Peppermint Tours R&B Trilogy Alongside an Equally Tuneful Jujubee

Peppermint Tours R&B Trilogy Alongside an Equally Tuneful Jujubee

On Tuesday, November 29, New York City is the highly appropriate last stop on the nine-city Letters Live/Good Juju tour, in which damn fine divas Peppermint and Jujubee claim their place in the pantheon of post-pandemic live performance events. Highly appropriate how, you ask? Well first of all, after feeding the needs of hungry audiences […]

A Journey to Joy Through Decades of Troeller’s Erotic Portraiture

A Journey to Joy Through Decades of Troeller’s Erotic Portraiture

BY PUMA PERL | Several days after the opening of Self Power | Self Play: 50 Years of Erotic Portraiture by Linda Troeller, I received an email message from the photographer. She and her husband, artist Lothar Troeller, had been riding down Fifth Avenue and passed by the Museum of Sex; he’d been able to photograph […]

New York Comic Con Reveals its Next Mutation

New York Comic Con Reveals its Next Mutation

BY CHARLI BATTERSBY | Each October, New York’s Jacob Javits Center becomes a nerd mecca for comic book enthusiasts. As with many large gatherings, New York Comic Con 2022 (NYCC) had a rocky return last year as the city struggled to recover from the COVID lockdowns. The major comic book companies were nowhere in sight […]

Edward Hopper’s New York, the Whitney Reminds Us, Remains to be Seen

Edward Hopper’s New York, the Whitney Reminds Us, Remains to be Seen

BY EILEEN STUKANE | His paintings of city rooftops and life within urban windows are so familiar, it’s surprising that Edward Hopper’s New York is the first museum exhibition addressing the artist’s relationship to New York City. The Whitney Museum of American Art’s 2015 move from its uptown East Side home to 99 Gansevoort Street […]

A Tall Drink of Theatre: Company XIV’s Latest is a Strange/Sexy Brew of Magic, Burlesque, Booze

A Tall Drink of Theatre: Company XIV’s Latest is a Strange/Sexy Brew of Magic, Burlesque, Booze

BY CHARLI BATTERSBY | Company XIV, the nimble burlesque troupe behind the recently reviewed Seven Sins and the annual destination holiday event Nutcracker Rouge, has a new venue with a new show and a clever plan to draw audiences. Cocktail Magique is a cocktail-themed magic/burlesque extravaganza, and it’s certainly a crowd pleaser, given that the […]

In from the Hall, Straight from the Heart: McCulloch’s Solo Show Earns its Return

In from the Hall, Straight from the Heart: McCulloch’s Solo Show Earns its Return

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Like rocking out to the sweet riffs of a Bob Seeger song after years of irony-only listening, writer/performer Bruce McCulloch’s autumnal residency at Soho Playhouse reveals heretofore hidden depths to the stellar ensemble comedian, whose work with The Kids in the Hall is peppered with mission-focused loners and sweet searchers yearning […]

Air Rights

Air Rights

“Air Rights” BY MICHELLE TOKARCZYK Air is for sale. List buy & sell New York air rights. Let your buildings cut through the clouds. This is your right. No limits on height.   Light is for sale. Stack stories up against their windows. Challenge their sun and their heat. Let their plants die. Light is […]

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