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BalletX Boasts Power and Innovation in Matthew Neenan's 'Sunset, o639 Hours'

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.13.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Tucked inside Sunset, o639 Hours are countless moments of intimacy and ingenuity. For example, when Andrea Yorita moves to "Letter from Francis Elizabeth in San Francisco to William in Auckland," she's discreet, with all the weight and earnestness of someone who longs for her lover, but is afraid to tell him.

The Ashley Bouder Project Disappoints at the Joyce's Ballet Festival

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Of course, The Ashley Bouder Project was the most popular show of the run, and people begged for seats regardless of price. Somehow, "bravos" echoed despite a banal bill filled with the kind of choreography that is pushing ballet into its grave.

"The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey:" A 21st-Century Play for a 21st-Century Audience

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

His sensitivity and thoughtfulness contrasted my first impression of him from a few days before, when he primarily portrayed a gruff detective from the Jersey Shore in his one-man show at the Westside Theatre.

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.

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.

Stereotypical New York - From the Eyes of a New Yorker

Kate Endres | Posted 06.01.2015 | New York
Kate Endres

Living in the Big Apple isn't always as glamorous as it looks, and hey, Instagram can be quite misleading at times. Do the streets actually make you feel brand new? Maybe, but if you get caught up on that feeling, you'll probably lose focus just long enough to step in something.

Jim Parsons Carries "An Act of God," Broadway's Latest Laugh-Out-Loud Comedy

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.29.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Studio 54 boasts a legacy of irreverence. The opera house turned television studio turned disco club became one of the sexiest venues in New York City during the '70s, kenneling the coolest cats in the country.

Memorial Day Weekend: 4 Events In Brooklyn Black Culture Will Be Flourishing

Choyce Miller | Posted 05.22.2015 | Black Voices
Choyce Miller

Memorial Day weekend is in full swing and Brooklyn has you covered if you are looking to be around some beautiful black culture. If you still don't have any plans check out some of these events where the melanin will definitely be on fleek.

'Fowl as Centerfold' at Mary Ryan Gallery

Isa Freeling | Posted 05.04.2015 | Arts
Isa Freeling

Jean Pagliuso has photographed models, celebrities, movie posters and landscapes. In recent years, her camera lens has pointed in a different direction -- poultry.

When a Good Jewish Girl Goes to Church

Oritte Bendory | Posted 06.17.2015 | Religion
Oritte Bendory

I look forward to the sermons, which remind me of my Chumash and Talmud classes, where hidden meaning behind the scriptures and stories are revealed. I get excited when the pastor references the Old Testament, or a passage that I recognize, and imbues it with a new perspective.

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.

Before The Summer Sauna, Appreciate This!

Chantal Adair | Posted 05.30.2015 | Style
Chantal Adair

I know I'm not alone in feeling like this was the most brutal winter in the history of the world.Thankfully, unless global weirding has broken the cyc...

NYC Feminist Zine Fest

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 05.06.2015 | New York
Jenna Henry Hansen

After reading just a handful of Twitter comments aimed at Arquette and pages directed toward E! and Rancic, clearly there is still an obvious need and immense desire for a platform of open dialog and feminist critique of our culture.

New York Moments

Roxie Sarhangi | Posted 04.19.2015 | Travel
Roxie Sarhangi

When I lived in New York City, I loved taking photographs. The vibrant fall leaves. The historic, welcoming brownstones. And of course, the people of the city. New York's energy is exhilarating.

7 Must-See Videos That Totally Nail Being a Dog Owner in NYC

Lisa Bernier | Posted 03.19.2015 | New York
Lisa Bernier

There's just something about having a dog and living in a big city that opens you to experiences you would never, ever have in your life before. I mean never. Like, NEVER, ever. Especially if that city is New York.

Lincoln Center: White Light Festival, How Like an Angel

Isa Freeling | Posted 12.24.2014 | Arts
Isa Freeling

How Like an Angel is a celebration of the body in its ability to make the physical, spiritual, and musical connection to endless possibilities, no more description than that is necessary.

Hipster Bistro Enrages Brooklyn Neighbors With Joke About Racist Police Tactic

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business

NEW YORK -- A posh Brooklyn eatery apologized on Thursday for a sign poking fun at the New York City Police Department’s controversial stop-and-fris...

Arts Testimony for Every City Council District

Lane Harwell | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Lane Harwell

I offer testimony for every NYC Council district to support robust allocations in the City's FY 2015 budget to cultural affairs and arts education. As...

Margaux Williamson: I Could See Everything

Hilary Harkness | Posted 07.14.2014 | Arts
Hilary Harkness

We spent that brunch and some time after passing the printed proofs for Margaux's work across the table like trading cards -- she was putting together an exhibition catalogue you can pick up at the gallery or online.

10 Reasons Why You Should Go to the Opera Right Now

Paula Froelich | Posted 03.22.2014 | New York
Paula Froelich

Every now and then my pal Gus lets me play dress up and invites me to his amazing Parterre level box at the Metropolitan Opera. Inevitably, I almost...

New York City Digs Out

Sherry Ott | Posted 03.05.2014 | New York
Sherry Ott

I got up early as the sun came up to photograph the Upper West Side as it woke up from the much-hyped Hercules. But it appears New Yorkers weren't phased by the ominous storm. They were enjoying Central Park, commuting as usual -- and some even strapped on skis!

Curate NYC 2013 Celebrates New York City as the Hub of the World Art Market

Anthony Papa | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Anthony Papa

For the third year, culture creators Brian Tate and Danny Simmons have successfully staged Curate NYC. The project offers free curatorial reviews, public exposure, and exhibition opportunities to visual artists across New York City.

Touch(ed)

Emily Sloan-Pace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Emily Sloan-Pace

The experience of being moved to tears by art is not entirely foreign to me. I will tell you, in all honesty, that I can feel a van Gogh in the room. His art exudes an emotional quality, at times a frenzied desperation.

Can Bikers and Walkers Co-Exist on the Brooklyn Bridge?

Serena Norr | Posted 11.19.2013 | New York
Serena Norr

What rules can be changed on the bridge so bikers and walkers can co-exist?