A Conversation with Lee Stringer

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Wise Counsel Before Lee Stringer’s first book–Grand Central Winter–came out in 1998, his publisher, as most all publishers do, sent copies of the galleys around to other established and well-known writers, in the hopes of getting a blurb or two to slap on the back cover. It’s a peculiar and very contrived activity, this blurbage, [&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.), 769-5800. Annual showing of more than 300 tropical butterflies, "The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in [&hellip
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STAND-UP COMEDY BLUESTOCKING 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 330-8611. …

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172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 330-8611. FRI: "A Tina Named Desire: The Valentine’s Day Special" with Neon Tina, 8, $6, $4 w/used book donation. SAT: TV Head, 12 a.m., $5 [through 11/20]   B. SMITH’S ROOFTOP CAFÉ 771 8th Ave. (47th St.), 592-3909. MON: Cary Hoffman sings Sinatra, benefits food for the [&hellip
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FAMILY brooklyn botanic garden Brooklyn’s lovely Botanic Garden offers free admission to …

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Brooklyn’s lovely Botanic Garden offers free admission to visitors entering before noon on Saturdays, free for under age 16 at all times & Tuesdays are free all day; Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave. (Eastern Pkwy.), 718-622-4433, ext. 216; Weds.-Fri. & Tues. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10-6.   children’s museum of the arts [&hellip
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THEATER In Previews GHOSTS Drama taken from Henrik Ibsen’s 1881 tale of a …

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GHOSTS Drama taken from Henrik Ibsen’s 1881 tale of a mother who attempts to escape the power of her late husband; Century Center for the Performing Arts, 111 E. 15th St. (betw. Irving Pl. & Park Ave. S.), 279-4200; Weds.-Sat. & Tues. at 8, mat. Sat at 2, & Sun. at 3, $25 [opens 11/7]. [&hellip
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Herzog’s Best Fiend

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American Movie directed by Chris Smith Gods and Monstrosities "I am clinically sane," Werner Herzog insists in one of the clashes he had over a decade-long working relationship with the late actor Klaus Kinski. In his documentary-memorial My Best Fiend, Herzog reviews that battle of egomaniacs with dignified candor. Speaking in English over the original [&hellip
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FILM & VIDEO Wednesday 11/3 FILM IN VOID Free screenings in cyberlounge. …

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FILM IN VOID Free screenings in cyberlounge. Today, All the President’s Men starring Dustin Hoffman & Robert Redford; Void, 16 Mercer St. (Howard St.), 941-6482; 8:30.   SMOKE Video screening of film by Tomás Vorel; Czech Center, 1109 Madison Ave., 2nd Fl. (83rd St.), 288-0830 ext.100; 8, free.   TEN YEARS AFTER: THE WALL Film [&hellip
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The Insider

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Heroes, Victims, Heavies, Patsies From some standpoints, it’s astonishing that Hollywood has spent nearly 100 years telling stories to a large public and managed to miss, largely or entirely, so many of the great issues and movements that have occupied headlines and transformed public life during the past century. But then, just when you’re about [&hellip
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LECTURES/WORKSHOPS Wednesday 11/3 COMFORTS OF HOME: THE EVOLUTION OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE …

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COMFORTS OF HOME: THE EVOLUTION OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE AMERICAN HOUSEHOLD Slide show lecture with historian Merritt Ierley; New York Public Library, 188 Madison Ave. (betw. 34th & 35th Sts.), 592-7000; 5:30, free.   HEALTH ISSUES ANONYMOUS Twelve-step group for those living with a health concern; St Luke’s Roosevelt Center, 324 W. 108th St. (betw. [&hellip
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A Hideous and Ghastly Halloween Week

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

For pretty much that reason I advise steering clear of the annual Halloween Parade. Though it supposedly has an illustrious history and remains a queer-culture staple, I’ve never experienced anything at this event besides police barricades–tons of ’em–penning in thousands and thousands of outer-borough beef cattle and woo-girls. Well, at least it’s scary. (10/31, from [&hellip
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