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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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ORIGINALLY POSTED OCT. 16, 2014  | BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  | Spaceworks, a non-profit that offers affordable studio space for artists, is renovating an over 20,000-square-foot building on Governors Island. The renovation will cost around $4.5 million, and the capital funds are coming through the city’s Dept. of Cultural Affairs. Once completed, it will house 43 […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  THE PUMPKIN PIE  SHOW: SEASICK From haunted houses to slasher films, there are faster ways to go to hell this Halloween — but nothing worms its way into your brain and stays there quite like a Pumpkin Pie Show. Clay McLeod Chapman, who never met a car trunk he didn’t want […]

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9 BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY 212-267-9700, bpcparks.org Preschool Art: Come learn art with paper, clay, wood, and paint. Ages 4 and under | Free, drop in | Nelson A. Rockefeller Park| 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. EVERY THURSDAY UNTIL 10/30 Art & Games: Age 5+ | Free, drop in | Nelson A. […]

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Two hands would be more than enough in most towns, but it won’t get the job done if you want to count the number of Village jazz venues offering classic, contemporary and cutting-edge music until the wee small hours of the morning. A half-decade ago, the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce began to recognize iconic […]

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BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  (stephaniebuhmann.com)  |  WES HEMPEL  |  Wes Hempel explores notions of masculinity by setting portraits of present-day men against backdrops that resemble paintings of the historical Neoclassical and High Renaissance era — Nicolas Poussin and Guido Reni frequently come to mind. Hempel’s work especially reflects his interest in masculine sexuality as it has […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  From the lobby greeter’s gentle disclaimer to the nervous pre-show audience chatter, there was no shortage of gallows humor surrounding the notion of spending an intense Thursday night at a show about close friends lost to AIDS — as if calling out the evening’s downbeat nature would take some of the […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  CRAZY 8 CARTOON FESTIVAL on EIGHTH STREET Close off the block, put up a screen, show some classic and cutting-edge cartoons and everybody will be happy — but the Crazy 8 Cartoon Festival has broader ambitions. Awaken your inner illustrator, by strolling a single block of West Eighth Street and taking […]

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