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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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Just Do Art!

FILM: “FLASH GORDON” Crammed to capacity with garish sets, top shelf ham acting, a pop opera soundtrack by Queen — and a screenplay whose loyalties are divided between sci-fi and camp — the Dino De Laurentiis-produced “Flash Gordon” shouldn’t work…and sometimes, it doesn’t. But this endearing Me Decade attempt to bring Alex Raymond’s 1930s comic read more here »

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Funny, forever young and wise beyond her years

FringeNYC’s oldest performer mines laughs from life, not age BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  She’s been likened to Betty White — but 78-year-old D’yan Forest, who has the distinction of being FringeNYC’s oldest performer, defies categorization or comparison. White, our last living Golden Girl, has recently surged in popularity by using her 90 years on the read more here »

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FringeNYC: likely propects and sure things

The deeper you dig, the more treasure you’ll find BY MARTIN DENTON    |  Okay, so the New York International Fringe Festival (August 10-26) is about a week away — and if you’re one of the 75,000 or so people who plan to take in the city’s most mammoth theater event, you’re probably starting to get read more here »

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More than a mere keeper of the flame

Hallie Foote takes her dad’s legacy, makes it contemporary BY JERRY TALLMER  |  Some people get up in the morning and go to Wall Street. Or to their job in a department store. Or a supermarket. Or a newspaper office. Or to fly an airplane. Horton Foote gets up in the morning and writes plays. read more here »

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Music for all and free PBR for 25

Dixon Place to make LES Music Fest an annual happening BY SCOTT STIFFLER You know how it is. All day long, the August sun broils and bakes the steamy concrete of the Lower East Side — and by the time you arrive at that sweaty dive bar, you barely possess enough energy to navigate the read more here »

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