly influential on younger artists, died Monday, her studio's managing director said. She was 98.

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Central Park Summerstage: Closer Than You Think

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Free concerts in the summer contain all the elements of complete mayhem, and the Summerstage series in Central Park is no exception.

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At the Short Film Slam, the Audience Decides

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Forget Cannes. At the final round of the Short Film Slam series, eight films battle it out for audience approval -- and the top prizes.

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Not All Kink and Gloom: Novelist Mary Gaitskill

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The author of Don't Cry and Veronica visits Brooklyn's Powerhouse Books with Stacked Up TV. Watch the video.

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