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BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  (stephaniebuhmann.com) RIDLEY HOWARD: CITY WAVES At first glance, Ridley Howard’s stunning paintings can be described as a witty mash-up of abstraction and figuration. Here, figures are embedded and framed by fields of abstract shapes and solid color. The scope of this particular body of work is extensive, addressing classical figuration, futurism and Bauhaus-inspired […]

BY PUMA PERL  |  I couldn’t be happier to report that the spirit of discovery is alive and well as demonstrated by the Rocky Presents shows, and that a new generation is learning that poetry lives on in the streets, and in the hearts and souls of those who least expect it. It’s amazing how everything […]

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BY SEAN EGAN  |  “Nightmare” did not become New York City’s longest-running haunted attraction by remaining static or playing things safe. In each of its 11 years in operation, this adult-oriented haunted house company has switched things up, providing an entirely new theme and show. Most recently, the company’s examined the lives and crimes of […]

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BY TRAV S.D.  (travsd.wordpress.com)  |  The actor Vincent Price starred in films of every genre throughout his long career, but above all he will forever be associated with horror. Tall, mustachioed and cultured in a manner alien to all contemporary American movie stars, Price excelled at playing villains in the sort of campy Gothic horror […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  LIVE MAG! MONSTER WORD MASH  |  It may be sick in bed, but rumors of the print medium’s death have been greatly exaggerated — and in a Frankensteinian experiment meant to keep changing times from storming its castle, Live Magazine did the mash. “Live Mag!” is a performance event that coincides with […]

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BY TRAV S.D. (travsd.wordpress.com)  |  In these times of multiple daily apocalypses (environmental, biological, socio-political), there are an infinite number of possible human responses. The mass media would apparently like us to panic and stay tuned. Retailers would like us to panic and go shopping. Politicians would like us to panic and run to them for […]

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BY SEAN EGAN  |  Before entering Blood Manor haunted house proper, visitors are ushered into a small hallway and greeted by a large man, decked out in a garish suit and top hat combo, wearing bold, fluorescent face paint that glows in the black lights that illuminate the corridor. The man, standing tall, proceeds to […]

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Gristedes getting better To The Editor: For the past six months, I have been the store manager at the Gristedes located at 71 South End Ave. in Battery Park City. I quickly realized how fortunate I was to be working in such a close-knit community with local residents who take great pride in our neighborhood. One of […]

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BY JOSH ROGERS  |  It’s not often a local community asks the city to spend less money on a project and tells officials not to worry about how long it takes to finish, but that’s exactly the message Seaport leaders are telling the city regarding the long-awaited construction of Peck Slip Plaza. It still may turn […]

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Anne Frank’s childhood friend and stepsister, Eva Schloss, will share her wartime experiences and discuss the publishing of Frank’s diary on Wed., Nov. 5 at 7: 30 p.m. at P.S. 89’s theater, located at 201 Warren St. Schloss, a Holocaust survivor, met Frank as a child while both families were in Holland after Germany invaded […]

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