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Old-Fashioned Gore and Creatures of the Night

Old-Fashioned Gore and Creatures of the Night

BY SEAN EGAN  |  Before entering Blood Manor haunted house proper, visitors are ushered into a small hallway and greeted by a large man, decked out in a garish suit and top hat combo, wearing bold, fluorescent face paint that glows in the black lights that illuminate the corridor. The man, standing tall, proceeds to […]

A ‘Tempest’ Trilogy Galvanized by Sandy’s Tide

A ‘Tempest’ Trilogy Galvanized by Sandy’s Tide

BY TRAV S.D. (travsd.wordpress.com)  |  In these times of multiple daily apocalypses (environmental, biological, socio-political), there are an infinite number of possible human responses. The mass media would apparently like us to panic and stay tuned. Retailers would like us to panic and go shopping. Politicians would like us to panic and run to them for […]

Rediscovered Film Gives Glimpse of Penn South’s Past

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  Serendipity played a starring role in the making of 1973’s “Domestic Tranquility,” a short film set in Chelsea’s Penn South that now gives a glimpse into the neighborhood’s past. “It was really a wonderful accident,” the filmmaker Harriet Kriegel told Chelsea Now during a recent visit to her Penn South […]

A Terrifying Trek Through NYC History and Fiction

A Terrifying Trek Through NYC History and Fiction

BY SEAN EGAN   |  “Nightmare” did not become New York City’s longest-running haunted attraction by remaining static or playing things safe. In each of its 11 years in operation, this adult-oriented haunted house company has switched things up, providing an entirely new theme and show. Most recently, the company’s examined the lives and crimes […]

The ‘Price’ is Right for Halloween

The ‘Price’ is Right for Halloween

BY TRAV S.D.  (travsd.wordpress.com)   |  The actor Vincent Price starred in films of every genre throughout his long career, but above all he will forever be associated with horror. Tall, mustachioed and cultured in a manner alien to all contemporary American movie stars, Price excelled at playing villains in the sort of campy Gothic […]

Halloween Happenings to Frighten, Scar and Even Enlighten

Halloween Happenings to Frighten, Scar and Even Enlighten

BY SCOTT STIFFLER    HALLOWEEN ONBOARD  THE GHOSTSHIP FRYING PAN  Built in 1929, United States Lightship #115 is now enjoying life as the Lightship Frying Pan (open to the public for free during the hours of Pier 66 Maritime Bar & Grill). For one terrifying night only, though, the good ship becomes a ghost ship […]

‘It’s Only a Play’ But You’ll Like It

‘It’s Only a Play’ But You’ll Like It

BY SCOTT STIFFLER   |  Desperately clinging to the notion that they have a Tony-caliber hit on their hands, a group of high-strung theater types puff their chests and lick their wounds in the bedroom of a lavish East Side townhouse as those all-important opening night reviews trickle in. Downstairs, “the party of the year […]

Buhmann on Art, Week of Oct. 9, 2014

Buhmann on Art, Week of Oct. 9, 2014

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  (stephaniebuhmann.com)  |  WES HEMPEL  |  Wes Hempel explores notions of masculinity by setting portraits of present-day men against backdrops that resemble paintings of the historical Neoclassical and High Renaissance era — Nicolas Poussin and Guido Reni frequently come to mind. Hempel’s work especially reflects his interest in masculine sexuality as it has […]

Win a Pair of Tickets to Village Jazz Alive

Win a Pair of Tickets to Village Jazz Alive

Two hands would be more than enough in most towns, but it won’t get the job done if you want to count the number of Village jazz venues offering classic, contemporary and cutting-edge music until the wee small hours of the morning. A half-decade ago, the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce began to recognize iconic […]

Karen Finley’s Feel-Good AIDS Rage

Karen Finley’s Feel-Good AIDS Rage

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  From the lobby greeter’s gentle disclaimer to the nervous pre-show audience chatter, there was no shortage of gallows humor surrounding the notion of spending an intense Thursday night at a show about close friends lost to AIDS — as if calling out the evening’s downbeat nature would take some of the […]

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