New York

30 Seconds With… William Ivey Long

In this weekly featureWCBS culture critic Jim Taylor shares 30 seconds with the theatre stars and upstarts of NYC. From Broadway to Off-off, Jim tracks down the talent and gets them to spill just enough for our collectively shortened attention spans.

Remember the yellow dress in Contact? If you’re a theatre fan, you definitely do. Multiple Tony Award-winning costume designer William Ivey Long is the man responsible for that iconic dress, and it’s now on the wall of his underground design studio in the Village — along with about a thousand images that all became part of the costuming for Cinderella. … Read More

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Flavorpill Guide to This Week’s Top 10 New York Events

For our (unconscionably high) rent money, the best thing about living in NYC is its endless supply of fun, odd, and inspired cultural events. But with so many options, it can be hard to know where to even begin planning your week. To help you make sense of it all, Flavorpill Deputy Editor Mindy Bond shares the very best of what’s on offer this week. It’s just a taste of what you can find on the new Flavorpill, so if you like what you see, be sure to sign up.   … Read More

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Disturbing Photos of US Landmarks Ruined by Rising Sea Levels

To look upon artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm‘s global warming-conscious renderings of renowned sites across the US submerged in water (which we discovered on PSFK) is a shock to the system indeed. Lamm’s images of what our nation’s landmarks might look like in 500 years, when sea levels are predicted to rise by 25 feet, hit close to home with a very clear message about the dangers of climate change. Take a look through our gallery below to see before-and-after shots of how New York, Boston, Miami, and DC might end up if we — and our government — aren’t careful. … Read More

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Flavorpill Guide to This Week’s Top 10 New York Events

For our (unconscionably high) rent money, the best thing about living in NYC is its endless supply of fun, odd, and inspired cultural events. But with so many options, it can be hard to know where to even begin planning your week. To help you make sense of it all, Flavorpill Deputy Editor Mindy Bond shares the very best of what’s on offer this week. It’s just a taste of what you can find on the new Flavorpill, so if you like what you see, be sure to sign up… Read More

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For Your Calendar: Downtown Literary Festival

New York is a paradise for book lovers. You’ve got the rich literary history stemming back to the founding of our country, big-time magazines named after our city like The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, over a hundred really important writers living here, and tons of literary journals and blogs popping up from Crown Heights to Harlem. … Read More

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The Art of Billy Childish

There was this little window of opportunity in the early aughts where, thanks to the garage-rock revival that helped lay out the welcome mat for bands like the Black Lips, Thee Oh Sees, and The Strange Boys, Billy Childish almost became well-known beyond the legion of devoted fans the unrelenting artist had picked up in his 35+ years making music, paintings, and poetry. While Childish has never actively sought out that spotlight, one admirer, Jack White, tried his damnedest to get the world to pay attention by talking about Childish in interviews, and inviting him to play with White on television; and in true Childish fashion, he wanted nothing to do with it, sparking a feud between the two that was mostly contained to the pages of British magazines. … Read More

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For Your Calendar: Hang Out With Mr. Met

This week the New York Mets and New York Yankees start what some are predicting will end up being one of the most disappointing summers of baseball in recent New York history, thanks to injuries, bad trades (seriously, Mets, you trade the reigning Cy Young winner?), and the impending retirement of the one Yankee that even Red Sox fans will tip their caps to, Mariano Rivera. All we can hope for is that there are plenty of unoccupied beach houses in Montauk, so we can escape the boredom usually filled up by our beloved baseball teams. But no matter how dire things look, you know you’ll still be itching to catch a game or two. And starting this week, the hardest working mascot in showbiz, Mr. Met, gets ready to take the field night in and night out. … Read More

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30 Seconds With… Bebe Neuwirth

In this weekly feature, WCBS culture critic Jim Taylor shares 30 seconds with the theatre stars and upstarts of NYC. From Broadway to Off-off, Jim tracks down the talent and gets them to spill just enough for our collectively shortened attention spans.

We first got to know the multi-talented Bebe Neuwirth as the ice queen Lilith on television’s Cheers and Fraser. Two Emmys later, we got to know her as a Broadway star, nabbing Tony awards for her performances in Sweet Charity and Chicago. Nobody can dance Charity or Velma like Bebe. And she shined in A Chorus Line, Little Me, Damn Yankees, and even The Addams Family. You can get to know her as a cabaret singer this week at 54 Below. A smallish stage, Neuwirth fills it with the songs of Kurt Weill, Tom Waits, and Broadway. But we’ve gotta see her dance. … Read More

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Inventive Artwork Inspired by New York Movies

Brooklyn’s Bottleneck Gallery opens a new exhibit tomorrow that’s rather close to our hearts: The Popular Face of New York, in which artist Raid71 (aka Chris Thornley) reinterprets classic NYC scenes from movies, as well as paying tribute to those who create them. The results are clever, inspired, and frequently funny. Check out some of our favorite pieces below, and if you’re in New York, visit the show in person through Friday, March 29; online sales begin Saturday, March 16 at approximately noon EDT. … Read More

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Flavorpill’s Guide to the Week’s Top 10 New York Events

For our (unconscionably high) rent money, the best thing about living in New York City is its endless supply of fun, odd, and inspired cultural events. But with so many options, it can be hard to know where to even begin planning your week. To help you make sense of it all, Flavorpill has launched a new social discovery engine where users can create and share events with friends, as well as follow Flavorpill editors’ and plugged-in local curators’ picks. Below, you’ll find the very best of what’s on offer this week, recommended by Flavorpill NYC’s very own Managing Editor, Leah Taylor. It’s just a taste of what you can find on the new Flavorpill, so if you like what you see, be sure to sign up. We found so much this week, we bear to couldn’t stick to the 10-event limit! … Read More

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