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JOSEPH KLARL, Arts & Culture Editor Emeritus

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Somewhere in New York City

July 31, 2011

Published: December 9, 2010 CHINATOWN Liz Bowen Editor-in-Chief I’m usually freezing when I go to Chinatown. Sometimes I’m downtown to catch up with a friend over phở and salty plum soda;...

A Stroll Through the Chelsea Galleries

July 23, 2011

Published: March 30, 2011 While New York City is packed with great museums, even a student discount can’t always comfort Fordham art enthusiasts on a shoestring budget. Luckily, in the nearby...

Ahead of His Time

July 23, 2011

Published: February 2, 2011 Young skyscrapers emerge out of the fog covering Manhattan’s early 20th century skyline as excerpts from Walt Whitman’s 1867 poem, “Mannahatta,” flash atop them in...

Warm Up This Fall With Some Coco: “Conan” to Air on TBS

July 23, 2011

Published: November 3, 2010 Few would have guessed when Conan O’Brien first debuted as host of NBC’s venerable “Tonight Show” that he would be readying himself for a new television gig just...

Louie’s Funny Misery: Best New Comedy on TV Defies All Expectations

July 23, 2011

Published: August 25, 2010 Each year, while the summer is at its carefree height, television reaches crushing lows filled with reruns and cheap game shows. So it’s a welcomed surprise that “Louie,”...

Warhol’s “Last Decade” Occasionally Revelatory

July 23, 2011

Published: August 25, 2010 Andy Warhol has a place in our collective cultural knowledge like few other artists. If Leonardo da Vinci is forever associated with “Mona Lisa” and Van Gogh with...

Everyday is Record Store Day in New York City

July 20, 2011

Published: May 5, 2010 Missed Record Store Day 2010? Don’t worry. More exclusive releases and in-store performances await you next April. Until then, show some love for your favorite record stores...

William Kentridge’s Frayed Vision at the MoMA

July 9, 2011

Published: April 15, 2010 “I believe that in the indeterminacy of drawing—the contingent way that images arrive in the work—lies some kind of model of how we live our lives.” These words...

“The Review Panel: An Evening of Critical Conversation About Art”

June 28, 2011

Published February 18, 2010 “Do I really need to see someone masturbate in a box? I’ve done that enough myself.” There I was listening to poet, author, professor, and critic John Yau take the...

Five Weird, Rude, Inspiring Books Representative of New York City

June 27, 2011

Published: November 19, 2009 New York City, like literature, is always changing; no two neighborhoods or two books evoke the same experience, and sometimes revisiting any one of them leads to an...

Kandinsky’s Works Create “Lyrical” Celebration

June 27, 2011

  Published: October 22, 2009 More than half a century since it opened as a platform to promote the abstract art movement, the Guggenheim Museum is celebrating in the most fitting way...

Elf Power Frontman Andrew Rieger Talks Touring and Recording Before Upcoming NYC Performance

May 24, 2011

  On Monday, Oct. 11, Elf Power, the long-standing indie rock band from Athens, Georgia, will perform at Terminal 5 just blocks from Fordham College at Lincoln Center. The band’s new self-titled...