Thursday, November 15, 2018

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Comedienne Delivers the Goshko Truth.

There’s an old saying: “It’s funny ‘cause it’s true.” Given the soberingly candid content of Leslie Goshko’s one-woman show, Vodka Shoes, the truth is goddamned...

Brooklyn International Film Festival takes off.

If one could summarize the general sensibilty of  the film that opened the Brooklyn International Film Festival last night- “Breaking Upwards,” it would be when...

CMJ Takes a Bite out of Williamsburger.

Photos courtesy of Rob Loud. Pink spandex pants. Unfortunately, these are seen often enough to become normal, if not passe. Whatever their status, the singer...

Semi Precious Weapons- ‘Bite Down.’

It’s a Saturday night and I’m looking at the screaming kid with the ‘Suzi Quatro/ Adam Ant’ make up and blonde white mohawk. Looking...

The Corridor, The Box, and The Horror of Reality TV.

The Wayward Pen Foundation hosted the premiere of “The Corridor,” a play by Slovenian author Matjaz Zupancic, this week at The Box....

Sena Cech: The last rock star model.

If you had asked Sena Cech when she first started modeling at the age of 16 (some 10 years ago) who Kate Moss was...

Robert Wilson’s “Snow on the Mesa”: A Martha Graham performance and Gala

“85 years of the intangible, never to be re-experienced or repeated in the same way again.”...

Teenage Paprazzo: GenArt Film Festival NYC Premier.

GenArt, according to their twitter page, is “a national organization dedicated to showcasing emerging fashion designers, filmmakers, musicians and...

 Amir Baradaran’s and Marina Abramovic: A Conversation, MOMA 2010

A meditation in the most sublime of performance art. An exquisite rendering if this editor may say so. That said, one can only reflect...

Michael Teh- Action hero or conflicted hero?

Michael Teh could be described as an actor's actor but that doesn't mean he's not aware that Hollywood where he is based...

Natasha Ashworth on Broadway, pop stardom and cinema.

Making it as an actress and bona fide performer is perhaps the cherished dream of so many aspiring young starlets. Getting there and actually...

TAB the band: A Band Worth Rooting For .

One recent morning, I found myself in Midtown with a bowl of tomato basil, surrounded by TAB the band, whose drink of choice was...

‘Youth in Revolt.’ Michael Cera’s alter ego…

Last night Michael Cera entertained us at the premiere of his new film “Youth in Revolt”. In not having read the book I had no...

Serious Moonlight- a very serious affair!

Adrienne Shelly was a minor but beloved Hollywood presence until her life was tragically ended in 2006, so it is fitting that so many...

Led Zeppelin reunion; Why did Robert Plant refuse Richard Branson’s $800 million 35 concert...

Shock and awe has come to the fore with reports that Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant tore up a contract courtesy of Virgin's Sir Richard...