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Mixed Media Reimagined

Four galleries push envelope, provoke BY SCOTT STIFFLER   |  “GOOD FOR YOU SON” Canadian artist Patrick Lundeen’s first NYC solo exhibition takes seemingly disparate objects (think flags, posters, keyboards, magazine pages) and combines them into six-foot-tall, neon-colored canvas anthropomorphic masks. Inspired by his interest in (or obsession with?) the exaggerated theatricality of Coney Island read more here »

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Hell no! Church of Stop Shopping to protest pipeline

Rev. Billy, on fossil fuels and special songs BY SCOTT STIFFLER |   “It strikes at the heart of our ability to control the places in which we live. It’s a test. They think they can force this on us…and if they do, they can force a lot.” That ominous warning of bigger and bolder corporate read more here »

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The Distances Intimacy Creates

André Téchiné explores the violence lovers and families commit BY GARY M. KRAMER  |  Gay filmmaker André Téchiné opens “Unforgivable,” his intriguing new drama, by quickly establishing the central importance of each of the four main characters. Francis (André Dussollier) is a celebrated crime writer looking for a rental property in Venice. He meets Judith read more here »

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Just Do Art!

  THE GREENWICH VILLAGE-CHELSEA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: INAUGURAL CHELSEA BAZAAR As if reasonable prices and fresh products weren’t enough, The Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce is about to give you plenty of other good reasons to shop local — when they bring together over a dozen area merchants for their Inaugural Chelsea Bazaar. The budding read more here »

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Conversations With Health: Awakening desire through diet

By CHRISTOPHER HASSETT My sex drive of late has pretty much vanished. I love my girlfriend and love being intimate with her. I’m just not feeling any desire for sex. Is there anything I can be doing with my diet that might change that?              — Carolin, West Village Diet read more here »

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Uncovered: Books, haircuts and history

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Getting around Manhattan, but not by taxi or train

BY TERESE LOEB KREUZER  |  One way to pass a beautiful summer day in Manhattan is to swim around the island. That’s what 73 people from 10 countries elected to do around 10:20 a.m. on Sun., June 23, when they jumped into the Hudson River in Battery Park City’s South Cove and headed downriver on read more here »

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Ira Blutreich

J.F.K. Airport gives new meaning to airline insurance!

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MSG to MSNBC: Yes, it’s déjà vu all over again

By JERRY TALLMER  |  When I close my eyes and bear down, I can see two men in what used to be called plus fours — golf knickers — standing on a patch of grass beside a road, or perhaps a railroad track, engaged in casual political conversation. One of these men is my father, read more here »

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Letters, Week of June 28, 2012

Who would Jesus evict? To The Editor: Re “O.W.S. ‘Duarte 8’ are sentenced” (news article, June 21): It is disappointing, but not surprising, to read that Trinity chose to prosecute Occupy Wall Street activists, with one protester sentenced to 45 days at Rikers, for “trespassing” on a vacant lot that Trinity got for free and read more here »

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