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MOME’s Menin Brings Back Grammys, Backs Empowering Initiatives

MOME’s Menin Brings Back Grammys, Backs Empowering Initiatives

BY WINNIE McCROY | When Commissioner Julie Menin of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) saw an opportunity to reclaim a prestige event, she didn’t skip a beat — and now, just in time to celebrate their 60th anniversary, the Grammy Awards are back in the New York groove. Set to broadcast worldwide […]

The Flea Flies High in a New Home

The Flea Flies High in a New Home

BY TRAV S.D. | Much change of an ostensibly positive sort has been taking place at major Off-Off Broadway institutions in recent months. As we have reported here, La MaMa is now beginning a major renovation project, and Performance Space New York (formerly PS122) has just reopened, with a new artistic director at the helm. […]

Danger at the Disco: Meaty ‘Pigs’ Has Much to Feast On

Danger at the Disco: Meaty ‘Pigs’ Has Much to Feast On

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Bouncing off the walls of Chelsea’s Irish Repertory Theatre with the pent-up energy and destructive potential of a storm wave that’s finally made its way to shore, “Disco Pigs” gleefully wallows in the twin-like bond between a boy (Colin Campbell as Pig) and a girl (Evanna Lynch as Runt) born on the […]

Donzo’s Proto SOTU: Peek at Pending State of the Union Points

Donzo’s Proto SOTU: Peek at Pending State of the Union Points

BY MAX BURBANK | On January 30, Donald J. Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address — unless he doesn’t. He’s not legally required to, and it’s not like he gets what laws are, right? He loves not doing things other president have done; no Kennedy Center Honors, no White House Correspondents’ […]

Treasure Trove: ‘Trinkets’ Has Heart, Sass, Ass, Stroll

Treasure Trove: ‘Trinkets’ Has Heart, Sass, Ass, Stroll

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Ask if he’s a cop before getting into the car, don’t do anything until you’ve been paid, and contain your stroll to the Village side of the Meatpacking District — because the Chelsea precinct? “They will arrest a bitch in a minute.” That’s the job training dispensed by skilled and savvy […]

Retro Perspective: Rev. Jen Forges Ahead by Looking Back

Retro Perspective: Rev. Jen Forges Ahead by Looking Back

BY REV. JEN MILLER | I think it’s safe to say that the best thing about 2017 is that it’s over. Globally, it was a political and environmental disaster. Personally, 2017 was not exactly rainbows and unicorns, but more a mix of “upheaval” and “crushing depression,” which I’ve documented in past columns. Hence, I won’t rehash […]

New Name, Next Chapter for Refurbished PS122

New Name, Next Chapter for Refurbished PS122

BY TRAV S.D. | January is a traditional time of regeneration, renewal and reinvention, when good news of any sort is widely celebrated. Longtime Downtown arts fans have much to cheer in that department now that PS122 has opened its doors to the public, for the first time in six years, for the 13th and […]

Tantrums and Tyranny: An All Access Account of Cut-Rate Leadership

Tantrums and Tyranny: An All Access Account of Cut-Rate Leadership

BY MAX BURBANK | Breaking News! Michael Wolff ignites a media firestorm and turns Washington, DC on its head with the release of his scathing, tell-all indictment of a pathological Liar-in-Chief surrounded by la- la-la-la-la, etc. Well, it’s all crap. I don’t mean the book is inaccurate. It’s dead-on. I just mean A) The administration’s […]

Buhmann on Art: ‘Cabinet of Horrors’ at The Drawing Center

Buhmann on Art: ‘Cabinet of Horrors’ at The Drawing Center

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN | Born in 1942, Judith Bernstein has long created radical drawings that address her feminist and anti-war activism. However, it was only recently, at the age of 72, that she finally achieved massive critical acclaim. Today, her oeuvre does not only seem as current as ever, but her unabashed, fearless outspokenness is much-needed. […]

Just Do Art: The Skin and Brains Edition

Just Do Art: The Skin and Brains Edition

HOTSY TOTSY BURLESQUE TRIBUTE TO STEPHEN KING | After gleefully indulging in the November through December bounty of buffets, high-calorie drinks, and must-gobble baked goods, just be grateful that our recent cold snap provides a practical reason to dress in layers that camouflage the consequences of holiday gluttony. For the hard bodies of Hotsy Totsy Burlesque, […]