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Chisholm Larsson: Poster Boys for Vintage Posters

Chisholm Larsson: Poster Boys for Vintage Posters

BY JUDY L. RICHHEIMER | Robert Chisholm, co-owner with husband, Lars Larsson, of the vintage poster gallery Chisholm Larsson (145 Eighth Ave. near W. 17th St.), shrugged off his own generosity. Two patrons wanted to buy postcards — Chisholm Larsson carries small and oversized cards, reproducing some of the gallery’s collection — but one had only […]

A Cruel Summer of Supreme Consequences

A Cruel Summer of Supreme Consequences

BY MAX BURBANK Monday night, President Trump ended the suspense and gave Brett Kavanaugh the rose. It’s hard to say just what about the young circuit judge Trump dug the most, except that it’s really not. The president’s “short list” was written by the Federalist Society — a cabal of noted, elderly, white male conservatives, […]

You & Me and Mummenschanz: Troupe’s Vignettes Captivate, Amaze

You & Me and Mummenschanz: Troupe’s Vignettes  Captivate, Amaze

BY TRAV S.D. If you’re like many people in my social media feeds, you periodically retreat from the sturm und drang of world affairs in these troubled times to seek solace in the refuge of GIFs and videos capturing cute baby animals and the like. Right on schedule, a certain beloved mime troupe has returned […]

Fireboat Gets Eye-Popping Paint Job; Return to Pier 66a Pending

Fireboat Gets Eye-Popping Paint Job; Return to Pier 66a Pending

BY COLIN MIXSON | A historic fireboat that assisted emergency workers during the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks has gotten a trippy new paint job inspired by an oddball camouflage scheme that was popular on the high seas during World War I. The John J. Harvey’s razzle dazzle paint job — a Public Art Fund […]

At Overthrow, Counterculture and Counterpunching Share the Card

At Overthrow, Counterculture and Counterpunching Share the Card

BY PUMA PERL | Back in 2010, two friends and I initiated a poetry/performance series at the Yippie Museum Café. Every week, we chanted and burned sage in a losing battle against the smell of the feral cats that lived upstairs. Ibogaine enthusiasts trooped down to their basement meetings, cheerfully ignoring the boundaries being broken onstage. […]

Finding Humanity in the Heart of Vintage New York

Finding Humanity in the Heart of Vintage New York

BY NORMAN BORDEN | Despite his death in a plane crash in 1959 at the age of 39, Dan Weiner had an outsize influence on photographers and photography. Steven Kasher Gallery is currently presenting an impressive exhibition of vintage black and white prints spanning nearly 20 years of his work. “Dan Weiner: Vintage New York, 1940–1959” […]

Make a Point of Seeing ‘INK MADE’

Make a Point of Seeing ‘INK MADE’

BY MION EDWARDS | The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) held a June 14 reception where 2018 MFA in Illustration graduate students displayed their Visual Thesis Exhibition, which brought together the unique styles of seven artists into one harmonious expression of creativity. “INK MADE” not only serves as the name of the […]

Cutting-Edge Games Fest Has Something New for a ‘Change’

Cutting-Edge Games Fest Has Something New for a ‘Change’

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | The Games for Change Festival has always been ahead of the game, in terms of the social impact of video games. Each year, its panelists and curators examine how games can be used to promote positive change in civics, education, and health. With its 15th installment taking place June 28-30, the […]

Three Cheers for Pride Parades!

Three Cheers for Pride Parades!

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | Everyone loves a parade — but marching in a parade is much more fun than watching one. I perform with a team of LGBT cheerleaders called Cheer New York, and every year the squad marches in New York’s Pride parades. Cheer New York doesn’t cheer for a sports team; we cheer […]

Skills in the Vaudeville Tradition: Drag is Alive, Kicking, Yodeling, Fire-Eating

Skills in the Vaudeville Tradition: Drag is Alive, Kicking, Yodeling, Fire-Eating

BY TRAV S.D. | During Pride Month, drag performers often rightfully get an extra amount of play, attention, and celebration. So we thought it would be fun to take a look at several drag artists from show business history who didn’t just sing, dance, lip sync or tell jokes, but who possessed at least one […]