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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…

Buhman on Art, Week of Oct. 9, 2014

Buhman on Art, Week of Oct. 9, 2014

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  (stephaniebuhmann.com)  |  WES HEMPEL  |  Wes Hempel explores notions of masculinity by setting portraits of present-day men against backdrops that…

Just Do Art, Week of Oct. 2, 2014

Just Do Art, Week of Oct. 2, 2014

BY SCOTT STIFFLER    |  TENDER BUTTONS: OBJECTS ROOMS FOOD  Virtually impenetrable if taken literally — but quite possibly sublime if you can abandon…

Art thrives along the great divide

Art thrives along the great divide

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Whether you’re the kind of person who rails against change, stands on the sidelines in passive acceptance, or welcomes…


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Editor's Report View all

Demons, aliens and superheroes — including Super-Communist Man this year — descended on the Javits Center last week for Comic Con, the annual comic book/sci fi/fantasy/horror/pop culture extravaganza.…

On Oct. 7, a new plaque was unveiled on the exterior of 2 Fifth Ave., commemorating former resident Bella Abzug, left, who served in Congress in the 1970s.…

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Valiant vendor is honored

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Pow! Wham! Comic Con is a super-hit

Pow! Wham! Comic Con is a super-hit

Demons, aliens and superheroes — including Super-Communist Man this year — descended on the Javits Center last week for Comic Con, the annual comic book/sci…

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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…

Anyone care about cameras?

The 7D camera sent back from the Canon repair center — with the battery door still off. BY CLAYTON PETTERSON  |  It seems traditional photography is going the…

Spurred by C.B. 3 snub, Latinos launch a new group

Spurred by C.B. 3 snub, Latinos launch a new group

Lower East Side Hispanic business owners and residents recently gathered in the Marta Valle High School yard for the kickoff event of the new Association of Latino Business…