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Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar!

Corey Stoll as Brutus and John Douglas Thompson as Cassius in the Public Theater production of “Julius Caesar.” | JOAN MARCUS BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE | Despite the dazzling, thoughtful, and often moving production of “Julius Caesar” now in Central Park, it is virtually impossible to discuss the Public Theater’s staging of the Shakespeare classic without acknowledging […]

Music and Art

Music and Art

BY CHRISTOPHER BYRNE | Stripping down Sondheim is a trend this season, and theater is much better for it. On the heels of the artfully shaved “Sweeney Todd,” still packing the diminutive house at the Barrow Street Theatre, comes CSC’s comparably pared down mounting of “Pacific Overtures.” In both cases, the reductions serve the pieces […]

DEVO’s Mark Mothersbaugh at Grey Art

DEVO’s Mark Mothersbaugh at Grey Art

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN | While a founding member of the pioneering band DEVO, Mark Mothersbaugh has also been a visual artist since the early 1970s. Over several decades, he has amassed a prodigious body of work consisting of paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture, wildly inventive musical instruments of his own design, decorative arts, film, film scores, and […]

A Global Community Befitting a Global City

BY PENNY ABEYWARDENA AND GALE BREWER | We’re uniquely blessed as New Yorkers. With more than 8.5 million residents and more than half a million commuters a week, New York City is a gathering place for talent in every sector and industry from every corner of our country and around the globe. This city is […]

Remembering the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Remembering the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Inside Riverside Park at West 83rd Street, petals from blooming pink azaleas were scattered on an easily overlooked embedded plaque. But, at an adjacent plaza, among more than 125 people who braved a blustery spring day, the sentiments etched in cement were not irrelevant. Gathered at “der shteyn,” (Yiddish for “the […]

America’s True Native Fashion

America’s True Native Fashion

BY LENORE SKENAZY | When you think about Native Americans and fashion, your first thought might be “Beads.” (Well, at least mine was.) Wait, no. Feathers! No— buckskin with fringe. What’s more Native American than buckskin pants worn by some high-cheeked hunter about to shoot a deer? Well how about a Louis Vuitton arrow quiver? That […]

Earth Day Rally for Science

Earth Day Rally for Science

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | On April 22, tens of thousands of New Yorkers rallied in the March for Science NYC, one of hundreds of similar events held worldwide in response to the antagonistic posture the new Trump administration has taken toward the funding and findings of science in America. The march converged on Columbus […]

It’s April 15: Do You Know Where Your President’s Tax Returns Are?

It’s April 15: Do You Know Where Your President’s Tax Returns Are?

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | On Saturday, April 15 thousands of protesters turned out at  Bryant Park in Midtown for a Tax Day protest demanding that President Donald Trump release his tax returns — joining tens of thousands nationwide in doing so. In the nearly two years since the president first announced his run for office, […]

Arriving by Sea, Vessel Takes Shape on Land

Arriving by Sea, Vessel Takes Shape on Land

BY BIANCA SILVA | Hudson Yards is one step closer to becoming one of Manhattan’s iconic gathering places, now that construction has begun on Vessel — a structure that will serve as the centerpiece of the emerging neighborhood’s five-acre Public Square and Gardens. The ambitious project was unveiled last September in a ceremony featuring Related […]

UWS Psychotherapist Coined “Homophobia,” Fought It All His Life

UWS Psychotherapist Coined “Homophobia,” Fought It All His Life

BY ANDY HUMM | Psychotherapist George Weinberg, who coined the word “homophobia” in 1966 — turning the tables on anti-gay people by branding them as the sick ones — died in Manhattan on March 20 at age 87. Weinberg, who lived and worked on the Upper West Side for decades — seeing patients up until the […]

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