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Chronicles: Revolution at Cherry Lane

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Housed in a former farmhouse-turned brewery-turned industrial factory is the oldest continually-running Off-Broadway theater in New York City.  Since its 1924 founding by Edna St. Vincent Millay and friends, the Cherry Lane Theatre has hosted performances involving an illustrious string of historical treasures (considering its budget and size) such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Samuel Beckett and modern personalities like ... Read More »

Curatorial Olympics, Hogwarts Survives, and Mummies Take Manhattan

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  No, Anubis, the jackal-faced Egyptian god of the underworld, is not leading an marine invasion of Manhattan. Rather, that’s a 25-foot-high statue of him heralding the coming of the new King Tut exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum. (Gothamist)   Some performance-art wiseacre has been staging his own “works” during Mariana Abramovic’s installation at her MoMA retrospective. If riding ... Read More »

T-Shirt Hunting at SXSW, Quentin’s Clapper, and Hogwarts Destroyed

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  Visitors seem to be handing the naked bodies and other attendant weirdness of Mariana Abramovic’s MoMA retrospective quite well, thank you. (NYT)   British Airways cabin crews staged a walkout this Sunday to protest pay and working conditions, causing havoc at Gatwick and Heathrow. Workers plan to strike again Saturday the 27th. Plan accordingly. (USA Today)   Forget band ... Read More »

Take our Word for It

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Last night we saw an incredible, interesting, and at times, infuriating performance, K.85/K.62 by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Ari Benjamin Meyers, part of this year’s Performa series. We’re sworn to secrecy about what happened, because the performance “depends on mystery” as the program puts it, but we can say it’s a very unique take on two films — Martin Scorcese’s ‘After ... Read More »

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