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'Eyes of Laura Mars' Is Best as a Document of '70s New York

A romantic thriller that boasts a contribution from John Carpenter, Eyes of Laura Mars benefits greatly from the gritty '70s Manhattan scenery.

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In Defense of Woody Allen's Recent Work

Before you jump to conclusions about To Rome with Love, consider what it is you are criticizing. Is it the man? Or is it the man's reputation?

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Where’s Woody?

What does an artist the caliber of Woody Allen do when he’s reached the pinnacle of his artistic accomplishment -- while only in his early 40s?

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Que Pasa, New York?

How do artists get their work done in other cities of the world? Where is it viable to live? It's probably silly to begin our investigation in New York. Just 30 years ago, New York was still opening its arms to the tired, poor, huddled masses of creatives. But now?

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'Visions of New York City' Is a Breezy, Celebratory Visual Travelogue -- Join the Tour, Here

New York was already the largest American city by 1820, and although it wasn't the birthplace of the skyscraper, it would quickly boast the densest concentration of such buildings in the world.

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Uncertainty: A Meditation on Choice in New York City

Uncertainty may not be deeply profound, but McGhee and Siegel, and their lead actors, use the film to explore the power of chance and choice in a subtle and emotionally compelling way.

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Re: Reading Chronic City

A second take on the most recent novel by Jonathan Lethem, which was named a New York Times Best Book for 2009.

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Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville by David Freeland

Freeland dreams of a New York that once was and never can be again, a city of pleasures now buried under strata of concrete, commerce, and neglect.


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