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A Primer on the 7th Annual Druid Underground Film Festival

By   9 hours ago

Since 2006 The Druid Underground Film Festival has been a traveling powerhouse of the most bizarre and provocative films on earth!  Now it’s arriving at the Anthology Film Archives, with two screenings on Monday, April 21st at 8pm and Tuesday, April 22nd at 8pm.     DB Let’s start with the usual information. What is […]

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Fargo is Superbly Acted

Source: FX

By   1 day ago

Fargo: Tuesdays at 10 Eastern on FX Every year there seems to be one macro-level trend that every network on the dial jumps on at the same time. Last year, for example, that theme was serial killers, spawning The Following, Cult, Bates Motel, and (the strictly superior) Hannibal. This year, we’ve seen some subthemes with […]

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap: The One That’s Not About Cher

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By   4 days ago

Last time on RuPaul’s Drag Race, Bianca won and Laganja completely broke down. The dolls come in and everyone feels like it has been a day. Laganja didn’t leave much on the mirror.

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Years of Living Dangerously Brings Human Side To Climate Change

Executive Producer James Cameron (Source: Wikipedia)

By   4 days ago

Years of Living Dangerously: Sundays at 10 Eastern on Showtime I’ll be the first to admit: when I scheduled this review, I saw the title and completely misjudged what I thought this show was going to be about. After years of Showtime putting on shows like Weeds, Shameless, Ray Donovan, Dexter, and Dead Like Me, […]

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Under the Skin – What’s Under It?

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By   4 days ago

Some might say we live in a day and age when works of genre are gaining more recognition and artistic respect than ever before. Game of Thrones has practically legitimized high fantasy for audiences of serious drama, vampire films like Let the Right One In and The Only Lovers Left Alive have given art house takes on the well-worn […]

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Montgomery Streets Conquers the NYC Music Scene

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By   4 days ago

Montgomery Streets is like the Lego Movie… AWESOME! Great bands sometime have to reform and recalculate in order for some type of a formula to work.  For Montgomery Streets, this is a great example of said format.  They originated in a different group called “The Vinyl Addicts” and when that dismembered bandmates Brian Murray (from […]

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The Passion of Noah

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By   6 days ago

Darren Aronofsky has been making movies for a decade and a half, but the unprecedented financial success of Black Swan finally leveraged his name to new budgetary heights. Like with any filmmaker making this transition, the question of the new film becomes whether the filmmaker does better work under financial or studio constraints.   Well […]

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Oculus: Perspective Shifts between Past and Future

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By   1 week ago

Ten years ago, the Russell family was met with tragedy. Young siblings Tim and Kaylie were separated after Tim shot their father to stop him from mauling their mother. Tim was taken to an insane asylum and Kaylie left with their parents estate, which she used to put herself through school in pursuit of antiquities […]

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Manhattan Digest Review- Hogar Dulce Hogar

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By   14 hours ago

  Now that the weather is getting warmer (err cold for the moment but its getting back there) we can all enjoy spending more time outside and truthfully enjoying what New York City has to offer.  Another great thing that New York offers is new restaurants with fresh ideas about cooking and decor, and one […]

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Best Surf Bar in the Boroughs: Beach Haters, Beware

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By   1 day ago

  Enjoy sand between your toes when you’re dining? Even though the servers don’t typically recommend it, you can gorge on seafood with your shoes off and feet in the sand-covered floors at this festively decorated Brooklyn Surf Bar. Located at 139 North 6th Street in Williamsburg, Surf Bar is arguably the best of its […]

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Fabio Cucina Italiana- Elegance & Taste At Its Best

Credit to: Fabio Cucina Italiana

By   4 days ago

  A week ago I got the opportunity to bring a friend of mine to one of the hottest new eateries in the midtown east area called Fabio Cucina Italiana.  The brand new space has opened to some great fanfare and buzz alike, and I was eager and excited to see what all the buzz […]

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Back On My Feet’s 2 Year Birthday: Continuing the Run towards Self-Improvement

Back on My Feet's Uptown group celebrates its graduates.  Photo courtesy of Back On My Feet.

