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A Kavagnawing Sense of Emptiness and Despair

A Kavagnawing Sense of Emptiness and Despair

BY MAX BURBANK Fair warning: This is yet another column about Brett Kavanaugh, his quest to become a Supreme Court Justice, and all the overstuffed, hideous man-baggage that goes with it. If that makes you want to stop reading, so be it, and I don’t blame you. Hell, I don’t want to write about it. […]

Green Peace: DragCon’s Michelle Visage, on Color Choices and Coworkers

Green Peace: DragCon’s Michelle Visage, on Color Choices and Coworkers

BY VICTOR O | New York City, already the epicenter of drag queen shows and shade, is about to get an unprecedented influx of glitter, gowns, sequins, wigs, weaves, makeup, and mayhem. From September 28 through 30, RuPaul’s DragCon — the world’s largest event celebrating drag culture — digs its high heels into the Javits […]

A Thing of Shreds and Patches Opens NY Quadrille

A Thing of Shreds and Patches Opens NY Quadrille

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | First The Joyce Theater’s carpenters reconfigured the auditorium, so all the spectators sit up close, on four sides of a newly built stage. Then choreographer Lar Lubovitch programmed a season of new work by some of Downtown’s most compelling dance artists, starting with John Jasperse Projects presenting his new “Hinterland” (through Sept. […]

Mingling and Cinema Magic at the 56th New York Film Festival

Mingling and Cinema Magic at the 56th New York Film Festival

BY RANIA RICHARDSON | Does your idea of going to the movies involve lounging in pajamas? Even if you’re accustomed to seeing the latest offerings from the comforts of home, there are plenty of reasons to get off the couch and attend the city’s quintessential cinema event. The 56th New York Film Festival (NYFF) kicks off […]

Dance on Deck for Fall

Dance on Deck for Fall

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL | Celebrating 15 years of presenting huge buffets of diverse, blue-chip dance at insanely low prices, this showcase offers five bills of four works for two performances each, including commissioned world premieres by Gemma Bond, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Justin Peck, Sonya Tayeh, Caleb Teicher, and Jennifer Weber. Also […]

Sokoloff Sees Chelsea

Sokoloff Sees Chelsea

PHOTO ESSAY BY JUDITH SOKOLOFF

Sokoloff Sees Chelsea

Sokoloff Sees Chelsea

PHOTO ESSAY BY JUDITH SOKOLOFF

Murray Hill is Fixin’ to ‘Break’

Murray Hill is Fixin’ to ‘Break’

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Just as Dick Clark had a long and defiant run as “America’s oldest teenager,” drag king Murray Hill gives no indication of intent to abdicate his well-earned position as the “hardest working middle-aged man in show business.” Having made his bones with a breezy, bawdy persona that draws on vaudeville, burlesque, borscht […]

No Woman is an Island: Gabri Christa Wrestles with Heritage and Family

No Woman is an Island: Gabri Christa Wrestles with Heritage and Family

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | Gabri Christa’s quiver holds many arrows. She dances, choreographs, writes, makes films, and teaches at Barnard. She was formerly a member of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, and later the artistic director of Staten Island’s Snug Harbor Cultural Center. She’s also a wife and mother, concerned with issues of family and nurture. […]

On Deck for Fall, a Cornucopia of Dance

On Deck for Fall, a Cornucopia of Dance

BY ELIZABETH ZIMMER | CROSSING THE LINE FESTIVAL | Sept. 18-Oct. 13 (crossingthelinefestival.org) | Produced by the French Institute/Alliance Française, the eclectic festival with the slightly transgressive title foregrounds dance events across the city in its 12th season.It opened with American choreographer Trajal Harrell showing “Caen Amour,” a re-imagining of hoochie coochie, Sept. 18 & 19 at […]