Striporama Preserves the Roots of Pop Pornography; A Knight’s Tale Mixes Period Comedy with Smirky Postmodernism

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Two burlesque comics (Jack Diamond and Mandy Price way past their prime) perform moldy shtick on a stagy set (resembling an SRO, it’s virtually a projection of lonely old men’s seedy private worlds). After some rickety routines and cornball jokes, the men don pajamas and climb in bed together, putting a pin-up poster under their [&hellip
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STAND-UP COMEDY BAR B 188 Allen St. (Houston St.), …

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188 Allen St. (Houston St.), 212-353-7769. MON: Clara Bijl "the French" hosts a night of local stand-up, 9, no cover.   BOSTON COMEDY CLUB 82 W. 3rd St. (betw. Thompson & Sullivan Sts.), 212-477-1000. WEDS & THURS: Brian Scolaro, Kevin Hart, Warren Holstein, Judah Friedlander, Russ Meneve, 9:30, $8 & 1 drink min. FRI & [&hellip
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Doubting, or Taking Delight in, Douglas Davis; Still Missing Kalb; Heywood Jablome and Mike Hunt; Cockburn and Kerrey; MUGGER and Maureen and Conason, Too; More

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> Re: Douglas Davis’ "Soho: The Afterlife" (5/9). Oh, please! Am I supposed to imagine a world divided between artists and capitalists? Does Mr. Davis think he could have paid the rent without those capitalists who bought his art? Does he somehow imagine that in our postindustrial, hypercapitalist age, there is such a thing as [&hellip
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DANCE AMERICAN BALLET THEATER This week, renowned …

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This week, renowned dancers & composers debut David Parsons’ The Pied Piper; Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, B’way (65th St.), 212-362-6000; Fri.-Tues., call for times, $20-$80.   THE CONSTRUCTION CO. Pres. works by Tina Croll, Beth Leonard, Barbara Mahler & Rebekah Windmiller, as part of Spring Dance Series at The Construction Co., 10 E. [&hellip
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Two Houston St. Restaurants

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For various uninteresting reasons, I’ve found myself walking into restaurants in the last few weeks in inappropriate sartorial conditions. I don’t mean anything especially scandalous; it’s just that I’ve been a bit off. All, like, scroungy and unshaven–sockless, wearing, like, sneakers and shit. Because I’ll stop into the office dressed like that, and then Tim [&hellip
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THEATER In Previews BLUR Tale of teenager who discovers she’s loosing …

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BLUR Tale of teenager who discovers she’s loosing her sight & her comic companions; City Center, 131 W. 55th St. (betw. 6th & 7th Aves.), 212-581-1212; Weds.-Sun. & Tues. at 7:30, Sun. at 7, mats. Sat. & Sun. at 3, $20-$40 [opens 5/17, through 6/24].   THE DOG PROBLEM Dark comedy about a man, his [&hellip
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Redford Disses Norton; Hitchens Defends Himself; Cockburn Plays Dr. Ruth for Rudy

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Robert Redford has given Interior Secretary Gale Norton the cold shoulder. Last week Norton sent an invitation to the movie star in his aerie at Sundance in the Wasatch Mountains above Salt Lake City, asking if he would care to present at the release of a condor raised in captivity. Norton added that "You and [&hellip
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FAMILY Activities BIG HELP Nickelodeon hosts interactive outreach program …

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BIG HELP Nickelodeon hosts interactive outreach program for kids ages 7-15 interested in helping their environment, feat. games & workshops on topics like water preservation; Hudson River Park, Pier 25, West Side Hwy. (Chambers St.), 212-533-PARK; Sun. 10-2.   CENTRAL PARK CONSERVATORY Conservancy offers basketball, climbing courses, fitness programs & more; North Meadow Recreation Center, [&hellip
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