Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Agenda Newsletter - September 25, 2007

ShareThis

Untitled Document

Agenda Top Pick Prepare to hole up inside
Halo 3
For Xbox 360; Bungie; On sale today; $59.99; Buy it

This shoot-'em-up went on sale at midnight (with overheated promotional events at Best Buys all over the city), and it’s widely expected to become one of the best-selling video games ever—and for good reason. A couple other sci-fi fighting games may look better, but unlike BioShock, it won't have people writing but-is-it-art think pieces. That's Halo 3's genius: The focus is on fun. It's a blast, in every sense of the word.


   
Populist One of TV’s best ensembles comes to DVD
The Unit: The Complete
Second Season
 
This show's first season delivered taut David Mamet lines spoken by certified badasses (not his usual two-bit con men), and more effectively than Mamet’s military movie Spartan. In this season, the Mametspeak receded and one of TV’s best ensembles, led by Dennis Haysbert and Robert Patrick, stepped up. We'd watch just for Haysbert’s onscreen wife: On a show about killing machines, the ferocious playwright and stage star Regina Taylor (years ago, Broadway’s first black Juliet) is by far the most fearsome character.

20th Century Fox
On sale today
$59.98
Buy it  »

     
Indieist Band makes magic live
Bat for Lashes
 
English-Pakistani multimedia artist Natasha Khan has already been compared to all the usual weird chicks: Björk, Kate Bush, Sinead O'Connor, Nico, Siouxsie Sioux. If she shares those estimable women's knack for emotive power and their sense of myth and magic, she's also learned a few things from Steve Reich and maybe even Phil Spector. Her band's Fur and Gold is a dark exploration of nature and the psyche, alternately lush and restrained, and always haunting.

With Lewis & Clarke
Bowery Ballroom
8 p.m.
$15
Tickets  »

     
Square Journo exposes “made in the U.S.A.”
Nobodies
 
If you believe buying T-shirts labeled “Made in the U.S.A.” means they're not sweatshop-made, read this thoroughly researched, compulsively readable book. John Bowe spent three years in a U.S. territory called Saipan, a Pacific island where laborers are shipped in, paid $3.05 an hour, confined to their barracks, and sometimes physically and sexually abused. He also uncovers similar cases in Florida and Oklahoma. Despite the title, it's not sensationalist—American companies seem to be getting away with murder.

Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy
John Bowe
Random House
$25.95
Buy it »

     
Aesthete New space houses hidden photography
Depth of Field: Modern Photography at the Metropolitan
 
We've referenced it before, but the inauguration of the Joyce and Robert Menschel Hall for Modern Photography deserves special highlight. This show promises to be a rich teaser of what to expect from the new gallery space, which is dedicated to the museum’s oft-stored collection of post-1960 photography. You'll see artists rarely associated with the palatial institution on Upper Fifth—Bernd and Hilla Becher, Sigmar Polke, Thomas Ruff, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans among them.

The Met
Opens today
Slideshow  »
More info  »

     
Kids Kiss for kids coming to MSG
Doodlebops! Live
 
If you can imagine your young one deciding between Moe, Rooney, or DeeDee Doodle Halloween costumes, you obviously need to get tickets to this live show happening next month. Everything from “Get on the Bus” to the Doodlebop pledge will be brought to life onstage, with stuff you can't get from the tube as a bonus: live backup dancers, even more colorful costumes, new songs, and of course, her favorite rock stars in the (heavily disguised) flesh.

Madison Square Garden
October 6 and 7
Various times
$15–$69
Tickets  »

     
 
 

unsubscribe | privacy policy | nymag.com
Copyright © 2007, New York Magazine Holdings LLC
All rights reserved

New York Magazine
444 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10022

   
   
Tuesday September 25, 2007
Advertise with us
To advertise on the Agenda,
please contact
Jock_Agorastos@newyorkmag.com
Manhattan Dental Spa
Favored by celebrities and fashionistas; their atmosphere is unlike any dentist office you have ever visited, and you are sure to be treated and pampered like you were in a spa.
*As seen in NBC and ABC news.

Free Teeth Whitening with cleaning, exam, and x-rays. Mention "New York" Magazine. Expires 10/9.