I'm not a parent, but I went to the first reading of the year, sank back into the leather seats (happy for once not to be sitting on folding chair at a reading) and enjoyed the pieces read and the Q&A afterwards. it's nicely curated and very welcoming.
The Pen Parentis Literary Salon in NYC's best and most intimate reading series. The second Tuesday of every month is always highlighted in my calendar!
This event is still on Wed Jan 20, 2010, but has has moved to Pianos (158 Ludlow Street by Stanton) at 8pm-10pm. www.maya-contreras.com for more details.
LOVED It! Performance was great and I actually laughed at the dark humor.
Should not be missed.
show was great - tanlines were unreal! Would love to see them again. Telepathe the worst band I've ever seen. Think they had sometihng wrong with the sound.
JC played a KOL cover, a strokes side B cover and was the best performance I'd ever seen him give.
I believe Writer/Director Jonathan Leaf understands women more than most women understand themselves. I realized early into the play that I felt like a voyeur. Sitting in the audience was like looking through the keyhole of a door. I felt I should not be looking. But, I had to look. I felt like the only person with access to a very private world unfolding right before my eyes. I was aroused by intermssion. My arousal suprised me considering most of the play takes place in a sterile university clinic in the 1960s. I was left wondering if other folks in the audience had the same reaction? At times I found myself laughing out loud because of the awkward nature of married couples from the 1960s talking about taboo sexual acts, and other times I found myself feeling angry and deeply saddended when I learned that female surrogates were hired to attempt to "fix" homosexuals in the 1960s. All of the actors gave memorable performances. Actress Judith Hawking moved me. Her final monologue keeps replaying in my head, even days later. Beautifully written and performed, this play sheds light not only on the consequences of a sex researcher's radical therapies and treatments in the 1960s, but it also explores the many wonderful complexities of being a woman. A must see!
should be a great gig. the joy formidable are the band in the UK at this moment.
I love the Glorious Veins!
Really looking forward to this one!!
oh my god they're doing another NYE!!?! That's awesome!!!! Can't wait!!
Fun party, great music, and awesome people!
CAN'T WAIT TO SEE STRIP DARLING! SHOULD BE A ROCKIN SHOW!!!
can't wait for this...an opportunity to end 2009 and begin 2010 with some of the best acts nyc has to offer...
bring your dancing shoes
WOOO HOOO! Can't wait for this party!
What's up Red Light, what's up the belly dancer troupe The Kahli! SICK SICK SICK!
Strip Darling is AMAZING! If ONLY I was in NYC for New Years this year! Now my plans seem dull!
awesome!! sputnyc's 2008 was amazing!
we want this to come to London.
After a short bout of pointing and snickering, I tried to view the works in a more mature way, hoping to understand their cultural significance in the context of Art (note the emphasis). Or maybe I just wanted to know why people were willing to spend 100-600k on these garish pictures. The gallery catalogue didn't help much: "Evoking painting as a series of experiences akin to the movie camera gliding through space, capturing action as it goes, Kelley has devised a spatial push-pull effect through the arrangement of large polychrome panel paintings and smaller framed canvases." Really? I smell BS. Take out a few words here and there, and they'll have vaguely described the entire history of painting. Or how about this: "the small framed paintings on canvas[...]operate like windows in the gallery walls, punctuating the spatial parameters set up by the larger panel paintings." Not exactly groundbreaking. My own intellectual shortcomings aside, I didn't get ANY of this from the show. What I did get was a pretentious gallery-sanctified carnival: clusters of bright colors and sensational images goading us to run around looking for the next freak in the show. And I enjoyed it for just that. It's lowbrow-as-highbrow entertainment; trying to read anything more into it is like having a degustation at McDonalds.
SharksRoar is sick, def check those guys out!
Average Girl melts faces! Saw these guys at Maxwell's in Hoboken and have been hooked ever since. My new favorite band.
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