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The Power of Pink

The Power of Pink

Are you impressed with our beautiful pink cover recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month? I hope so, and I do hope you stop and read the pages that give you — both men and women — information that can save your life. As a breast cancer survivor myself, I know the critical need for timely mammograms. […]

Birthday Bash Becomes a Benefit for Breast Cancer Awareness

Birthday Bash Becomes a Benefit for Breast Cancer Awareness

BY PUMA PERL | This is what can happen when two native New Yorkers run into each other on social media. Call it the “upside” of Facebook. Kim Reaper (who has a history in the fashion industry) and musician Anne Husick knew each other slightly from the Downtown scene. In early 2018, Reaper’s yearly mammogram revealed […]

Block Party Celebrates Community, Anticipates The Women’s Building  

Block Party Celebrates Community, Anticipates The Women’s Building  

BY WINNIE McCROY | Help ensure that women and girls in New York City can live free from violence and discrimination by heading to West 20th St., between 10th and 11th Aves., on Sat., October 13 from noon to 6 p.m. for The Women’s Building Third Annual Community Block Party. The event is a chance to […]

Just Do Art: Of Ghosts, Fests, Films, and Self-Guided Tours

Just Do Art: Of Ghosts, Fests, Films, and Self-Guided Tours

BY SCOTT STIFFLER with Sidebar by BOB KRASNER | What’s private becomes public when you rub shoulders with the West Chelsea Gallery district’s own. From 12-6pm, Sat., Oct. 13 and Sun., Oct. 14, the High Line Open Studios event is a self-guided tour that gives you access to over 30 studios, where visitors are able to engage […]

‘Mile-Long Opera’ was Fascinating, Fleeting

‘Mile-Long Opera’ was Fascinating, Fleeting

PHOTOS AND TEXT BY BOB KRASNER | It is impossible to overstate the artistic success of “The Mile-Long Opera: a biography of 7 o’clock,”which was performed on six evenings last week to capacity crowds. The project, a free event that leaned more toward performance art than opera, managed to avoid the pitfalls of both genres. Utilizing […]

Police Blotter: The Auxiliary Officer Editor

Police Blotter: The Auxiliary Officer Editor

BY SCOTT STIFFLER PETIT LARCENY: Dove thief gives drugstore no peace | Was he just in a mad rush to resupply and take his morning shower? Doubtful. At 8:04 a.m. on Fri., Oct. 5, an in-store Loss Prevention Officer at Rite Aid (282 Eighth Ave., corner of W. 24th St.) stopped a 36-year-old man who was […]

Queer Urban Orchestra’s Season Set to Launch

Queer Urban Orchestra’s Season Set to Launch

BY GERALD BUSBY | Queer Urban Orchestra’s 2018-2019 season, “Queer We Are,” begins Sun., Oct. 14, at Church of the Holy Apostles in Chelsea. The program, which opens with Julius Eastman’s “Stay on It” and closes with Brahms’ “Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor,” offers in between the premiere of my “3 Bagatelles for Orchestra.” […]

Captivated by Beckett, a Clown Masters His Material

Captivated by Beckett, a Clown Masters His Material

BY TRAV S.D. | It’s good to remind ourselves these days that everything is not terrible. Indeed, some things are pretty perfect. The late poet/playwright/novelist Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) was one of these perfect things — and so is actor/clown Bill Irwin. And what could the confluence of those two elements be but more perfect, still? Since […]

The Venerable, Voluptuous, Halloween Horror of Sharon Needles

The Venerable, Voluptuous, Halloween Horror of Sharon Needles

BY VICTOR O | Sharon Needles will probably kill us in our sleep for saying so, but the unofficial “Queen of Halloween” and self-professed “Future of Drag” — who made her bones as the dark horse winner of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 4 with an uncompromisingly unique point of view and a series of stunning, […]

Ready for Their Close-Up: Giving Good Face at DragCon

Ready for Their Close-Up: Giving Good Face at DragCon

PHOTO ESSSAY BY BOB KRASNER: Stunning looks seen at RuPaul’s DragCon, NYC, Sept. 28-30