By   5 days ago

THE STORY  Even in the often quoted “city that never sleeps”, the hours between 5 AM and 7 AM are considered sacred moments of slumber for most individuals .  For nearly two hundred New Yorkers however, these pivotal  hours have provided  profound life transformations through the incredible non-profit organization called Back On My Feet (BoMF).  […]

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“Little Town” in Hoboken- The Path to Deliciousness

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By   1 week ago

  As great as the endless variety of restaurants are in Manhattan and the five boroughs, sometimes you have go to outside the grain and see what else is out there in the foodie world that I love so much.  I have spent quite a bit of time recently in Hoboken, New Jersey for a […]

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Fratelli’s Keeps It Italian & Traditional… And Tasty

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By   3 weeks ago

Fratelli’s- Pizza, Pasta, and more. Oh, and its awesome. There is a bajillion cuisines you can get when you are here in New York City, really the possibilities are endless.  One cuisine that comes to mind more than anything, in my opinion, is Italian.  Everyone has their own thoughts on who makes the best pasta, […]

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Private Chef Daniel Varnado- Whimsical In Many Ways

Credit to: Daniel Varnardo

By   3 weeks ago

  I’ve been fortunate enough to interview and meet some of the biggest chefs and restaurants from Long Island to New York City in my venture of some of the best local food out there.  Something that wasn’t on my radar though was that some of it doesn’t come from a kitchen in said restaurant, […]

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Just Salad Unveils A New Line Of Salads For Spring!

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By   3 weeks ago

  Spring has sprung with new salads at Just Salad! Yes it is hard to believe but Spring really has arrived!  After our never ending torture that Winter brought us, many New Yorker’s are looking forward to the warmer weather and finding ways to get in shape for when Summer officially arrives shortly.  So if […]

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Years of Living Dangerously Brings Human Side To Climate Change

Executive Producer James Cameron (Source: Wikipedia)

By   4 days ago

Years of Living Dangerously: Sundays at 10 Eastern on Showtime I’ll be the first to admit: when I scheduled this review, I saw the title and completely misjudged what I thought this show was going to be about. After years of Showtime putting on shows like Weeds, Shameless, Ray Donovan, Dexter, and Dead Like Me, […]

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Theater Review: “The Bardy Bunch”

Photo courtesy of Katie Settel

By   2 weeks ago

There’s something delightfully warped about squeaky clean children sticking daggers in their opponents  as they cheerfully sing, “It’s a Sunshine Day”. Don’t worry–It’s not nearly as dark as is sounds. In fact, it is probably the campiest scene you’ve seen on any stage in quite some time. This outrageous moment unfolds near the end of […]

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Why I’m Going To Bear Week After Avoiding It For Years

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By   2 weeks ago

Bear Week 2014- Finally Popping That Cherry… I’ll be the first one to admit it- I can be a bit judgey (is there even a correct spelling for that word?) when it comes to the bear community.  I know I wasn’t really like that when I came into it roughly 6 years ago, but over […]

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Theater Review: All The Way

Photo courtesty of Steve Schalchin

By   2 weeks ago

  Since the days when sketch comedy became a part of our popular culture, it has been challenging to view portrayals of celebrities and/or politicians with an objective eye. It is especially difficult if those personalities are larger than life figures. Difficult, but not impossible. Currently, Bryan Cranston is proving this theory wrong  in a […]

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Theater Review: “Beyond Therapy”

Photo Courtesy of Marielle Solan. Pictured L to R: Karl Kenzler, Cynthia Darlow, Michael Schantz, Liv Rooth, Mark Alhadeff, Jeffrey C. Hawkins

By   3 weeks ago

It’s hard to believe that, not too long ago, in days pre-dating OkCupid, eHarmony, and other smart phone apps, that our means of meeting Mr. or Mrs. Right were limited to a newspaper clipping and blind optimism.  Those days were the eighties, the era in which Christopher Durang’s Beyond Therapy is set. Currently, the Actor’s […]

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Theater Re-Reviewed: “After Midnight”

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By   3 weeks ago

Honey is drippin’ from the stage of the Brooks Atkinson theater. Since opening in November 2013, After Midnight has been blowin’ the proverbial roof off of the building, mostly in part to the Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars, handpicked by jazz genius Wynton Marsalis. A tribute to the legendary Duke Ellington, After Midnight  highlights some […]

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When Does Your HIV Status Become A Dating Debacle?

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By   4 weeks ago

Does Your HIV Status Give Someone The Green Or Red Light? It is hard to believe that a little over ten to fifteen years ago, the whole world of “internet dating” was a non factor.  People still met in bars, at a gym, through friends or anything that didn’t involve staring at a screen and […]

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On TV, The Real Crisis Is Boredom

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By   1 month ago

Crisis: Sundays at 10 Eastern on NBC It’s always amazing to see what trends the networks are going to seize next. Last year, the networks were big on serial killers, spawning The Following, Hannibal, Cult, and Bates Motel. This year, apparently, one of the flavors of the week is hostage crises with the topic already […]

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