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Calendar, Night&Day Psychedelic Noir

Psychedelic Noir

Heroes and Other Strangers is a one-man show set in 1970s Greenwich Village and San Francisco during the black cloud of Vietnam, teenage runaways, hippies, and revolutionaries. Before you glaze over the Age of Aquarius buzzwords and decide you've been…
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Calendar, Night&Day Go Buffy!

Go Buffy!

Buffy Sainte-Marie is one of the most underappreciated people in the world. Which is not to say she isn't appreciated: It's just never going to be enough. The Cree singer-songwriter, teacher, writer, painter, early adopter of digital technologies, Sesame Street…
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Calendar, Night&Day Die Laughing

Die Laughing

Paul Mazursky turned 80 in April, but the writer-director of Next Stop, Greenwich Village, and Down and Out in Beverly Hills — and author of one of the most enjoyably anecdote-packed Hollywood memoirs ever, 1999’s Show Me the Magic —…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco And The Culture Of Waiting

San Francisco And The Culture Of Waiting

Matt Woolsey's baseball column "I Crushed My Heart In San Francisco" published yesterday in Forbes, while ostensibly about the Giants' first loss of the season, is chock full of oddly penetrating observations about San Francisco. Warning: some of the…
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Film, FilmCap

Alice Neel

Alice Neel is a spiritual and tonal clone of My Architect, Nathaniel Kahn's icky, self-aggrandizing 2003 documentary about his father. Like Kahn, Andrew Neel plays a dual role here as both the director and the grandson of the eponymous Alice,…
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Culture, Stage

You Should Be So Lucky

This "contemporary Cinderella story" by Charles Busch about a gay electrologist who inherits $10 million from an older man under suspicious circumstances has all the elements of a New Conservatory show, including tackiness, camp comedy, and a bitchy catfight on…
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Culture, Stage She Stands Alone

She Stands Alone

Most people know that the Hedwig phenomenon started as a play in Greenwich Village, but many wouldn't know, from the movie, that the person playing Hedwig in the live production has to be several people at once -- as if…
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Culture, Stage Our Bodies, Ourselves

Our Bodies, Ourselves

In a story published last month in The New Yorker, John Updike gently prods The Vagina Monologues. An annoying Updike character named Georgie tells a woman called Annabelle about "the most amazing production I've seen lately," which "has the rather…
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