The Big C: Making Cancer Funny

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Never has television programming had such commitment issues as it does when concerning the issue of cancer, which, according to late comedienne Gilda Radner, is “the most unfunny thing in the world.” First, as I wrote about yesterday, Walt White’s cancer went into remission on Breaking Bad. Then, in the second season of The Big [&hellip
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AMC’S Cop Show The Killing Doesn’t Pay Off

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I don’t envy The Killing. Almost done with its second season, Veena Sud’s adaptation of the Danish crime drama Forbrydelsen had quite the uphill battle after rabidly vocal super-viewers attacked its cliffhanger finale last summer. You see, Killing promised to solve its central premise – who killed teen Rosie Larsen? – by season’s end, and [&hellip
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Remembering Donna Summer: A lady who was more than just a disco diva

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

The world of popular music has incurred quite a few tragic early losses recently – Don Cornelius, Whitney Houston, Adam Yauch come instantly to mind. And each of them, rightly, have been lionized for their achievements in breaking new ground and crossing the audience color barrier with their music. Another recent loss took place just [&hellip
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Despite Hall & Oates Turnout, Googa Mooga Experiences Growing Pains

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Thousands ventured to Brooklyn’s Prospect Park this past weekend for the Great Googa Mooga, the first annual foodie themed festival featuring the most sought after food joints found throughout New York City and Brooklyn. Organized by the same team that puts on Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, the event included popular food vendors like The Burger [&hellip
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Children’s Favorite Peter and the Starcatcher Comes to the Stage

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William Faulkner might not be the first author one expects writer and one-time actor Rick Elice to quote when describing his adaptation of Peter and the Starcatcher, the current hit Broadway show he adapted from the children’s novel entitled Peter and the Starcatchers, penned by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. But to hear Elice discuss [&hellip
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Happy Internet Week: Update on the First Two Days

Written by Carib Guerra on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, Technology, Uncategorized

Following the sleepy-faced 7:30am curtain call David-Michel Davies, founder of the Webby Awards and cofounder of Internet Week itself, gave a quick hello and passed the mic to New York City’s Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne. The work that Sterne has been doing in partnerships with the local tech community is a large part of [&hellip
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Trendy Brooklynites Wage Sneaker Battle

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The Frshr Than Your Avrge Sneaker Battle By Ben Kassoy How can you identify a sneakerhead? “My bedroom, all around my bed—I crawl over sneakers to brush my teeth every day,” says Red Hook Mike, a Brooklyn-based clothing designer. “I have a little brother, and [my sneakers] took over his closet as well.” Mike, who [&hellip
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