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Ho, Ho, Ho and Ha, Ha, Ha

A MURRAY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  |  It’s not quite the same as being eternally young, but classy impresario Murray Hill has been living up…

Ho Ho, Let’s Go: Holiday Arts

Ho Ho, Let’s Go: Holiday Arts

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK CAROLING  |  There are, of course, other trees in town this time of year — but…

Jerry Tallmer, 93, wrote with heart about the soul

Jerry Tallmer, 93, wrote with heart about the soul

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  When a theater critic passes away, those in his workplace orbit don’t normally rush to pen glowing testimonials. Most…

Win a pair of tickets to Villager Jazz Alive

Win a pair of tickets to Villager Jazz Alive

Two hands would be more than enough in most towns, but it won’t get the job done if you want to count the…

Karen Finley’s feel-good AIDS rage

Karen Finley’s feel-good AIDS rage

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  From the lobby greeter’s gentle disclaimer to the nervous pre-show audience chatter, there was no shortage of gallows humor…

Just Do Art, Week of Oct. 9, 2014

Just Do Art, Week of Oct. 9, 2014

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  CRAZY 8 CARTOON FESTIVAL on EIGHTH STREET Close off the block, put up a screen, show some classic and…


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Editor's Report View all

Cleopatra panic: Well, Allen Roskoff has done it again — but, really, what did we expect? The president of the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club — working with…

Seeing red: So what’s the story with those red CitiBikes that sport “Annie” on their fender? Spotting one is about as rare as espying a northern hairy-nose wombat.…

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Downtown’s cannoli crisis

Downtown’s cannoli crisis

After more than a century in business, De Robertis Pasticceria and Caffé, at E. 11th St. and  First Ave., will close for good this Fri.,…

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Where are our politicians on Taylor Swift?!

BY CLAYTON PATTERSON | I have been impressed by the number of passionate and intelligent responses I have been getting from the Taylor Swift column in the comment…

Ray just keeps on rolling

Photo by Clayton Patterson How time flies — and cigarette prices rise — when you’re serving up delicious fries. Ray a.k.a. Asghar Ghahraman, above in 1992, recently marked the…

Actors, artists, activists, all in the mix on L.E.S.

Actors, artists, activists, all in the mix on L.E.S.

BY CLAYTON PATTERSON  |  Tom Corn, artist and musician, left, and Grady Alexis, an artist from Haiti, hanging out at Bullet Space squat on E. Third St. in…