Still Shell-Shocked from Fight Club

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

I was going to follow the Mayor–my model for social discourse–and declare this week Guggenheimy Week, in honor of which my column, already free to the public, would salute Frank Lloyd Wright’s landmark by presenting forthcoming events in an elegant, descending spiral. Alas, the only spiraling descent here will be enacted by my psyche, which [&hellip
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READINGS BURN MANHATTAN Improv multimedia comedy; Nada 45, …

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THE DOG & PONY SHOW SPECTACULAR Spin off of The Dog & Pony Show feat. different show each week; Walkerspace, 46 Walker St. (betw. B’way & Church St.), 995-1979; Thurs.-Sat. at 8, $6 [through 10/23]. DOPPELGANGERS Unscripted two-act play structured by audience suggestion; Surf Reality, 172 Allen St. (betw. Stanton & Rivington Sts.), 539-3896; Thurs. [&hellip
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Who Does Oliver Cromwell Remind You Of?

Written by Jonathan Kalb on . Posted in Posts, Theater

McGinn/Cazale Theater 2162 Broadway (76th St.), 4th fl., 279-4200, through Oct. 31. Tinpot Cromwell Three and a half centuries ago, following a catastrophic civil war, the government of England was entrusted to a man with even more contempt for pluralistic democracy than the current Mayor of New York. According to his biographers, Oliver Cromwell wasn’t [&hellip
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Woofstock Week

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

Soon, we hope, young, upper middle-class white people who loudly talk shit about "film" in public places will chatter instead about Fight Club, which opens Friday, and which deals with some of the same issues as Beauty in an immeasurably less smug way. The other big cinema event this week is the Dreyer retrospective at [&hellip
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Beefcake

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

All Male Thom Fitzgerald’s Beefcake, an odd but likable documentary-docudrama twofer, takes us back to the 1950s, when muscle magazines flourished. These publications served up Olympian images of slicked-up studs with beatific expressions, flexing in the name of fitness; they asked readers to admire the beauty and manliness of the models’ carefully sculpted physiques, and [&hellip
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