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Artists and Icons at DragCon

Artists and Icons at DragCon

PHOTO ESSAY BY LINDSAY TURBERVILLE, featuring scenes from their time spent at RuPaul’s Drag Con (Javits Center, Sept. 28-30)

Get Thee to a Cyclery: Best Local Bike Shops

Get Thee to a Cyclery: Best Local Bike Shops

BY SAM BLEIBERG | Bike shops get us rolling. Whether they’re helping a beginner choose their first bike, keeping a trusty commuter on the road, or just serving as a quick pit stop for flat tires, a good bike shop can make getting around town a much more pleasant experience. What separates a great bike shop […]

Renegades to Role Models: RuPaul’s DragCon Expands its Reach

Renegades to Role Models: RuPaul’s DragCon Expands its Reach

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Drag was once on the fringe of society. Gender rebels performed their cutting-edge material in nightclubs and cabarets that most citizens never knew existed. Now drag culture is mainstream enough to warrant an industry convention that fills half of the Jacob Javits Center. The attendees at RuPaul’s DragCon NYC (Sept. 28-30) were […]

Blood Test Could Predict 9/11 Lung Damage

Blood Test Could Predict 9/11 Lung Damage

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Thirty firefighters exposed to World Trade Center toxins have helped researchers at New York University’s medical school to identify a specific set of substances in their blood that helped to predict which 9/11 survivors would develop lung disease. The researchers analyzed levels of hundreds of different metabolites — molecules the body makes […]

Just Do Art: The October Essentials

Just Do Art: The October Essentials

BY SCOTT STIFFLER Uptown class meets East Village edge at Pangea, the progressive musical performance venue whose October roster includes chameleonic chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite. A gifted, unpredictable interpreter of everyone from Marianne Faithfull to Nico, Faye is a ray of cosmic kookiness locked in a battle between genius and madness that commands respect — […]

Police Blotter: The NCO Edition

Police Blotter: The NCO Edition

BY SCOTT STIFFLER ASSAULT: Horseshoes, hand grenades, and auto accidents | Imagine what this overheated hothead would have done if the cab actually crashed into him! A hard-working cabbie was the victim of an assault that took place at 9:20 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 27, at the southeast corner of W. 10th Ave. and W. 18th […]

Advocates for 9/11 Fallout Victims Decry 2020 Deadline for Compensation Fund

Advocates for 9/11 Fallout Victims Decry 2020 Deadline for Compensation Fund

BY COLIN MIXSON | The looming Dec. 18, 2020 deadline to file claims with the September 11thVictim Compensation Fund ignores the fact that people will continue dying from exposure to the terrorist attack’s toxic fallout with diseases that don’t manifest until years — even decades — after that arbitrary cutoff date, according to victims’ advocates, who […]

New Chelsea Mural is a Genius Move

New Chelsea Mural is a Genius Move

Like a certain theory about relativity, some things just take a little time to fully formulate. Case in point, this mural at W. 21st St. and Eighth Ave., whose evolution passersby have been following for well over a week. On our deadline day, the work-in-progress — in which a spray can-toting Albert Einstein looms large […]

Working RuPaul’s DragCon Like Red Carpet Royalty

PHOTO ESSSAY BY BOB KRASNER: Scenes from the Red (okay, pinkish) Carpet and Beyond, at RuPaul’s DragCon, NYC, Sept. 28-30

A Kavagnawing Sense of Emptiness and Despair

A Kavagnawing Sense of Emptiness and Despair

BY MAX BURBANK Fair warning: This is yet another column about Brett Kavanaugh, his quest to become a Supreme Court Justice, and all the overstuffed, hideous man-baggage that goes with it. If that makes you want to stop reading, so be it, and I don’t blame you. Hell, I don’t want to write about it. […]