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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. […]

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PHOTO ESSSAY BY BOB KRASNER: Scenes from the Red (okay, pinkish) Carpet and Beyond, at RuPaul’s DragCon, NYC, Sept. 28-30

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Dance on Deck for Fall

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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 […]

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BY MICHAEL ROCK | If your early October travels find you walking past the High Line, arguably Chelsea’s most notable — certainly noticable — attraction, you might hear perhaps one or two haunting melodies. The tunes are not the ghosts of the neighborhood ushering in the Halloween season, but rather a few of the 1,000 singers […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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BY TRAV S.D. | “No darkness lasts forever,” wrote the late Ursula K. Le Guin in her 1972 young adult novel “The Farthest Shore” — “And even there, there are stars.” This month a couple of stars have descended upon us from Canada to enact their own struggle against the night, inviting the audience to come […]

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