Posts Tagged ‘Arts’

The War on Fashion

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Alex Gilvarry’s debut novel puts a designer in Guantánamo Bay By Calvin Hennick A man languishes in a jail cell, called by a number instead of his name, held without charge and denied access to a lawyer. The stuff of Kafka? Or 21st-century America
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The Final Chapter

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After almost 20 years, West Memphis Three chroniclers close the book When done well, documentary film has the rare ability to transcend the confines of the silver screen to effect real change in the lives of its subjects. Like Errol Morris’ The Thin Blue Line, filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s Paradise Lost trilogy about [&hellip
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Talking Up Downtown: Janeane Garofalo

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Arts & Film, News Our Town Downtown, Theater

Actress, Comedian, Political Activist, Writer Janeane Garofalo is probably best known for her numerous television and film appearances (24, Reality Bites, The Truth About Cats & Dogs), her stand-up work and hosting duties on Air America’s The Majority Report. This winter, however, marks the first time Garofalo will star in a play: the Off-Broadway production [&hellip
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That’s a TAKE

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Nichole Canuso Dance Company comes to 3LD By Susan Reiter Philadelphia has an active dance scene, but companies and artists from that nearby city rarely show their work in New York. One of its busier dancer-choreographers, Nichole Canuso, is coming to town this week with an installation piece entitled TAKES.  In this hour-long work, Canuso [&hellip
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Seasonal Offerings

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

From steampunk Scrooge to a Christmas-themed Exorcist spoof By Mark Peikert Even with the addition of 3-D technology, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular can only hold your attention for so many holiday seasons. Likewise The Nutcracker and its derivations. This year, break out of your Christmas routine with one of these shows, ranging from new [&hellip
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Book Review: Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Arts & Film, Books

Among the strands that comprise Susan Orlean’s thorough, wide-ranging and ambitious Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend are the promised biography of America’s first dog film star; a history of the evolution of animals into house pets; a shocking revelation that America had a dog army during WWII (where was that fact in high school [&hellip
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TV Review: Luther, Season Two

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Arts & Film, TV

Something happened between the first and second seasons (or series, as the British would have it) of Brit cop show Luther. Maybe it’s the relative lack of Ruth Wilson’s sociopath Alice, or the weaker premise that finds Luther now more resolutely straightforward, where once it felt ambiguous and terrifying. Still recovering from the death of his [&hellip
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TV Review: A Gifted Man

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Arts & Film, TV

A blue-chip NYC-theater cast (Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Ehle, Marin Ireland, Margo Martindale) can’t elevate CBS’ A Gifted Man high enough to forgive its flaws. Wilson is Michael, a wildly successful Manhattan neurosurgeon whose snobbery and wealth are punished by the sudden appearance of his dead ex-wife (Ehle). Apparently, being a rich doctor who doesn’t work in a [&hellip
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