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Just Do Art!

TEEN ART GALLERY Founded in 2010 by Audrey Banks (a current NYC high school senior), T.A.G. (Teen Art Gallery) is dedicated to consolidating and exposing the work of young artists from across America. “Anyone who walks into a T.A.G. gallery is supporting the recognition and opportunities that teen artists should be offered,” says contributor Sierra read more here »

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Metropolitan Playhouse fest gives voice to East Village

[media-credit name="Photos by Alex Roe " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Jim (Michael Durkin) is haunted by the ghost of Stephen Foster (Mark August), in Laura Livingston’s “Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts.” Plays, oral histories, panel discussion to ponder neighborhood’s now and then BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Here’s a numbers game where every member of the audience comes read more here »

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Poems, paintings ‘say the same thing in a different way’

Images and words, from the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  During a visit to Paris, John Silver and a few friends would play the game of Tarot — not, he notes, “with the same deck used for telling one’s fortune, but with a different and more ancient one.” As a read more here »

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Evan Forsch
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Scene, Week of June 7, 2012

[media-credit name="Photo by Tequila Minsky " align="aligncenter" width="600"][/media-credit] Sheelah Feinberg, a former Community Board 2 member, is now executive director of the New York City Coalition For a Smoke-Free City. Last Thursday, the coalition rallied with young people in Washington Square Park. They also presented Staten Island Assemblymember Lou Tobacco a “Tobacco Against Tobacco” plaque read more here »

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The Angry Buddhist: Political gridlock takes a toll

BY CARL ROSENSTEIN  |  For decades I, The Angry Buddhist, have resided on a street of living hell, reprobate Broome St. Tired and forsaken, old Broome is one of the conduits to the Holland Tunnel. So, with a healthy degree of skepticism, I attended last month’s Community Board 2 Traffic and Transportation Committee meeting, ostensibly read more here »

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Letters, Week of June 7, 2012

A Pyrrhic victory against Pepsi, etc. To The Editor: Mayor Bloomberg has announced that he’s trying to pass a law limiting the size of sugared drinks able to be sold in the city in an attempt to “fight obesity.” I wonder if achieving a third term in office has caused him to confuse his job read more here »

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Duane’s profound impact

Tom Duane, the openly gay Chelsea Democrat first elected to the New York State Senate in 1998, has announced he won’t seek re-election this November. At a press conference on Monday, Duane — indicating he was tired of the Albany grind — said he wanted to spend more time in New York City. Duane, 57, read more here »

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Postal Service’s enormous deficit must be addressed

By LizaBéar  |  In Jacques Tati’s satirical comedy “Jour de fête” (1949), the village postman who delivers mail on his bicycle is dazzled by the speed and efficiency of the U.S. Postal Service, shown as a movie-within-a-movie in a tent at the county fair. He could scarcely have anticipated the dire financial straits in which read more here »

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Steve Ben Israel, countercultural performer, dead at 74

[/media-credit]Photo by Clayton Patterson ” align=”alignleft” width=”300″] Steve Ben Israel. BY BILL WEINBERG | Steve Ben Israel, legendary thespian, veteran of the groundbreaking Living Theatre troupe, and pioneer of what he called “performance life” (as opposed to performance art), died Mon., June 4, of lung cancer at his home in the Village. He was 74. Born to read more here »

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