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Just Do Art! Week of August 30, 2012

  BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  FACEBOYZ FOLLIEZ   Dirty minds shine and freak flags fly exceedingly high — when the “Faceboyz Folliez” crew lets loose with its somewhat disturbing, shamefully compelling, always entertaining version of burlesque, variety and sexualized audience participation. With Bowery Poetry Club closed for renovations both aesthetic and stylistic, “Folliez” moves to the read more here »

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Bringing out ‘the pain underneath all that luster’

Director banking on a clean sweep of Monkhouse’s ‘Broome’ BY JERRY TALLMER  |   A photograph of Leonard Timbrell — a glittering young man in his late 20s — has disappeared. It is discovered in the hands of Mary Broome, the demure, attractive Timbrell housemaid who has been shocked by finding several packed suitcases in Leonard’s read more here »

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Our Motown future

Ewing, Grady investigate a shrinking urban giant BY STEVE ERICKSON   |  The surprise arthouse hit “Beasts of the Southern Wild” is one of the few recent American films to depict poverty and do so without the protection of neo-realism. In this, it finds common ground with the documentary “Detropia.” “Beasts of the Southern Wild” read more here »

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Expect to get schooled!

After a summer’s worth of festivals, Downtown theater gets back to basics BY TRAV S. D.  |  Hello, and welcome to our special “Back to School” edition of the Downtown Theater Column. Many bargains here, but more importantly: Expect to get schooled! August 30 through September 15, No Tea Productions will be presenting “SPACE CAPTAIN: read more here »

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See you in September

Buhmann anticipates Chelsea, Tribeca fall gallery highlights BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  |  ROSEMARY LAiNG: “leak”  |  In Laing’s new series, an upside-down, single-family home disturbs an otherwise harmonious pastoral landscape. The tension initiated by the aggressive manifestation of a manmade structure in the face of calm natural beauty serves as metaphor: the threat of suburbanization to read more here »

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I Love You, Bot Jake Schreier offers up endearing sci-fi buddy comedy

BY STEVE ERICKSON  |  If the predictions made about our future in “Robot & Frank” are accurate, relationships between parents and children will deteriorate, but we can look forward to a new world of human/ robot bonding. The closing credit sequence of “Robot & Frank” consists of footage of real-life robots, suggesting their future is read more here »

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A Times Square busker breaks his silence

Robot’s tell-all does more than go through the motions BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |   The next time you find yourself depressed or disappointed (or at least acutely aware) that life has become a bit routine, just be glad you’re not that guy who spends his days standing on a soap box in the middle of read more here »

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Free pizza party delivers slice of East Village culture

Two Boots turns 25, puts on a show BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  A precise number was unavailable as we went to press. But it’s safe to say that over the past 25 years, the total amount of slices served up by Two Boots is…considerable. So too is the imprint they’ve left on the East Village read more here »

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Over a dozen fresh local eggs

FringeNYC shows by, or about, Villagers BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  They play up its global identity right there in the title — yet of the nearly 200 shows that are part of the New York International Fringe Festival, well over a dozen either take place in the Village or were created by Villagers. That makes read more here »

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  Underdog heroes have their day BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Warm nights, cool breezes and free cinema under the stars: With “High Line: Teen Picks,” the elevated public park is about to stake its claim as a destination for summertime film screenings. But unlike the Bryant Park Summer Film Festival (which favors Hollywood classics) and read more here »

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