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By NOAH HUROWITZ  | He’s got this going for him, which is nice. Actor and living internet meme Bill Murray led a group of writers, poets, and verse lovers in Poets House’s annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday. The “Ghostbusters” and “Caddyshack” star is a fixture at the yearly stroll, and was joined […]

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BY PUMA PERL | When I first heard about Kiss Punch Poem, a weekly series at the Magnet Theater that merges poetry and comedic improv, my initial reaction was that there were two ways this could go: painfully bad or insanely hilarious. I am pleased to report that my experience reflects the second supposition. The […]

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  WEST CHELSEA ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS TOUR This annual self-guided tour gives you the opportunity to enter the minds — and the work spaces — of more than 30 West Chelsea artists, in nine buildings along the High Line between Westbeth Artists building and the West Chelsea Arts building. In close proximity to the tools […]

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BY SEAN EGAN | Since its inception in 2010, the Chelsea Music Festival (CMF) has been steadily gaining ground as must-attend event for serious music lovers. Using local landmarks such as St. Paul’s Church (315 W. 22nd St.) as performance venues, the Festival brings world-class music from around the globe to New York City. With […]

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BY SEAN EGAN | “Say you’ve walked by that building a million times, but never saw the sunlight glint that way, or that little piece of graffiti, or the man who is always standing in the window,” Stephanie Gray hypothesizes. “It makes you think of the many stories we don’t know, and how you thought […]

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This publication ran brief observations on “The Wolfpack” during our coverage of the Tribeca Film Festival (April 15-26). The following contains full reviews by Puma Perl and Rania Richardson, based on seeing the film during a pre-festival press screening. “The Wolfpack” opens June 12 at Anthology Film Archives (see the bottom of this page for details). […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Some leave locks on bridges as a testament to their bond with another, only to endanger the very structure that inspired them. Then, there are some who walk a connective span, swoon at the skyline, put pen to paper and create something just as intimate as romantic love, but more lasting […]

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BY JIM MELLOAN | Sometime in 1965 or ’66, I recall seeing an album by Tom Jones in Baron’s, the local drug store in Westfield, NJ. I thought he was the ugliest man I’d ever seen. Looking back on his album covers now, I can’t imagine which one it was. He doesn’t look at all bad […]

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BY REVEREND JEN (rev-jen.com) | This morning, I had a conversation with my boyfriend, Joe, which went something like this: Me: I would really love a burrito from Puebla Coffee Shop. Joe: It’s closed. Me: We could go to Benny’s Burrittos. Joe: It’s closed. Me: A falafel from Bereket? Joe: Closed. I wish we could go to […]

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THE UPPER ROOM What happens to the back-to-the-land movement when the sea threatens to claim the soil meant to sustain its participants? Set on an island off the north coast of Maine, the members of a one-thriving commune can all fit around a lone table. There, they gather to confront the changing environment — in […]

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