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EDITORIAL
Democracy in action
 This past week saw Community Media lead and participate in what we think was an impressive exercise in democracy that benefited and informed voters in two City Council districts.

Letters to the Editor

Scoopy's Notebook


MEMORIAL

My brother Frank: The teacher who walked beside me
By Alphie McCourt
My brother Frank McCourt died on July 19 this year: one month, to the day, before his 79th birthday. The world took notice.


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Ira Blutreich

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Quinn on hot seat in debating Passannante-Derr and Kurland
By Lincoln Anderson
More than 200 people packed a spirited debate for the Third City Council District at New York University last Thursday hosted by Community Media’s The Villager, Gay City News and Chelsea Now newspapers.

Tempest in a teapot after a reporter gets miffed


Thompson: ‘We need thoughtful planning, smart growth’
By Albert Amateau
Comptroller William Thompson told a coalition of preservation advocates last week about his views on balancing preservation and development.


News

Provincetown drama encore as theater’s wall partly removed
By Albert Amateau
The preservation of the original Provincetown Playhouse within a new building that New York University is constructing at the MacDougal St. site was put on hold on Aug. 18.

Puck it! Not your average beer league in Tompkins Square

District 1 contenders are true to form at Pace debate
By Julie Shapiro
The candidates for Lower Manhattan’s City Council seat postured and prodded each other during a two-hour debate Monday night, but no clear winner emerged.

IN PICTURES

Top brass and Latin flash at 7th Precinct’s Night Out

Legends of Woodstock

It’s a Family Day affair at the Baruch Houses

Waterfront wilderness to return to East River pier


Villager Arts & Lifestyles

THE A-LIST

Father/son tales comprise ‘disturbing double-bill’
BY JERRY TALLMER
Irish playwright Creedon ‘good going on great’

Got FringeNYC?
BY SCOTT STIFFLER
Our best bets, 2.0

FringeNYC celebrates lucky year 13
By Scott Stiffler
What happens every August, exhausts even the most tireless theatergoer, and features more thespians than a barrel full of bloated, budget-busting Broadway babies? FringeNYC.

Fringe Festival Reviews:

DOUBLE DOSE OF SEX AND DARKNESS 
BY ADRIENNE URBANSKI 
Depicting modern sexuality as perverse and corrupt might not seem particularly edgy to jaded New Yorkers well versed in the works of Mary Gaitskill and the like.


Koch on Film
“In the Loop” (-)
This alleged satire, which received four-star treatment from other critics, left me with a ho-hum and sorry feeling that I had wasted an evening seeing it.


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Volume 79, Number 11 | August 19 - 25, 2009



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