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Tribeca Film Festival Review: “Sidelined”

Tribeca Film Festival Review: “Sidelined”

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | In television sports coverage, it’s called a “honey shot” when they point the camera at one of the cheerleaders instead of the players. For most of the 20th century, cheerleaders were just on the sidelines of sports coverage — but in the ’70s, the exploitation of NFL cheerleaders became big business. […]

Tribeca Film Festival Review: “Slut in a Good Way”

Tribeca Film Festival Review: “Slut in a Good Way”

BY RANIA RICHARSON | Teenagers experience love, sex, longing, and heartbreak outside the gaze of adults in “Slut in a Good Way” — a Canadian romantic comedy written by Catherine Léger and directed by Sophie Lorain. With parents, teachers, and bosses absent from the story, the focus is on the adolescent mindset, along with the […]

“Nico, 1988” at the Tribeca Film Festival: 2 Reviews

“Nico, 1988” at the Tribeca Film Festival: 2 Reviews

Glimpses of the Woman Behind the Iconic Image Review by Puma Perl | I’ve been obsessed with everything Nico since I was a teenager. I wore out three copies of the debut Velvet Underground album, and closely followed her solo career. Her cover of Jackson Browne’s “These Days” was a brilliant choice to open this […]

Back to Work We Go — But First, Some Back-Patting!

Back to Work We Go — But First, Some Back-Patting!

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | From subways to congestion pricing to taking control of development around the Penn Station area, your hard-working friends here at Chelsea Now rightly (and righteously) chafe at being told what to do by a certain guy in Albany — but we fold like a load of dryer-hot laundry when folks in […]

Seeds Planted for Rooftop Gardens to Feed Midtown Needs

Seeds Planted for Rooftop Gardens to Feed Midtown Needs

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Can a freshly grown tomato help with homelessness? Ask John Mudd and Andrea Winter, and the answer is a resounding “Yes.” Winter, of Inner City Farmer and Mudd, of the Midtown South Community Council (MSCC), have partnered to help spread rooftop gardens in and around Midtown. Now entering its third […]

10 Indicted for Stealing $500K Via Check Fraud, Mail Theft

10 Indicted for Stealing $500K Via Check Fraud, Mail Theft

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office last week indicted 10 people accused of stealing more than $500,000 from various banks through a scheme that involved check fraud and mail theft, according to court documents and a press release. “US mail dates back to 1775 but remains a vehicle for complex frauds […]

Hudson River Park Trust Plans Renovation of Pier 97

Hudson River Park Trust Plans Renovation of Pier 97

BY WINNIE McCROY | On April 12, nearly 50 community members gathered at the Hotel Trades Council building in Midtown for a meeting of the Waterfront, Parks & Environment Committee (WPE) of Community Board 4 (CB4), to share their “wish list” of items for the renovation of Pier 97. On hand to discuss the project […]

Tangible and Social: Virtual Reality at Tribeca Immersive

Tangible and Social: Virtual Reality at Tribeca Immersive

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | The stereotype of Virtual Reality (VR) is an isolated person sitting alone in a room, their head sealed within a helmet, master of a lonesome utopia. Early efforts at VR often met this cliché — but the “Tribeca Immersive” programming at the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) aims to make virtual reality a […]

We Are The Champions: ‘Bathtubs’ Compels Us to Respect the Art of Industrial Musicals

We Are The Champions: ‘Bathtubs’ Compels Us to Respect the Art of Industrial Musicals

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Powered by a personal journey as eccentric and endearing as the show business subset it plumbs with the precision of a forensic investigator, the documentary “Bathtubs Over Broadway” — Dava Whisenant’s quirky and compassionate directorial debut — wants you to see the world of industrial musicals through the eyes of a […]

Beware the Coarsening

Beware the Coarsening

BY MAX BURBANK Fair warnings: First, the column you are reading is about bad behavior, moral blindness, and filthy language. As such, we need to spend a moment discussing the rendering of cuss words; a matter I have given perhaps more thought to than strictly necessary. Used for decades in newspaper comic strips, I considered […]

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