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The Mad Bomber

February 17, 2010 11:30 AM

Wracked with bedbug hysteria, JOSEPH A. BERNSTEIN found the ultimate warrior in the battle to rid himself of the bloodsuckers. THE BLACK SUZUKI SIDEKICK pulls up to the corner of East 125th Street and Lexington Avenue at 7:30 in the...


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Shutter to Think

February 17, 2010 11:30 AM

Scorsese continues his DiCaprio-mania by piling on the insanity WHY IS MARTIN SCORSESE using CGI cadavers, mountain cliffs and rainstorms in Shutter Island? Before he became resident window-dresser for the Leonardo DiCaprio boutique, Scorsese looked like an artist. Now, every...


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A Lovely Showdown

February 12, 2010 10:31 AM

More sentimental storytelling to choose from than 'Valentine's Day' If you find yourself pressured by a sentimental loved one into seeing Garry Marshall’s Valentine’s Day, you still have movie (DVD) alternatives. Firstly, there’s Nea Vardalis’ I Hate Valentine’s Day, one...


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Flavor of the Week: In Love With a Dive Bar Regular

February 12, 2010 10:31 AM

Something’s in the air at Mars Bar, and for JENNIFER BLOWDRYER it’s more than just the bathroom’s stench SEE THAT GUY at the end of the bar, telling the same story about auditioning for The Ramones for the umpteenth tourist?...


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Gut Instinct: Have a Heart

February 10, 2010 04:45 PM

Ready to do anything for love, JOSH BERNSTEIN chows down on a tiny blood-pumper MY EDITOR’S EMAIL glowed in my inbox like a firefly, the subject line beckoning me to click: “Would you be interested in…” it read. “Not again,”...


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Bash Compactor: Hawke and Cougar

February 10, 2010 04:30 PM

Gerry Visco Makes A Play for Ethan Hawke I gave Ethan Hawke a shot at me, but no, the dude just stared vacantly into my eyes. I do think he liked what he saw, since he was smiling. So what...


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Are You Lonesome Tonight?

February 10, 2010 02:48 PM

Another guy cruising by told me, thickly, to shut up. It was Friday night on the Lower East Side and to these people this was just another bullshit post-adolescent dramatic scene; a couple of drunken young lovers sparring over...


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Bash Compactor: Hakwe and Cougar

February 10, 2010 02:48 PM

Gerry Visco Makes A Play for Ethan Hawke I gave Ethan Hawke a shot at me, but no, the dude just stared vacantly into my eyes. I do think he liked what he saw, since he was smiling. So what...


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Have a Heart

February 10, 2010 02:48 PM

My editor's email glowed in my inbox like a firefly, the subject line beckoning me to click: "Would you be interested in..." it read....


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Hella Rubella

February 10, 2010 02:48 PM

Like many of its DIY-venue dwelling contemporaries, the Brooklyn-based quartet shuns the lo-fi label, because, like "indie rock" or "nugaze," it doesn't accurately describe what the music sounds like. Instead, "lo-fi" is quickly blanketed over a group of bands...


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On the Prowl

February 10, 2010 02:30 PM

Benicio Del Toro could have modernized the horror genre instead of being beastly WITHOUT QUESTION THE loudest horror film ever made, the new The Wolfman features footsteps that land like gunfire, gunshots that resound like explosions and sudden appearances accompanied...


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Bash Compactor: Turning Cursive Letters Into Knives

February 10, 2010 02:00 PM

All of Williamsburg proper made its way across the bridge to Piano’s last Thursday evening to celebrate the release of lit It Girl Marisa Meltzer’s latest tome, Girl Power: The Nineties Revolution in Music. Twentysomething ladies in their Designing...


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Hard Story Core

February 10, 2010 02:00 PM

Comic Kevin Allison kicks off the second season of 'Risk!' “When I had this idea, there was no second guessing,” explains comedy writer and former member of The State Kevin Allison. He’s talking about his live storytelling series, aptly titled...


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Tender is the Night

February 9, 2010 12:15 PM

Scott and Zelda get the Tennessee Williams treatment in a rarely revived play Zelda once said that The Sun Also Rises was about “bullfighting, bull slinging and bullshit.” If you don’t recognize either the name or the reference, then the...


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Love and War

February 8, 2010 11:00 AM

Channing Tatum’s ‘communicative shoulder blades’ work in this war romance Dear John could be The Hurt Locker of romantic movies when Green Beret Staff Sergeant John Tyree (Channing Tatum) loses his stateside girlfriend Savannah (Amanda Seyfried) while serving his country...


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Piq and Choose

February 5, 2010 01:45 PM

ProHi’s Piquant has a hot tamale, but we’re lukewarm on the rest Almost as soon as the two locations of popular Brooklyn taqueria Bonita closed their doors a few months back, Mexican restaurants across the borough were racing to take...


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8 Million Stories: The Vampire Peacock Memorial

February 3, 2010 04:15 PM

JAMES GREENE, JR., visits a Staten Island Burger King that remembers its fallen fowl Thursday, June 28, 2007, sometime before noon: A colorful pheasant materialized near the drive-thru window of the Burger King located at 7100 Amboy Rd. on Staten...


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Diplomatic Sense

February 3, 2010 03:30 PM

Luc Besson and Pierre Morel revise the action movie genre and trump Tarantino in the process DO YOU KNOW how to read action movies or do you simply obey advertising hype? From Paris With Love delivers the minimal spills and...


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Ink at the Hotel Bar

February 3, 2010 03:30 PM

Los Angeles’ Mister Cartoon pierces skin at the Marcel Hotel as the first tattoo artist in residence. Mark Machado thinks some men should step up and be honest for once. “Guys just get tattoos to get laid,” he says. “There’s...


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Negro In The News

February 3, 2010 03:30 PM

Just when you thought it was OK to be African American, it looks like Negro is back…and, according to JAMAAL YOUNG, it’s blacker than ever. The word negro— which ungraciously left the American linguistic stage sometime in the 1970s—has recently...


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