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Frack You!

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‘FRACKNATION’ DEBATES THE GREENSHIRTS—AND WINS By Gregory Solman In Fracknation, Irish investigative journalist Phelim McAleer finds a combustible metaphor for the contrived controversy of hydraulic fracturing in the footage of the Sautner family hustlers of Pennsylvania. McAleer couldn’t politely interview the couple without Craig threatening a lawsuit (apparently emboldened by the radical National Resources Defense [&hellip
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City Arts: Frack You!

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promised-land-mcdormand-and-damon-300x224 Documentary ‘Fracknation’ debates ‘Gasland,’ ‘Promised Land’ and the greenshirts—and wins. By Gregory Solman In Fracknation, Irish investigative journalist Phelim McAleer finds a combustible metaphor for the contrived controversy of hydraulic fracturing in the footage of the Sautner family hustlers of Pennsylvania. McAleer couldn’t politely interview the couple without Craig threatening a lawsuit (apparently emboldened by the radical National [&hellip
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Top Ten EPs of 2012

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Top-Ten-EPs-of-2012600 By Ben Kessler The Best in Order of Preference 1. “Late,” Florrie 2. “Super Ultra,” Charli XCX 3. “Cold Summer,” CJ Hilton 4. “Warrior,” Queen of Hearts 5. “Skitszo Pt. 1,” Colette Carr 6. “Iconic,” Icona Pop 7. “True,” Solange 8. “Cityswitch,” SRH 9. “Ghost,” Sky Ferreira 10. “Against the Wall,” Kat Graham The release [&hellip
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City Arts: Matisse Lights Up the Met

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LuminousGravity600 By John Goodrich Henri Matisse, “Young Sailor II,” 1906 © 2012 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York At age 20, recuperating in a hospital bed, Henri Matisse was given a paintbox by his mother as a diversion. It was Matisse’s first stab at painting, and it changed the course of art. [&hellip
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Manhattan Three-fer

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Amy Roper Lyons jewelry CRAFTS, ART FAIR AND OFF THE MAIN IN NYC By  GREGORY SOLMAN Roosters never sleep—especially if they’re the colorful, kinetic steel cocks-of-the-walk sculpted by Fredrick Prescott. “I used to show at Art Expo, but this show is different,” says Prescott, who tells CityArts that the two-ton wild animal sculptures sent from his two-and-a-half-acre Santa Fe studio to Manhattan, [&hellip
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Crying Woolf

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CA-virginia woolf revival Tracy Letts Takes on his Mentor Edward Albee in New Production   By Ben Kessler Edward Albee’s classic Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? returns to Broadway in a 50th-anniversary production from Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Tracy Letts and Amy Morton will appear in the iconic roles of George and Martha, a middle-aged married couple locked in terminal, [&hellip
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Blood and Celluloid

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CA-side-by-side-keanu-reev copy Keanu Reeves—who better?—Parses the Digital Revolution by GREGORY SOLMAN Chris Kenneally’s Side by Side represents the rare “industrial” that’s not promoting any particular point of view, and should give pause to cinephiles as well as visual and dramatic artists with only a passing interest in that moribund art form, the movies. It curates a thoughtfully chosen collection of [&hellip
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The Gypsy in Streisand’s Head

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CA-Barbra Streisand   Brooklyn Homecoming could Solve Barbra’s Career Problems by DENNIS DELROGH Barbra Streisand is set to return to her native Brooklyn on October 11 at the Barclays Center, where she will perform for the first time in her career. It might behoove her to showcase a medley from Gypsy as a means of silencing some murmuring backlash which [&hellip
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Bravo Bailar!

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CA-Juana_la_del_Pipa_by_Es copy New York Celebrates the Art of Flamenco BY JUDY GELMAN MYERS No one can make the mistake of calling New York the home of flamenco, but ever since the Great White Way crowned Jose Greco “New Broadway Personality of the Year” in 1952, the city has made flamenco its own. Aficionados make daily pilgrimages to Lincoln [&hellip
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