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Filmmaker makes biopic on what she knows: Her nose

By Khiara Ortiz For Gayle Kirschenbaum, what would lead to years of conflict, then friendship, with her mother was always right in front of her face. As a young girl, Gayle had to confront her mother’s crusade for her to get a nose job, since it was a commonplace thing for girls to do in […]

By Lincoln Anderson The origins of rap and hip hop are firmly situated in the 1970s Bronx. But there’s another neighborhood that also lays claim to having written an important chapter in the story of what is today perhaps the planet’s dominant musical and cultural force: the Lower East Side. Unfortunately, the L.E.S. has never […]

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BY LILY BOUVIER Dissident Arts Festival celebrates the radical Left “The arts are a weapon for social change!” — urges Lower Manhattan’s “Dissident Arts Festival.” In the name of social justice, dissidents and cultural workers will gather for this evening of progressive poetry, music and film — in celebration of radical Left culture (and in […]

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“When The Drum is Beating” screened at Tribeca Film Fest’s Drive-In with a performance by Haiti’s most celebrated big band, Septentrional. The weather wasn’t quite hospitable to bring out the crowd this group deserves – a tribute to one of the hemisphere’s oldest on-going big bands whose name means “to the north”. The 20-piece band, […]

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Volume 20, Number 50 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | April 27 – May 3, 2011 Raffle & Lecture: Win a night in a haunted house Home to a prosperous merchant clan for almost 100 years, seven Tredwell family members died in what is now the Merchant’s House Museum. Shadowy silhouettes, music from an […]

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BY SCOTT STIFFLER Like the morons who ignore a zoo’s warning sign not to tease the animals — then end up regretting it when a tiger jumps the moat and mauls them good and plenty — those who wake the dead for fun and profit should see their own destruction coming a mile away. So […]

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BY John Bayles This year’s Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair will have an new, added political component, spurred on by the recent population boom in Lower Manhattan. But like the film festival itself, the event will be geared to all audiences, at least politically speaking. Julie Menin, chair of Community Board 1, came up with […]

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To order tickets: www.tribecafilm.com, or call 646-502-5296. The Presale Ticket Outlets are: Venues #1, 2 and 5. 1 Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (CCC), 260 W. 23rd St. (btw. 7th & 8th Aves.) 2 AMC Loews Village 7 (AV7), 66 Third Ave. (at 11th St.). 3 SVA Theater (SVA), 333 W. 23rd St. (btw. 8th & 9th […]

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By JERRY TALLMER Oh what a beautiful child. Too beautiful. A beautiful child atop a beautiful horse, except that the head of the child was too large for her body, and the face of the child was that of a beautiful grown young woman twice or more that child’s actual age, which at the time […]

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To order tickets: www.tribecafilm.com, or call 646-502-5296. The Presale Ticket Outlets are: Venues #1, 2 and 5. 1 Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (CCC), at 260 W. 23rd St. (btw. 7th & 8th Aves.)   2 AMC Loews Village 7 (AV7), at 66 Third Ave. (at 11th St.).   3 SVA Theater (SVA), 333 W. 23rd St. […]

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