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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 […]

From The Chelsea Hotel to The Chintz Age

From The Chelsea Hotel to The Chintz Age

BY PUMA PERL | New Yorkers are notoriously, easily, justifiably irritated by geographical errors and timeline flubs when reading about their city. Fortunately, Ed Hamilton pretty much gets it right. “The Chintz Age,” a collection of short stories, is aptly described on the cover as telling “tales of love and loss.” The characters are living […]

SuZen Sees Visions of Light & Spirit

SuZen Sees Visions of Light & Spirit

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | For over 50 years, SuZen’s working and waking lives have been shaped by a devotion to fine art photography, design, travel, peace activism, and the creation of public art. “I’ve been a seeker all my life. I’ve been always connected to Buddhist images, loving light,” says the artist who legally changed […]

Just Do Art: Week of May 5, 2016

Just Do Art: Week of May 5, 2016

LETTERS TO SALA | Having survived seven Nazi forced-labor camps from 1941 to 1945, all while keeping a diary and preserving hundreds of letters and photos, Polish teenager Sala Garncarz settled in New York City with those materials, then proved equally adept at hiding the trove, and her experiences, from those she was closest to. Once […]

Carol From The Clouds, Where Fear Can’t Reach

Carol From The Clouds, Where Fear Can’t Reach

BY TRAV S.D. | One of the most exciting performance spaces in New York right now has got to be the back room at Pangea. Of late they have been playing host to a series of artists-in-residence who are character-based female singers — women who are not just amazing vocalists, but who bring larger-than-life personalities […]

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