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Homer and Langley by E. L. Doctorow

In this book, E. L. Doctorow is like a great magician trying to make a monumental illusion out of a street corner shell game, just to prove that he can.

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Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer’s Life by Michael Greenberg

Greenberg's New York lives and breathes (and sometimes stinks) like a larger than life hero.

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Sonic Youth: 3 July 2009 - United Palace Theatre, New York

Classics like "Tom Violence" occasionally worked their way in, but for the most part the set list consisted of tunes from this year's triumphant new album The Eternal

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The Landmark Herodotus by  Robert B. Strassler

An extraordinary account of a long distant past, one that provides a well-rendered portrait of the human condition in ancient times.

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Licentious Gotham by Donna Dennis

The book is not necessarily a history of erotic publishing as much as the history of erotic publishing’s clash with the law.

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Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid: NYC

Jazz drummer Steve Reid is a fascinating contrast to the rigid grids typical of Four Tet.

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Dave Barry’s History of the Millennium (So Far)

International relations get another moment in the spotlight when Barry mentions that in December 2006 the five permanent members of the UN Security Council include the US, the UK, Russia, China, and Google.

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More Than It Hurts You by Darin Strauss

Strauss turns a sociological eye on his cast of characters and seems at times on the verge of creating a Bonfire of the Vanities for the new millennium.

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Manhattan Nocturne: by Colin Harrison

The story turns on the fate of two illicitly filmed voyeur videos – the saddest and strangest sexual encounters ever conceived.

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29 May 2008 // 8:24 AM

Michael Patrick King takes about two or three season finales' worth of tears and OMG jawdroppers and whacks them together into a big, sloppy, gooey sundae of a film that is, for better or for worse, just like the show … only longer.

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Met Opera success propels ancient art form into a telegenic future

The love affair between opera and digital technology is not only continuing—it’s growing deeper and more expansive. The Metropolitan Opera will deliver eight—

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23 Oct 2007 // 3:51 AM

New York theaters plan some monster hits this season

It’s all about a master and a monster this season in New York. During the 2007-2008 season, two different versions of Frankenstein (both musicals!)

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22 Oct 2007 // 2:52 AM

New York is awash in photojournalism—but is it art?

NEW YORK—The panoramic photograph of a bootless soldier, sprawled almost gracefully in death in Afghanistan, might have made readers pause for a moment if

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Wayne Gorbeas Salsa Picante: Introducing Wayne Gorbeas Salsa Picante

In this compilation dedicated to the work of salsa pianist Wayne Gorbea, Salsa is the focus but there are also excursions into rumba and mambo.

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At Toronto fest, 2 directors talk about their New York-based films

TORONTO—New York, New York, it’s a helluva town. Two films at the Toronto International Film Festival take two different bites of the Big

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Right Livelihoods by Rick Moody

Moody's new novella collection, dealing mostly with post-9/11 paranoia, is ultimately undone by self-imposed limitations.

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2 Aug 2007 // 3:40 AM

New York City is no longer safe from being blown up - on the big screen. Two new trailers for upcoming sci-fi movies - an

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18 Jul 2007 // 9:33 AM

NEW YORK - Harry Potter may be an English wizard, but here in the center of American publishing, he’s about to get an over-the-top

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25 Jun 2007 // 4:11 AM

When Mayor Mike Bloomberg returned from California last Wednesday to make a minor speech about his city’s 311 service, he was bombarded with questions from

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25 Jun 2007 // 1:24 AM

New York dominates political field

WASHINGTON - The Heartland and most of the rest of the country has long had an iffy view of New York, admiring its energy but

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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