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Tribeca Film Festival Review: “Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie”

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 03:57:07 +0000

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | The Barbie doll has been a feminist boogeyman (or boogeyperson) for decades. As an inanimate object, she’s an easy target — but there are real people behind the doll. The documentary “Tiny Shoulders” looks at Barbie’s journey from groundbreaking toy, to cultural lightning rod, to her most recent redesign for 21st read more here »

Epstein for Assembly

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:13:25 +0000

The Downtown political landscape has been out of whack ever since Daniel Squadron abruptly resigned from the state Senate last August. In November, Asssemblymember Brian Kavanagh won election to succeed Squadron in Lower Manhattan’s 26th District. Now, on Tues., April 24 — wrapping up this local political musical chairs — voters will have a chance read more here »

Comics: Louis C.K. spotted at Comedy Cellar, ‘but he doesn’t go up’

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 04:09:25 +0000

BY GABE HERMAN | After multiple accusations of sexual misconduct were reported against Louis C.K. in November 2017, the comedian quickly admitted to wrongdoing, expressed remorse and disappeared from public life. He wrote that, after a long career of saying anything he wanted, he would “now step back and take a long time to listen.” Half read more here »

Tribeca Film Festival Review: “Sidelined”

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:43:19 +0000

BY CHARLES BATTERSBY | In television sports coverage, it’s called a “honey shot” when they point the camera at one of the cheerleaders instead of the players. For most of the 20th century, cheerleaders were just on the sidelines of sports coverage — but in the ’70s, the exploitation of NFL cheerleaders became big business. read more here »

Tribeca Film Festival Review: “Slut in a Good Way”

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 18:25:09 +0000

BY RANIA RICHARSON | Teenagers experience love, sex, longing, and heartbreak outside the gaze of adults in “Slut in a Good Way” — a Canadian romantic comedy written by Catherine Léger and directed by Sophie Lorain. With parents, teachers, and bosses absent from the story, the focus is on the adolescent mindset, along with the read more here »

“Nico, 1988” at the Tribeca Film Festival: 2 Reviews

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:02:37 +0000

Glimpses of the Woman Behind the Iconic Image Review by Puma Perl | I’ve been obsessed with everything Nico since I was a teenager. I wore out three copies of the debut Velvet Underground album, and closely followed her solo career. Her cover of Jackson Browne’s “These Days” was a brilliant choice to open this read more here »

Getting in step with Earth Day at Spring Awakening! parade

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 00:30:49 +0000

Kids and parents gathered at Green Oasis community garden on E. Eighth St. to fashion costumes and banners for the fourth annual Spring Awakening! parade happening this Sunday to celebrate Earth Day. This fun, Mardi Gras-like event is organized by LUNGS -Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens — and marks the opening of the growing season in the read more here »

Police chase our ‘living statue’ from park perch

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:40:57 +0000

BY SHARON WOOLUMS | Friday the 13th proved an unlucky day for Johan Figueroa-González, who, over the last two years has become an icon in Washington Square Park. Standing majestically in his well-researched classical poses for hours, he delights the masses and has become the tour guides’ favorite example of the creative, ingenious artists for read more here »

‘Plugged in’ Villager wins 7 NYPA awards in newspaper contest

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:26:52 +0000

On the strength of its editorials, columns, obituaries, in-depth reporting, and news and feature writing, The Villager racked up a total of seven awards in the New York Press Association’s 2017 Better Newspaper Contest. The plaques and certificates, recognizing outstanding journalism done during last year, were handed out at NYPA’s spring convention in Albany last read more here »

M.T.A. misses the bus on switching to electric during L train shutdown

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:59:05 +0000

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plan to shuttle 70 buses an hour over the Williamsburg Bridge, and create a high-efficiency “busway” on 14th St., during the proposed L train shutdown, offers the chance to bring the city’s surface-transportation system into the future. But critics say it won’t. Village and Chelsea community groups, read more here »