THEATER In Previews GOD OF VENGEANCE Sholom Asch’s 1932 controversial play about a …

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GOD OF VENGEANCE Sholom Asch’s 1932 controversial play about a Jewish male Madame who attempts to marry his daughter off; Show World, 671 8th Ave. (betw. 42nd & 43rd Sts.,), 269-4849; Sat., Mon. & Tues. at 8, Sun. at 2 & 7:30, free [opens 11/27, through 1/2].   hamlet Andrei Serban directs Shakespeare’s classic, part [&hellip
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FILM & VIDEO Wednesday 11/17 FEATURING…HORIZONS WEST Hardened trail drivers, wandering vigilantes & …

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FEATURING…HORIZONS WEST Hardened trail drivers, wandering vigilantes & enamored saloon owners converge this month to kick up a rowdy cloud of dust in Shane, 16 mm, color, 118 min.; Donnell Library Ctr. Auditorium, NY Public Library, 20 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 621-0609; 2:30, free. GOETHE INSTITUTE Screening of Der Mann auf [&hellip
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SKITS & IMPROV BURN MANHATTAN Improv multimedia comedy; Nada 45, 445 W. …

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Improv multimedia comedy; Nada 45, 445 W. 45th St., 4th Fl. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 502-0868; Fri. & Sat. at 10, $8.   camera shy seniors Sketch comedy troupe performs some of their "best of" skits, preceded by Brain Tucker’s stand-up; Gotham Comedy Club, 34 W. 22nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 591-1820; [&hellip
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Q&A With Perv’s Jerry Stahl

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Fiction Is the Last Frontier Jerry Stahl’s memoir Permanent Midnight (later made into that movie staring Ben Stiller) blew me away–its wicked humor, brilliant language, his breathtaking honesty in telling how he plunged from being a Hollywood tv writer to a low-down street junkie. I became friends with Jerry Stahl more than two and a [&hellip
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LECTURES/WORKSHOPS Wednesday 11/17 AMERICAN GARDEN ORNAMENT: TWO CENTURIES OF AMERICAN TASTE Barbara Israel …

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AMERICAN GARDEN ORNAMENT: TWO CENTURIES OF AMERICAN TASTE Barbara Israel gives illustrated lecture on antique garden ornament at NY School of Interior Design, 170 E. 70th St. (betw. 3rd & Lexington Aves.), 472-1500 ext.194; 6, $10.   CREATING AN EFFECTIVE RESUME "Stress Reducing" workshop held at Marble Collegiate Church, 3 W. 29th St. (5th Ave), [&hellip
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Raging Against the Machine

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Even if left-wing activism was necessarily righteous, and God knows it isn’t even if shameful yuppies don’t, Rage’s claims of musical and ethical superiority would be suspect. For starters, The Battle of Los Angeles is blatantly pro-war–don’t any of the old hippies at the Voice or Rolling Stone have something to say about that? The [&hellip
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Rock Rock ACME UNDERGROUND 9 Great Jones St. (Lafayette St.), 420-1934. WEDS: Saccharine, …

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ACME UNDERGROUND 9 Great Jones St. (Lafayette St.), 420-1934. WEDS: Saccharine, Gofo, Koko, One Cat Left, Hostile Omiish. THURS: Queen’s Noise Night. FRI: Half Man Wonder, Fake Brain, Desvio, Hedge, Birthmark, Peter’s Blade. SAT: Ann Somers, Emma Gibbs Band, Photo By Dog, The Strokes, Voyage, Tortured By Voices. TUES: Aberdeen Lizards, Dan Nicholson, My Brothers [&hellip
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The Bone Collector, Sleepy Hollow

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Separate and Unequal Face it: Movie culture has split in two–films now appeal to either the dumb or the deluded. While critics labor under the fantasy that there is an audience for intelligent, sometimes serious movies, along comes a Titanic, a Blair Witch Project and more recently The Bone Collector and Double Jeopardy, proving that [&hellip
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ON TOUR LIVE, CIBO MATTO 11/19 at Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th …

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11/19 at Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Avs.), 564-4882, 8, $27.50.   LUCINDA WILLIAMS 11/19 at Roseland, 239 W. 52nd St. (betw. 8th Ave. & B’way), 249-8870; 8, $25.   CHEB MAMI 11/20 at Beacon Theatre, 2124 B’way (74th St.), 496-7070, 8, $25-$35.   CAFE TACUBA 11/22 at Irving Plaza, [&hellip
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SLEEPY HOLLOW Sleepy Hollow directed by Tim Burton Neither …

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Neither Sleepy Nor Hollow The poster tagline isn’t kidding: Heads do roll in Tim Burton’s latest, a reworking of Washington Irving’s classic horror tale. Martin Landau, in a cameo as a town elder, buys it in the opening moments of the picture, his noggin separated from his torso by the implacable, black-clad Headless Horseman, who [&hellip
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