The Mandate: What is the etiquette for sleeping with him on the first date?

Written by The Mandate on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, On Topic OTDT, Our Town Downtown, Sex & Relationships

You’re asking me what the etiquette is for stripping down buck naked, with someone who is essentially a stranger to you, and doing the nasty on his Pabst stained Star Wars sheets? Um… use a condom? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, sex on the first date IS NOT A GOOD IDEA. [&hellip
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They Do Know How to Love Them

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

A new Jesus Christ Superstar revival lathers on the Tim Rice-Andrew Lloyd Webber love By Doug Strassler Jesus Christ Superstar the show holds a godlike stature almost as ranking almost as high as the deity it portrays. Its status as an early ancestor of the rock opera – ancestors include The Who’s Tommy, Rent and [&hellip
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Theater Review: Song Sung Green

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, NY Press Exclusive

Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti deliver one of the Broadway season’s great harmonies   By Doug Strassler “A girl walks into bar” sounds more the jumping off point for a dirty joke than a sensitive but Broadway musical, yet that’s exactly how we meet Girl (Cristin Milioti), the generically-named but smartly-played female lead of Once. [&hellip
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Armond White: Starve, Suckers! Hunger Plays TV Game

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, NY Press Exclusive, Our Town, Our Town Downtown

By Armond White On the most superficial level, The Hunger Games is about a futuristic post-war society called Panem sacrificing its young people in a gladiatorial-style survival tournament. Each district in Panem sends a female and male Tribute, chosen by blood-type lottery, to fend for themselves in the wild as part of a lethal game [&hellip
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PLAYLIST FOR MY BIRTHDAY

Written by Noah Wunsch on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Another year has come and gone, and alas, it seems that my age shall boost up but one more year. Friends I leave the dreary days of twenty-two behind me, in hopes of finding salvation in the twenty-third. Now I know a lot of you out there may not know me very well, and therefore [&hellip
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The Mandate: Learn to Play the Modern Dating Game

Written by The Mandate on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive, On Topic OTDT, Our Town Downtown, Sex & Relationships

1284069169-mysteryman Dear Mandate, Have I been living under a rock for the past ten years? I am completely incapable of playing “the game”. What are the rules? When do they apply? Help! Disclaimer: The following post is in no way a statement that men are the sex that should be pursued. In my total and utter [&hellip
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Death Be Not Loud

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, NY Press Exclusive, Theater

dubuque2 A new revival of Albee’s forgotten The Lady from Dubuque sheds light on the darkest of topics In his signature work, Edward Albee asked “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” In The Lady from Dubuque, which Signature is reviving following an abortive 1980 New York run, the playwright opens his show with the question “Who am [&hellip
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