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Rev. Jen, on “Four!” for $5 BY REV. JEN (revjen.com)  |  Mini Golf is completely underrated. It’s actually way more fun than “real” golf because you don’t need a caddy or a lot of money to do it and there’s not a lot of walking involved. Also, you can talk on a Mini Golf course (nothing […]

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Broadway, brunch, a bunhead and Barbra Over the next few weeks, the A&E section will welcome back some familiar contributors (Martin Denton on theater, Stephanie Buhmann on art) and debut a few new well-traveled experts in their fields (Ophira Eisenberg on storytelling). This week, we’re proud to introduce a column by Jim Caruso — who […]

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Pen Parentis launches a new season of author readings BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  If you spent last weekend scanning those back-to-school circulars with the ulterior motive of appropriating some of your kid’s writing supplies for your own desk, then you might already be a member of Pen Parentis. You’re certainly thinking like one. Through peer […]

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Common threads, among FringeNYC’s 185 shows BY SCOTT STIFFLER | If history is any indication (which it almost always is), here’s a blanket review of the 17th Annual New York International Fringe Festival that you can take to the bank, cash and then buy one of those all-the-shows-you-can-see “Lunatic” passes. Of the 185 dramatic, dance, […]

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Edoga’s ‘Beyond’ is nuanced and complex BY SERGEI BURBANK | We are forever tweaking the checklist that determines how parents provide spotless childhoods in order to create perfectly well-adjusted adults. While opinions continue to change on how to feed, dress and otherwise protect children against this dangerous world, a constant ingredient is a loving and […]

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BY VONYX (soundcloud.com/mikawvawn) | Moombahton Massive: Nadastrom & Sabo Being from DC you get a hefty dose of moombahton. High school parties are often catered to the music of high-pitched synth squeals and dudes howling along in snapbacks. If you go out dancing, the best club in DC, U Street Music Hall, is owned by […]

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Tasked with creating a surface design dictated by the shape and size of a kimono, New York and Connecticut-based fiber artists (from the group FiberartNE) eagerly took the challenge of this unusual focus. “Kimono Inspirations” is the result — and its 25 works are on display now, at one of Chelsea’s most consistently unique and […]

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By JERRY TALLMER  |  Take a letter, any letter…. After all, there are only 26 of them in our language. Take the letter “K,” for instance — “K” as in King Street in Greenwich Village, where one evening six years ago I was knocked down by a car driven by a lively young woman who stopped, […]

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Reverend Billy connects local dots to global concerns BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  You’re halfway home to making a sale if your book jacket delivers a compelling promise of things to come — and boy, does Revered Billy nail it. But is it too late to for salvation, even if you buy the message? With his […]

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For some, FringeNYC is an off-campus lab experiment BY MARTIN DENTON  (of nytheatre.com)  |  At the 2001 New York International Fringe Festival, you could have seen the original production of the cult camp musical “Debbie Does Dallas,” one of Clay McLeod Chapman’s early versions of  “The Pumpkin Pie Show” or Mike Daisey in his first […]

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