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Sex and Death: Read All About It!

Sex and Death: Read All About It!

BY TRAV S.D. | For someone who can’t be pigeonholed (humorist? playwright? poet? clown? comedian? performance artist? horror writer? LGBT icon?), the phenomenon of nature known to the public as Dandy Darkly is totally distinctive. Living fully up to his pseudonym, Darkly is a Southern Gothic steampunk grotesque given to flamboyant recitations and flights of […]

Axis Theatre Company Gives New Life to ‘Dead End’

Axis Theatre Company Gives New Life to ‘Dead End’

BY TRAV S.D. | Some names of the theatre deserve to have been forgotten; playwright Sidney Kingsley (1906-1995) isn’t one of them. Kingsley invented not one but at least three original genres of the stage and screen. His forte was to take a fascinating American subculture, obsessively research it, and then depict it on stage. […]

Art on A Merges Mediums, Champions Community

Art on A Merges Mediums, Champions Community

BY PUMA PERL | Last week, Wendy Scripps, the owner of Wendigo Productions and Art on A, and I met up at the Bowery Electric’s Friday Happy Hour to chat about her work and her vision. This year, she is the Acker Award recipient for community activism; many folks acknowledge her as “The Godmother of […]

Tribeca Film Festival Reviews

Tribeca Film Festival Reviews

THE TRIBECA FILM FESTVAL presents screenings and events through April 30. More reviews will be added to this roundup, once the film’s first festival screening has taken place. If you’re reading this after a particular film’s last festival screening, take heart — many of the fest’s flicks are picked up for theatrical distribution later in […]

A Steaming Pile of Triumphs: Trump’s First 100 Days

A Steaming Pile of Triumphs: Trump’s First 100 Days

BY MAX BURBANK | If you’re reading this on the day it was posted — Wednesday, April 19 — it’s Donald Trump’s 90th day as (it still feels nightmarish to say it) President of the United Sates. But see, the 100th day is next Saturday, so I figure I’ll do early, scoop everybody, and maybe […]

Top Picks, Tribeca Film Festival Flicks

Top Picks, Tribeca Film Festival Flicks

BY SEAN EGAN | All day long and well into the night, on screens in Chelsea and its namesake neighborhood, April 19–30’s calendar marks the Tribeca Film Festival’s (TFF) “Sweet 16” — and much like a teenager hitting that age, TFF is growing in ways both expected (an ever-expanding dossier of titles) and surprising (it’s […]

‘Immersive’ Blender — VR is Here to Stay at TFF

‘Immersive’ Blender — VR is Here to Stay at TFF

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | There used to be a debate over whether or not video games could be art. Now the new kid on the block is Virtual Reality (VR). Those at the forefront of storytelling are starting to see that VR is neither a fad nor a toy, and that it has a place […]

Renovated Quad Cinema Corners Its Niche

Renovated Quad Cinema Corners Its Niche

BY SEAN EGAN | “You go back and look at listings in New York Magazine from the late ’70s of movie theaters, and you’ll see there were dozens of movie theaters Downtown, and none of them are around anymore,” explained film programmer C. Mason Wells. “They’re all practically gone — but the Quad remains. The […]

Rolling Out a Slice of Village Art Psychedelia

Rolling Out a Slice of Village Art Psychedelia

BY DENNIS LYNCH | Chelsea’s Printed Matter bookstore is running a career-spanning exhibit of works of one of the Lower East Side’s fiercest, but one of its least-known, anti-establishment artists, Richard Tyler. “The Schizophrenic Bomb: Richard Tyler and the Uranian Press” examines Tyler’s work as an artist, thinker and co-founder of the Uranian Phalanstery, a […]

Mural Targeting Misogynistic Language Doesn’t Mince Words

Mural Targeting Misogynistic Language Doesn’t Mince Words

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | Imagine, if you will, a category on Jeopardy devoted to the things that politicians say about women. I’ll take things politicians say about women for 500, Alex. “Some girls, they rape so easy.” Who is Roger Rivard, a Republican and former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly? “Rape is kinda […]