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Two to Consider for 10th Congressional District: Nadler and Levin

Two to Consider for 10th Congressional District: Nadler and Levin

Congressmember Jerry Nadler: Progressive Champion BY CONGRESSMEMBER JERRY NADLER (nadler.house.gov) | As a veteran Democratic Congressmember, I have worked throughout my career to make politics in New York City and Washington serve the needs of everyday New Yorkers. I was first elected to Congress in 1992, and in late 2017,I was honored to be elected Ranking […]

Murderer’s Misplaced Rage Answered Compassion with Carnage

Murderer’s Misplaced Rage Answered Compassion with Carnage

BY GERALDO RIVERA | Driving on Route 80 from New York through the lovely Poconos on my way home to Cleveland, I heard on the radio about the outrage regarding the Tree of Life Synagogue. Like hurricanes and all such unfolding disasters, mass murders take a while until the full extent of the trauma is realized. […]

Getting Old is for Great Stars: Elaine May Amazes in ‘Waverly Gallery’

Getting Old is for Great Stars: Elaine May Amazes in ‘Waverly Gallery’

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | It’s been 57 years since Elaine May and her comedy partner, Mike Nichols, catapulted to stardom from the stage of Broadway’s John Golden Theatre. Since then, she’s become a showbiz legend: writing, directing, and starring in movies like “A New Leaf,” “The Heartbreak Kid,” “Ishtar,” and “The Birdcage,” while punching up the […]

Just Do Art

Just Do Art

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Take one loaded phrase, task six artists with taking it on, and the results will range from politically charged to ecologically aware to totally trippy. Such is the case with the works on display at the upcoming Westbeth Gallery exhibition, “Conflict of Interest.” Provoking their audience to “question what is going on […]

Halloween has a ‘Big Top’ Queen in its Ring

Halloween has a ‘Big Top’ Queen in its Ring

BY SCOTT STIFFLER Once upon a time, when traveling spectacles blew into town offering trapeze acts, games of chance, and all manner of exotic marvels, children dreamed of running away and joining the circus. Now, the circus of old is a species as endangered as the trained animal acts whose presence inside sawdust-strewn tents has […]

Fall Dance Festivals Galore

Fall Dance Festivals Galore

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | American Dance Guild Performance Festival | Oct 25-28| This venerable organization supports the dance community with an annual festival that honors the lifetime achievement of distinguished choreographers, living and dead. This year’s lineup includes celebrations of Jane Comfort and the late Eleo Pomare, and includes archival footage from Celia Ipiotis’s Eye on […]

Just Do Art

Just Do Art

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Keenly aware of history, and ever-mindful of the need to address contemporary acts of hate and anti-Semitism, New York Hebrew, a Chelsea-based after-school Jewish education destination, is marking 80 years since Kristallnacht with a message of hope, delivered by Eva Schloss — a Holocaust survivor, and Anne Frank’s stepsister. Schloss will recall […]

Tilting at Construction Sites

Tilting at Construction Sites

With this artfully framed piece of work, dedicated West 16th Street denizen Paul Groncki — who’s involved in a slew of neighborhood improvement groups and projects — can add “contributing photographer” to his list of credits. “Thought you might enjoy this photo of Don Quixote vanquishing a [Chelsea Hotel] construction site mess,” he wrote. We […]

Off-Site Kryptonite: New York Comic Con’s ‘Spaced-Out’ West Side Subplot

Off-Site Kryptonite: New York Comic Con’s ‘Spaced-Out’ West Side Subplot

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | It was just a few hours into the first day at New York Comic Con (NYCC; Oct. 4-7). A cheerful PR woman at a booth told me that Thursday at this year’s con was a little more crowded than usual. “But it’s not like Saturday,” she added, with a mixture of excitement […]

Graham Cracks: A Timely Take on Trump’s Lickspittle Surrogate

Graham Cracks: A Timely Take on Trump’s Lickspittle Surrogate

BY MAX BURBANK Ouch. Tough couple of weeks, folks. Brett “Beer’s Most Passionate Spokesman” Kavanaugh seated on the Supreme Court; Melania “Most Bullied Woman on Earth” Trump jauntily cosplaying Nazi-lite “Raiders of the Lost Ark” villain René Belloq; Kanye “Crazy Motherf—-r” West says “Motherf—-r” in the Oval Office for the first time since Millard Fillmore […]

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