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New York Fringe Festival: @lice in www.onderland

Written by Linnea Covington on . Posted in Posts, Theater

Going wrong with Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland is hard to do, though putting the story to dance might be the best way to make the audience wish they hadn’t fallen down the rabbit hole.  “Curiouser and curiouser,” played through my mind as @lice in www.onderland began in a confusing manner, with most of the [&hellip
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New York Fringe Festival: Self Portrait as Schiele

Written by Linnea Covington on . Posted in Posts, Theater

The moody, self-involved and sickly artist Egon Schiele literally comes to life in Mark Lindberg’s Self Portrait as Schiele, premiering in this year’s Fringe Festival.  Set in modern times, the plot revolves around art and an incurable influenza—possibly the same one that killed Schiele in 1918. Mädchen is the heroin, a painter who somehow calls [&hellip
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Slave to Fashion: Apollo Braun Slapped for Slave Shirt

Written by Linnea Covington on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts

Controversial "designer" Doron Braunshtein, aka Apollo Braun, finally got slapped for putting out a T-shirt that read, “Obama is my Slave.”  OK, maybe he didn’t get slapped, but he did file a police report for harassment on Wednesday, which we confirmed with DCPI. According to a statement in a press release he sent out yesterday, two black men grabbed him and kicked him in the balls after shouting, “Who do you call a slave, you fucking Jew?!”
 
This isn’t Braunshtein’s first time in the limelight after the Obama shirt.  We first wrote about his "Who Killed Obama" shirt in March. When that didn't work, he decided to go further. In July he made his way to the cover of the free daily paper Metro after he issued a press release about a girl getting attacked for wearing the shirt.  It was never confirmed if the incident really happened or was just part of a publicity stunt.  The Metro article cited Braunshtein as their only source and claimed attempts to reach the victim were futile (and the editor was later fired).
 
Braun is clearly race baiting and attempting to be a provocateur in the name of free speech and artist entitlement...

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New York Fringe Festival: Tim Gunn’s Podcast (a reality chamber opera)

Written by Linnea Covington on . Posted in Posts, Theater

For any Project Runway fan, Jeffry Lependorf’s Tim Gunn’s Podcast is a riot of operatic satire.  This single man opera, sung by John Schenkel, who looks just like a portly Tim Gunn, is an hour long, drama filled, fashion crazy extravaganza.  Schenkel’s words and reactions as he performs are extremely dramatic, like a true fashion [&hellip
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New York Fringe Festival: The VaJayJay Monologues

Written by Linnea Covington on . Posted in Posts, Theater

An hour-long monologue about how our image of the vagina has changed since Eve Ensler’s acclaimed play, The Vagina Monologues.  Well?!  What did you expect?  Written and performed by Lindsay Burns (pictured), The VaJayJay Monologues starts where Ensler stopped—with pop culture.  The problem is, Burns didn’t maintain enough focus on the cooch and today’s media.  [&hellip
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