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The Composer Never at Rest

Music

The Composer Never at Rest

East Village-based classical composer Nico Muhly thinks fast, talks fast, and, more than anything else, works fast — and he is almost always working. Comment
Film

Misadventures in Cloning

Film

Misadventures in Cloning

The incredibly inventive Portuguese film “Diamantino” opens with a disclaimer that “the story, all names, characters, and incidents seen here are fictitious,” including “actual […] Comment
In recent years, a number of contemporary American operas have overcome the usual fate of new operas — one or maybe two productions and then oblivion. None has had the meteoric rise of “As One” — a chamber opera for two singers and a string quartet about the journey of a transgender woman from male to female through 15 songs. Comment
Music

Schemers and Lovers

Music

Schemers and Lovers

By comparison to this year’s utterly misfired “Traviata”, Michael Mayer’s Rat Pack-era, Vegas-set “Rigoletto” seemed less offensive — though still there are aspects of the visually neon-lurid story that make no sense. Comment
Music

And Now the Tale is Queer

Music

And Now the Tale is Queer

2011: Tyler, the Creator’s debut album “Goblin” becomes the most controversial hip-hop album since Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP.” Comment
There was a time a few years ago when the question “Do we need queer literature?” was seriously discussed. It is not a debate that comes up much nowadays. Comment
Theater

Power Plays

Theater

Power Plays

There is no compelling need to brush up your Shakespeare before seeing “Gary,” the new Taylor Mac comedy at the Booth, even though It’s subtitled “A Sequel to Titus Andronicus.” Comment
Theater

The Play’s the Thing

Theater

The Play’s the Thing

Shakespeare was theater for the people, and no one in modern times is more associated with that concept than Joseph Papp. In 1957, Papp’s Mobile Theater sought to make Shakespeare accessible to all, providing free productions of these timeless pieces. Comment
Theater

Torn Between Faith and Facts

Theater

Torn Between Faith and Facts

To all you theater geeks out there, I want to let you in on a secret. Head on over to the charming Little Church Around the Corner on East 29th Street, climb up a narrow, creaky staircase, and you’ll discover a theater tucked under the eaves of the 1849 Neo-Gothic structure. Comment
Theater

A “Queered” Desire

Theater

A “Queered” Desire

A new production of the Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire,” now running at Mister Rogers in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, puts a spotlight on the gender issues raised in the play by casting a genderqueer actor as troubled female protagonist Blanche DuBois. Actor Russell Peck has long identified with Blanche’s complex character and fight for love, they said. Comment
Theater

Runnin’ Wilde

Theater

Runnin’ Wilde

Oscar is getting Wilder. Comment

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