Lite As Air

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Lite As Air Few spectacles are closer to the American heart than that of the professional famous person. Celebrity-worship is our culture’s vernacular faith, and (as the sociologist C. Wright Mills once said) our star system is the inevitable result of making a fetish out of competition. We venerate people who have done remarkable things, [&hellip
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EXHIBITIONS AMERICAN CRAFT MUSEUM 40 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th …

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40 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 956-3535. "The Beaded Universe: Strands of Culture" focuses on "the world’s most ancient & portable art form–beads" [through 1/30].   AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Central Park W. (79th St.), 769-5200. Annual showing of more than 300 tropical butterflies, "The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in [&hellip
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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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Rock ACME UNDERGROUND 9 Great Jones St. (Lafayette St.), 420-1934. WEDS: Squint, …

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9 Great Jones St. (Lafayette St.), 420-1934. WEDS: Squint, Congregation, Dulce, Mother Bacchus. THURS: Comacho, Cecil, John Strahm, Pony Express. FRI: Yahooteee Mormons, Arc, Satanicide, The Equation, Thomas Till 4. SAT: Teresa Dinan, Morealle, The Weekend Bowlers, Ressurection, Monkey Love, Foujin.   ARLENE GROCERY 95 Stanton St. (betw. Ludlow & Orchard Sts.), 358-1633. Free. WEDS: [&hellip
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ANYWHERE BUT HERE Anywhere But Here directed by …

Written by Matt Zoller Seitz on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Earth and Heaven Not many Hollywood movies listen to their characters as closely as Anywhere But Here, a moving story of the prickly relationship between an eccentric, deluded mother and her withdrawn, brooding teenage daughter making a new life for themselves in Los Angeles. The film gives its characters room to breathe and live. The [&hellip
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ON TOUR PET SHOP BOYS 11/11 at Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th …

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11/11 at Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th St. (betw. 8th & 9th Avs.), 564-4882; 8, $35-$45.   PRIMUS, INCUBUS, BUCKETHEAD 11/11 at Roseland, 239 W. 52nd St. (betw. 8th Ave. & B’way), 249-8870; 7:30, $22.50-$25.   DAVID GRISMAN QUINTET 11/13 at Town Hall, 123 West 43rd St. (betw. 6th & 7th Avs.), 307-4100, 8, $37.50-$30. [&hellip
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Film in Film in The Mirror The …

Written by Godfrey Cheshire on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Meanwhile, Iranian cinema has become semi-big among the ever-fewer American cinephiles who still devote serious attention to subtitled films, yet this, too, has entailed simplifications. The greatest reduces an extraordinarily complex artistic and cultural phenomenon to a rudimentary impression based on a handful of films of fairly recent vintage. That’s understandable, perhaps, and forgivable until [&hellip
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OTHER EVENTS Wednesday 11/10 A BOX OPERA NYPress’ Jonathan Ames takes on stunt …

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A BOX OPERA NYPress’ Jonathan Ames takes on stunt artist David Leslie during tonight’s "performance art boxing" event. Other participants incl. Sarah East Johnson, drag king Shelly Mars, artist Zero Boy & Michael "Soy Bomb" Portnoy; Orensanz Center, 172 Norfolk St. (betw. Houston & Stanton Sts.), 477-5288; 8, $20.   SPEAK TO ME Series at [&hellip
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A Box Opera, A Poetry Olympiad & Hiphop’s Silver Anniversary

Written by Adam Heimlich on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

So let’s enjoy this week’s dazzling bounty of events, which crackles underfoot like a blazing carpet of leaves. But hey, don’t step on those boxers. Yeah, they’re actually performance artists, but don’t think for a second that the bout between Jonathan Ames and David Leslie is one of those acrobatic nonplays that rope tourists in [&hellip
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