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Krystal Banzon directs this new play by Mariah MacCarthy at the East Village’s UNDER St. Marks Place, March 25 – April 3, 2010. Social justice takes a hilarious stand! In this outrageous show a god-like, androgynous MC guides eight gender stereotypes (including Girly Girl, Manly Man, Nice Guy, a Gay Best Friend, a Slut, a Feminist Lesbian, and a Tomboy) on sexy and comical journeys from pop culture pigeonholes to Human Beings. Read More
Women in Comedy Festival: Live from a kitchen in BOSTON!That would be so cool if the stages were set up like little kitchen models. But, I think WICF is going purist on set design in the theatre this year. Which is still totes cool.Maria Bamford and Jackie Kashian headline the Second Annual Women in Comedy Festival live from Improv Boston and they are funny ladies. Maria's comedy album made Punchline Magazine's Top 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2009. Read More
For those of you with a tendency towards the gothic (no, not like Hot Topic), the amazingly curated collective of creepy and fascinating knowledge held within the Morbid Anatomy Library is a must see.  It's an intersection between art and ruminations on mortality, with a few medical curiosities thrown in.  Cruise through their extensive online galleries (helpful hint: not while eating).  For those in the New York area, you can even make arrangements for an on site visit of the collection or attend one of their many engaging lectures. Read More
Act now!  TOMORROW, March 4th, at 8 PM, journalist, writer and soon to be novelist Alix Strauss will present an illustrated lecture entitled "Death Becomes Them: Unearthing the Suicides of the Brilliant, the Famous, and the Notorious"  at supercool Brooklyn exhibition space Observatory.  Strauss is the author of a recently published book of the same name, and her presentation is based on her research into the last days of such "icons of celebrity suicide" as Virginia Woolf, Diane Arbus, Kurt Cobain and Sigmund Freud, and the impact their deaths had on the world at large. Read More
Everyone loves a juicy scandal and a brilliant piece of art, so why not both? Welcome to the documentary expose, The Art of the Steal (dir. Don Argott). Beginning in 1922, Albert C. Barnes has cultivated one of the most impressive art collections in America. Hosting a rich collection of 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos. No doubt, a weighty collection of canonical, eye-widening names. Impressive, yes. Expensive as hell? You got it. So where's the scandal? Barnes died in 1951 and left a legacy which many have fought over, queueing up this documentary. Read More