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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 // 7:24 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 // 2:51 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 // 1:52 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 // 2:40 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 // 8:33 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 // 3:11 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 // 12:24 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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Same Time, Same Station: Creating American Television, 1948-1961 by James L. Baughman

A non-nostalgic history of mass-consumption TV.

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19 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Once Upon a Country: A Palestinian Life by Sari Nusseibeh

Bring together Palestinian philosopher Sari Nusseibeh (1949- ) and Israeli statesman Shimon Peres (1923-) and the first thought that occurs to any longtime observer of the Arab-Israeli conflict is: Get a room.

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15 Jul 2005 // 12:00 AM

‘1215’ Slays Many Mythical Dragons

1215 is a fascinating, entertaining book that explicates one of the most import documents in Western Civilization.

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	controller.controller: History

Call it what you will, death disco, dance punk, what have you, but the current revival of dance-oriented post punk is one of the more

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2015 Nelsonville Music Festival - 28-31 May, 2015 (Photos)

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"Merle Haggard, St. Vincent, and the Flaming Lips headed up another eclectic year at Ohio's Nelsonville Music Festival.

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