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New York International Fringe Festival: Zombie

Written by Linnea Covington on . Posted in Posts, Theater

Joyce Carol Oates’ writing often delves into the primal, emotional part of the human brain, but in her novella Zombie, she touches on the psychotic.  In Bill Connington’s adaptation of the book, also titled Zombie—and now playing as part of the New York International Fringe Festival—he brings a new sense to the idea behind a [&hellip
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New York International Fringe Festival: Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell

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As soon as my friend described David Stallings’ play, Anaïs Nin Goes to Hell, as “The L Word meets Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” the image stuck.  Take out all the men from Gilligan’s Island, add the aforementioned lesbians to the mix, and you have a dramatic comedy about love, waiting, death and being trapped [&hellip
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Jo Boobs and More at Public Assembly Party

Written by Linnea Covington on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts

Whether it was due to the fedoras, martinis, swing dancing or suspenders, people flocked to Public Assembly in Williamsburg for the monthly Gemini & Scorpio party, an early 20th century-themed event last Saturday night. Hosted by artist Larisa Fuchs, the vaudevillian atmosphere was bolstered by a fire breathing performance courtesy of Melissa Marie Wilhelm of the Cirque-tacular Entertainment, and sexy burlesque by the headmistress of the New York School of Burlesque, Ms. Jo Boobs.

Ms. Boobs, who has been performing burlesque on and off for 30 years, said while her acts focus on the 1960s style, it is “a perfection of ’30s, ’40s and ’50s burlesque. I love the music and the era.”

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Loud and Offensive: Julie Goldman’s Monthly Comedy Show Goes Musical

Written by Linnea Covington on . Posted in Arts & Film, Posts



Used as an adjective, the word offensive has two main meanings as defined by Webster’s dictionary: “causing displeasure or resentment” and “to attack.”  In the case of Julie Goldman’s Offensive Women show, both are appropriate. Spokeswoman Erin Keating said the idea behind the show revolves around creating an, “absolutely open place for women to be fearless and funny.”  The best way they thought of to expose stereotypes and judgment of the fairer sex is through a no-holds-barred musical comedy show...

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Shakespeare Reduced: Actor Guy Wants to Break Bard Record

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“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears!” will ring out in Red Hook this Saturday, July 19, when Jess Winfield performs 31 condensed plays by Shakespeare. If he manages to complete his task, he will set the record for the most Shakespeare plays performed solo in Brooklyn in a day. This isn’t Winfield’s first time [&hellip
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Ratatat Might Have Wanted to Play Last Night

Written by Linnea Covington on . Posted in Music, Posts


Let’s get one thing straight—I like Ratatat.  Their ’80s-style disco-electronic music that loops like some sort of endless head nodding, arm-in-the-air-bouncing trance, really moves me.  Seeing them live at the Music Hall of Williamsburg last night did not.  I knew the band was popular in the hipster music scene, I knew the show was sold out in the hipster capital of the world, but I didn’t know that Evan Mast and Mike Stroud (along with another guy donning a large Afro) were the ultimate hipster musicians...

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