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Gizmos and Games as Gifts for Geeks

Gizmos and Games as Gifts for Geeks

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Geeks can be a fickle lot, especially when trying to buy gifts for them. New paradigm-shifting tech sometimes arrives with little fanfare. Early adopters of new gadgets are often filled with buyer’s remorse when their new toy turns out to be a dud. We tried out a few of the gizmos […]

‘Morbid’ Is Alive With Wisdom, Humor, Chops

‘Morbid’ Is Alive With Wisdom, Humor, Chops

BY TRAV S.D. | Don’t get the wrong impression from the title of the new holiday-themed cabaret show at Pangea: The overall takeaway from the charming “Tis the Season to be Morbid” — starring Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier — is warmth and affection, not darkness. The premise is that the pair are playing “Austin” […]

The Mink Who Stole Christmas Back

The Mink Who Stole Christmas Back

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | When the world seems cold and cruel, and absent the kind of seasonal spirit that motivates you to throw back the covers and forge ahead instead of curling up and calling in sick, there’s one surefire way to give gloom the heave-ho, ho, ho: Knock back a cocktail, wrap yourself in […]

Just Do Art: Extra-Festive Holiday Edition

Just Do Art: Extra-Festive Holiday Edition

HOTSY TOTSY BURLESQUE TRIBUTES THE “STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL” | A long time ago, in a far-out, far, far away place known as the pop culture landscape of 1970s America, confidence gained from the phenomenal box office success of “Star Wars” got the best of its creator, George Lucas, who would almost immediately disavow the debacle […]

Froth and Go Forth: ‘GATHER!’ at Reverend Billy’s New Show

Froth and Go Forth: ‘GATHER!’ at Reverend Billy’s New Show

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Marching as to war armed only with wit, a white suit and collar, and Elvis-meets-evangelist hair that’s every bit as enigmatic as the dome-topper sported by our president-elect, Reverend Billy is a preacher whose dire warnings about the high cost of putting profit before people no longer requires the leap of […]

Rev. Jen Goes Trolling — For Fun!

Rev. Jen Goes Trolling — For Fun!

BY REV. JEN MILLER | If you’ve been following my column, you know that, in the past year and a half, my boyfriend Joe got cancer and I lost my job and my apartment of 21 years (which also served as the Troll Museum). Therefore, it should come as no surprise that I am writing […]

Buhmann on Art: Richard Long at Judd Foundation

Buhmann on Art: Richard Long at Judd Foundation

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN | Born in 1945 in Bristol, England, Richard Long is best known for radical works that transform natural materials and landscapes into sculptures. One of his great admirers was Donald Judd. In fact, throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Judd wrote extensively on the British sculptor, once proclaiming him to be “the best […]

This ‘Richard’ Puts Power Plays Through a Slaughterhouse Prism

This ‘Richard’ Puts Power Plays Through a Slaughterhouse Prism

BY TRAV S.D. | Step by step, a thuggish strong man takes the people around him by surprise and seizes a country through a ruthless campaign of evil and revenge. No, I’m not talking about the latest news headlines, although I could be. I am referring of course to the plot of Shakespeare’s “Richard III” […]

Just Do Art: Week of Nov. 17, 2016

Just Do Art: Week of Nov. 17, 2016

WEST CHELSEA STREET ART & GRAFFITI TOUR  From officially commissioned works created over the course of a week, to small squiggled designs that crop up overnight and at odds with the law, West Chelsea walls are full of words and images that have woven themselves into the fabric of the neighborhood. But how did they […]

Picking Apart The Trump Cake America Baked

Picking Apart The Trump Cake America Baked

BY MAX BURBANK | I do not know how to write this article. Clearly I’m too stupid, as I never for an instant entertained the idea I’d have to. It’s cold comfort that almost every political writer out there is in the same boat — a big, listing, boatload of stupid. I’ve scrapped six or […]

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