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The Playlist: The ultimate music for biking NYC

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Bike Show

By George Denison Cycling through the five boroughs is like being followed around by an amazing orchestra with a huge horn section. The noise from some intersections could knock you down. But a weekday breeze through the park can give you the closest thing to silence in this city. After riding a while, you’d be [&hellip
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Elysian Fields Forever

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

There’s nothing definitive about the new Desire revival It’s hard to breathe new life into a classic work. With performers ranging from the iconic Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh to Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Jessica Lange, Frances McDormand, and Treat Williams breathing life and resuscitating it into the immortal roles of Blanche DuBois and Stanley [&hellip
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To Sirs, With Shrugs

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

James Corden makes us all slaves to laughter in One Man, Two Guvnors By Doug Strassler Francis Henshall (James Corden) has an enormous appetite for most things, it would seem: for life, for attention, and, most appropriately, for food. It’s the latter quest that drives him to desperately agree to work for two separate servants [&hellip
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Your Brain on Bicycling

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What happens upstairs to make the wheels go round? By Bob Nelson, P.T. If you read any of the thousands books and articles about cycling technique, what you read about is body position, biomechanical efficiency, aerodynamic resistance and muscle activation, among other imponderables.  Nobody talks about how the brain controls movement.  But the brain is [&hellip
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Nina Conti’s Voice

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Arts & Film

By Brodie Lancaster Through the tiny, raggedy monkey puppet permanently attached to her arm, stand-up comedian and ventriloquist Nina Conti is able to forget social etiquette and manners and allow her real cynicism to shine through. Not that she’s not polite—the English performer is perfectly lovely—but the snarky asides and running commentary she provides in [&hellip
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8 Million Stories: When a man loves a bike

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By Adam Garrett-Clark You don’t know me, and you don’t know my bike, but the story of my bike and me is too beautiful not to be told. It’s a story of defying expert advice, of loyalty to inanimate steel and of creating my own personal mythology. It was probably once blood was drawn and [&hellip
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Mavericks of American Dance

Written by Susan Reiter on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

The Joffrey Ballet was an integral, vibrant element of the New York dance scene during the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s, but more recently it has barely been visible in the city. For those who attended its performances (at one point, the highly popular company had two six-week seasons a year at City Center) during those [&hellip
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Armond White: Little Sheba Comes Back

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film

Darling Companion’s Fetching Marriages The bucolic look of Lawrence Kasdan’s Darling Companion is an indication of its fine sensibility. Kasdan evokes the natural, wooded landscape of Alfred Hitchcock’s idiosyncratic comedy The Trouble with Harry. The colors here are not autumnal nor quite as vibrant yet Kasdan affects a similar tone of respite. His three harried [&hellip
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