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Queer Art Organics is Full of Naturals

Queer Art Organics is Full of Naturals

BY PUMA PERL | Aimee Herman, a performance poet, writer, and educator, is very clear about her reasons for founding Queer Art Organics, a monthly series held at Dixon Place. “I wanted to create a space specifically for LGBTQ writers and performers, and to celebrate the immense range of talent in this city,” she told […]

Just Do Art: Week of June 9, 2016

Just Do Art: Week of June 9, 2016

THE HUDSON RIVER DANCE FESTIVAL | Modern dance in all of its visual complexity and stylistic diversity — performed on a lawn near the water, with the promise of a spectacular sunset — is the siren call of this free showcase curated by Chelsea’s own indoor movement mecca, The Joyce Theater. Music from electronic pioneer Clams […]

‘Unexpected’ Excavates Early, Experimental O’Neill

‘Unexpected’ Excavates Early, Experimental O’Neill

BY TRAV S.D. | For almost two decades, the Lower East Side’s Metropolitan Playhouse has been performing the valuable public service of presenting long-lost plays from America’s past, mostly from the early 20th century or before — the era when melodrama was king, a style and aesthetic that fell out of public favor as the […]

Diversity Initiative Rejuvenates 13th Street Rep

Diversity Initiative Rejuvenates 13th Street Rep

BY TRAV S.D. | How comforting it is to know that in this too-too transient city, where beloved institutions bite the dust daily, there are some that still endure. A case in point is the 13th Street Repertory Theatre, an anchor in New York’s Downtown theatre scene since 1972. Two pillars of the company are […]

Cosplay in a Drag Queen’s Closet

Cosplay in a Drag Queen’s Closet

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Drag culture and geek culture are seemingly worlds apart — but with comic conventions selling to capacity and RuPaul an anchor presence on Logo, both now can claim a place in the realm of mainstream awareness, if not outright acceptance. The two specialized interests intersect on June 4, at Miss Nerd […]

She Seeks Sanity on the East Side

She Seeks Sanity on the East Side

BY REV. JEN MILLER | It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Wait. Scratch that. Someone already wrote that line and I don’t do covers. Let’s start again. It really was just the worst of times. An orange on a toothpick was about to become President, I was unemployed (again), […]

Just Do Art: Week of May 19, 2016

Just Do Art: Week of May 19, 2016

ALBUM RELEASE SHOW: LIAM MCENEANEY’S “WORKING CLASS FANCY” | In an era when the means to chime in on everything from food to relationships is as easy as accessing the keyboard on your phone, there’s still plenty of room — and, when done well, a pressing need — for the sharp observations and precise analysis of […]

Exhibit Puts the Wind Back in Seaport Museum’s Sails

Exhibit Puts the Wind Back in Seaport Museum’s Sails

BY TRAV S.D. | One seldom-observed outcome of natural disasters is that their repercussions can often last for years, long after the initial impact has left the headlines and the worst of the effects have faded from the forefront of the public consciousness. A case in point is the South Street Seaport Museum, one of […]

Love and Hope Flicker at the Dawn of Motion Pictures

Love and Hope Flicker at the Dawn of Motion Pictures

BY TRAV S.D. | Axis Company remains one of the few theatre companies in New York that always manages to keep me guessing. This is all the more remarkable given the number of their productions (probably a dozen) I have caught over the past decade and a half — ranging from classics (Buchner’s “Woyzeck”), to […]

A Tactile Thread Runs Through It

A Tactile Thread Runs Through It

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN | Adjacent to the Children’s Museum of the Arts’ foyer, the Cynthia C. Wainwright Gallery continues to host groundbreaking contemporary exhibitions. This current one — “Sew What?” — is focused on a selection of works that explore various tactile materials, such as felt, knitted wool, thread and scraps of textile. Among the […]

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