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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 […]

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BY TRAV S.D. | The reader may take it as a sign of Company XIV’s nonstop vibrancy that, after eight years of writing about them in 10 separate articles and reviews, your correspondent still finds new and interesting hooks to latch on to. Austin McCormick’s neo-baroque dance company has gone through many moves and changes during […]

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BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | If you can get enough loyal followers to follow your social media feed, and let businesses know that you’re willing to tag their product in your posts, then you’ve got it made as a highly-paid social media “Influencer.” But how can a nobody look glamorous enough to build such a following in […]

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PHOTO ESSAY BY BOB KRASNER (from Sept. 1’s “Wigstock 2.HO” at Pier 17)

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PHOTO ESSAY BY BOB KRASNER (from Sept. 1’s “Wigstock 2.HO” at Pier 17)

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BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | There’s nothing worse than middle-aged New Yorkers complaining about how the city has changed since the “good old days” — but it’s wonderful when cranky old coots get up and actually do something to recreate the lost wonders of the city. That’s exactly what drag queen Lady Bunny and Neil Patrick Harris […]

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PHOTO ESSAY BY BOB KRASNER (from Sept. 1’s “Wigstock 2.HO” at Pier 17)

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BY BOB KRASNER | I remember seeing a flier on an East Village lamppost years ago, advertising something called Wigstock. This will be interesting, I thought. Talk about understatement — it was fascinating. I made it a point to go every year that I could (I was at almost every one), shooting god knows how much film and […]

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BY VICTOR O | Ensconced in a corner of the sprawling staging area one floor below the rooftop venue where Sept. 1’s Wigstock 2.HO weaved its magic, NYC Community Media’s four-person team waited patiently for a trail of drag queens to avail themselves. But the demands of glitter, gloss, and glam (to say nothing of tucking) took its […]

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BY MAX BURBANK | It’s September, but it’s still hot as hell in much of the country, not least our nation’s capitol, and in more ways than one. If my column were fiction (and you’ve no idea how much and how often I wish it were), my opening sentence would be an example of the […]

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