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  1. holiday guide 2018
    Which Ice-Skating Rink Is Right for You?From the touristy to the picturesque, there are rink options to suit every type of skater this season.
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    Neil Simon’s 29 Plays and Four Musicals: A Guide to the Highs and LowsA guide to the playwright’s body of work, which spanned nearly 50 years.
  3. Which Rink Is Right for You?From touristy to picturesque, there are rink options to suit every type of skater this season.
  4. Parade PrimerFrom the best vantage points to the lineup of balloons, here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
  5. Holidays Can Be Such a DragForget the Rockettes—this holiday season offers a crop of button-pushing drag queens, alt-cabaret stars, and neo-burlesque performances fo […]
  6. Fright FestsSix horror-film festivals that provide all the shock and terror you need.
  7. 2013 tony awards
    Tonys in Review: Broadway Gets KinkyThe ceremony featured its usual mix of wonderful performances and cringe-worthy moments.
  8. Skip the Horse Races in Saratoga SpringsThe city celebrates the 150th anniversary of its famous racetrack this summer, but its cultural and culinary offerings are best enjoyed before t […]
  9. So What If You’re Solo?Whether you’re defiantly anti-relationship or ready to meet your mate, there are plenty of Valentine’s events that have nothing to do with overp […]
  10. Effectively TweeHandmade feel and scrappy charms characterized many of this year’s memorable productions—yet the cuteness didn’t leave behind a cloying aftertas […]
  11. A Different Kind of Holiday CheerDrag queens, loopy variety shows, and even a white-trash Nutcracker provide a welcome alternative to singing orphans and smiling kickli […]
  12. Be Afraid of the DarkGear up for Halloween with demons, possessed computers, and blood-splattered laugh-fests at a theater near you.
  13. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Finale Recap: Playing With HeartBow down to the new Top Chef Master.
  14. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Recap: When Teens Take OverSomeone got kicked off last night, and chances are you’re pretty happy about it!
  15. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Recap: An Unforgivable EliminationYou’ll never believe who made it through to next week’s finale.
  16. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Recap: The Gloves Come OffWith five cheftestants remaining, the competition heads to the boxing ring.
  17. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Recap: The Art of LosingThe chefs cook for Dita von Teese and a legend of Thai cuisine.
  18. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Recap: Canapés and CreepsThis week we’re treated to tuna bacon, James doing push-ups, and Art in a Speedo.
  19. What to Do Every Day of the Fall to Remind Yourself Why You Live in this Wonderful, Nonstop CitySeptember:
  20. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Recap: Cook It in the CanyonThe cheftestants take their cooking to new heights.
  21. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Recap: Take Me to TokyoThere’s nothing like a bit of Japanese cooking to bring out the worst in almost everyone.
  22. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Recap: Bake Me a Cake As Fast As You CanArt and Chris jump right back into the role of bickering couple, turning prep time into a therapy session.
  23. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Premiere Recap: The First Cut Is the DeepestCurtis’s hair has lost its former spiky exuberance and looks flatter, more somber and mature, perhaps the first sign we can take this season seriously.
  24. tonys 2012
    Tonys in Review: A Big Year for Small ShowsSurprisingly, no love for the cast of Death of a Salesman or the revival of Follies.
  25. Extreme MakeunderHow the house in Clybourne Park ages 50 years in fifteen minutes.
  26. Nights Made for TwoTen ways to celebrate the holiday with your loved one.
  27. God Help ThemGodspell is back on Broadway, with Hunter Parrish as a fresh-faced Jesus. A look back at the career malaise that often follows playing […]
  28. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Recap: Then We Came to the EndTo the show’s credit, the winning chef was something of a surprise, but nothing controversial happened, nothing that will be discussed at the water cooler today.
  29. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Recap: Meet Me in the Mess HallIt doesn’t feel like the kind of episode that’s leading into a season finale so much as something that could have run in the third or fourth week.
  30. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Recap: Flunking OutPadma eating out of a petri dish is something that could only occur on a show of this caliber.
  31. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Recap: Put a Ring on It“This is poignant and makes me want to throw up in my mouth.”
  32. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Recap: Meals on Wheels“Most of the chefs are lazy and decide they’re not going to cook anything.”
  33. Overnights
    Top Chef Masters Recap: ‘In That Kitchen Was Divas’Plus: The salty-scallop man returns.
  34. Top Chef
    Top Chef Masters Recap: Extreme Makeover EditionDoes a top-to-bottom revamp make this show any better?
  35. Love on the MenuPrix fixe meals plus take-out options to satisfy every couple.
  36. Say Hello to the New YearEleven ways to kick off 2011.
  37. chat room
    Michael Emerson on the Lost Epilogue“I don’t really have any work on the horizon, so I’d better get busy.”
  38. Top Chef
    Top Chef Masters: Kitchen’s ClosedSay hello to the new Top Chef Master.
  39. Top Chef
    Top Chef Masters: And Then There Were ThreeA trio of chefs advances to the finale.
  40. Top Chef
    Top Chef Masters: Odd Woman OutThe cheftestants have to get creative when they’re asked to create dishes representing Greek gods.
  41. lost
    The Latest Internet ‘Lost’ TheoriesWhat will happen in Sunday’s two-and-a-half-hour finale?
  42. Top Chef
    Top Chef Masters: Parking-Lot Pizza’s No GoodThe six remaining chefs face off in a tailgating challenge.
  43. lost
    Lost’s 20 Most Pointless EpisodesShockingly, they’re not all from season three.
  44. lost
    Latest Lost Theories: Black and WhiteCatch up on the latest responses to this season’s most polarizing episode yet.
  45. Top Chef
    Top Chef Masters: Kitchen NightmaresIt’s gross-out week, with ugly plates and scary ingredients all around.
  46. lost
    The Latest Internet Lost TheoriesOur latest theory roundup questions MiB’s intentions, Lapidus’s death, and a few too many coincidences.
  47. Top Chef Masters
    Top Chef Masters: Brides RevisitedA picky bride and groom waste the Masters’ talents.
  48. Top Chef
    Top Chef Masters: All in the FamilyThe cheftestants make really fancy fruit plates and visit the set of ‘Modern Family.’
  49. lost
    Get Off My Boat: The Latest Internet Lost TheoriesHas Smokey really been behind all the ghost Christian appearances?
  50. Top Chef
    Top Chef Masters: Return of the Jedi ChefThe chefs reinvent pub food, and the cast of ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’ drop by for cocktails.
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