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In 1998 the Terrence McNally play Corpus Christi was scheduled to premiere at the Manhattan Theater Club. The play is about a group of gay men whose lives mirror those of Jesus Christ and his apostles. Extremist Christian groups were offended by the play, of course without having seen or read it, and some threatened… Read more »

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Ever wondered what a French-inspired Nouveau American brasserie in a luxury Midtown hotel would look like? Marc Murphy made one, and it’s delightful. Here are a few things you should know: 1. Yes, that Marc Murphy. You know, the Chopped judge. 2. It’s in the Viceroy. Fancy. 3. 32-ounce ribeye. With an inviting interior designed… Read more »

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The holidays are a time when many of us are reluctantly pushed into public places to go through the motions about being happy about the holidays. Sometimes the very happiness of the holidays are mocking and angering. Sometimes the very image of others’ happiness is a slap in the face, and the holidays give other… Read more »

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The Losers Lounge has inspired my writing since 1999. It took four years to write my first story and then I couldn’t stop. Each show rich tales are laid out in song. If you want a creative push see the The Losers Lounge at Joe’s Pub. Here is a photo album from Thursday night’s Elvis… Read more »

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Reminiscent of artists like Florence and the Machine, Cat Power and Yo La Tengo, The Meaning of Life creates dreamy, ethereal, psych-rock sound from singer/bassist Marta DeLeon and guitarist Christian Gallardo. Following the November release of the band’s new single, “I Want To Do With You What Spring Does With The Cherry Trees,” The Meaning… Read more »

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Do you know New York City has an extraordinary and diverse storytelling community? It’s all over the five boroughs, every night. And many of the events are free. All you need to do is check out newspapers and magazines and online sites like Time Out New York and NYC Storytelling. I’ve been part of this… Read more »