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Momix's Alchemia Defies Reality

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.28.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Moses Pendleton has the humility and confidence to accept the existence of magic and repurpose it as his tool. In his latest work for Momix, he maneuvers the uneasiness of incredulity with earnestness and grace.

"The Wild Party" Feels Like a Night on the Town

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.22.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

That's what The Wild Party is all about. Sex, booze, relationships. And how it's sometimes good to be bad.

Despite Honest Attempts at Universality, "Amazing Grace" Falls Short

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.17.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

As the curtain closes, Amazing Grace gets a standing ovation, with shouts and tears to boot. Maybe, I missed something. Maybe, I don't understand. It's okay that I don't like it because someone else did. But for me, it is not enough. It's too trapped in "history" to acknowledge the history that resides inside us.

Theater Producer Jen Hoguet Awarded the T. Fellowship for 2015-16

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.15.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

"I like plays that feel like somebody took a fun house mirror and put it up to the real world, and it's sort of reflecting back a version of it to you. I find that, in looking at that reflection, you can start to understand a little more about your life."

Moses Pendleton Is an Alchemist, and His Company Is Making Magic at the Joyce

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.13.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Pendleton isn't just a choreographer. He's a photographer who's featured in galleries around the United States and Europe. He's a writer and reader who translates ideas into images on the stage. He's an adventurer who listens to birdcalls and imagines musical scores.

Gillian Murphy, Isabella Boylston, and Nicole Graniero Triumph in 'Cinderella'

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

When it comes to otherworldly allure, few story ballets can rival Cinderella. Sergei Prokofiev's score haunts and enchants; the melodies mimic what one would expect from the imaginations of stars and fairies.

"Restless Creature" Could Be A Little More Restless

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.05.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

It was a lazy Saturday afternoon in Chelsea. Wanderers traipsed across the High Line, stealing light from the sun and embracing summer with selfies and gelato. Underneath them and a few streets east, crowds ventured into the Joyce, the heat outside prompting a soft malaise among them.

Mark Dendy Explores Social Issues at Joe's Pub

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.18.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

The Lower East Side has always been a playground for oddballs, creative types who diverge from Manhattan's mold. It's a quirky neighborhood filled with idiosyncrasies and secrets stuffed in blocks and buildings. These days, south of Union Square is trending, a wonderland of bars, movie houses, and restaurants that offer a refreshing contrast to Midtown.

LINES Ballet's Writing Ground Is Physical Poetry -- Literally

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

"There are times I will need ropes and ladders and caribiners and helmets just to climb down into myself." Madeline DeVries shatters into shards, tortured by music and memories. She crumbles as her eyes accuse.

"Finding Neverland": It's Time to Play

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.15.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

As one of Broadway's most anticipated musicals of the 2014-2015 season, Finding Neverland doesn't disappoint.

Want to Go to Paris? Take a Shortcut Through Broadway

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.14.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Don't get me wrong, there's no problem with being a sex worker, or a wife, or a ballerina, or a heiress if you so choose. But what the female protagonists and antagonists in Gigi and An American in Paris lack is agency in their happily ever afters.

Stephen Petronio Returns to the Joyce with 'Bloodlines'

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Given Petronio's NYC connection, it's no surprise that his company will perform at the Joyce Theater this week. There's no other venue that so aptly captures the haunting enthusiasm and open intimacy that the city harbors, all of which is reflected in Petronio's repertoire.

Painful Lessons About Poverty and Disability

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 04.16.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

One of America's crown jewels in enabling people to lift themselves out of poverty, the Federation Employment and Guidance Service (FEGS), which for generations enabled people with disabilities, immigrants and others at-risk, is closing its doors.

Despite What You May Have Read, New York Is a Terrific Place to Raise a Baby

Natalie Thomas | Posted 03.30.2015 | New York
Natalie Thomas

We're the beneficiaries of every great service that most New Yorkers are privy too: Tons of parks and playgrounds, classes, building playrooms, museums, culture, diversity... and getting to our New York offerings in a New York minute.

Best Holiday Bars in New York City

Ashley Massis | Posted 02.10.2015 | New York
Ashley Massis

The smell of winter and hot chestnuts on the street corners can be enchanting. If you're a local New Yorker, you know that this time also brings tourists, heavier traffic, and colder walks to work. Whether a tourist or a New Yorker, these bars will help you feel the festive cheer.

Homeless And Wealthy Guests Sit Side-By-Side At Holiday Gala Dinner

Associated Press | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — Some well-off Manhattan residents paid $100 Friday for the honor of eating a candlelit holiday dinner with homeless people at a chur...

The Curious Garden (PHOTOS)

Ken Hamm | Posted 11.25.2014 | New York
Ken Hamm

The Conservatory Garden is a place of peace and beauty like no other in the park. Impeccably manicured gardens, hilarious and emotional bench dedications, the Secret Garden water lily pool, the Untermyer fountain... I will let my pictures do the rest of the talking for me.

8 Components Of An NYC Brunch

Katka Lapelosová | Posted 09.24.2014 | New York
Katka Lapelosová

Like walking briskly down a city street, or defending our local sports teams to the death, brunching is something New Yorkers do best.

My Long Distance Relationship With New York City

Heather Hummel | Posted 07.06.2014 | Arts
Heather Hummel

After my surgery, I felt a connection to New York City. It was not only the place that healed my heart, but it later became the place where I felt that same heart race in a new way.

New York's Best New Restaurants (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

New York is ever changing, full of surprises, and more delicious than ever thanks to these restaurants.

5 Incredible Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

Budget Travel | Posted 02.04.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough, especially when you wake up the last morning of your trip and don't want to leave yet -- it's too soon, and you've just begun to discover what makes your destination so special.

Foundations for Dance and Performance

Lane Harwell | Posted 12.11.2013 | Arts
Lane Harwell

While experiencing a performance, New Yorkers are likely unaware of the structures and resources that support dance and culture. I believe that understanding these foundations is a key to building effective cases for attendance, patronage, and policy that can move the art form forward.

What Anthony Weiner Could Have Said to Stay in Office Two Years Ago

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Lev Raphael

The American poet John Greenleaf Whitter had some wise words that apply to everyone who tweets first and thinks afterwards: "For of all sad words of t...

Finding Love in a Public Space

Nancy Slotnick | Posted 05.15.2013 | New York
Nancy Slotnick

Let's put the public search for affection back in its place -- i.e. in public space. There are great people all around you. You just have to reach out to them and connect. You bring yourself out in public. I'll provide the hotspot. And the chutzpah.

Will The 'QueensWay' Be New York City's Next High Line?

Tom Moran | Posted 03.08.2013 | Travel
Tom Moran

The plan to transform a 3.5-mile stretch of derelict railroad in central Queens into an urban greenway is gaining momentum.