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October 2, 2006
Take a Walk on the (Not So) Wild Lower East Side

Even though the New Museum’s not reopening on the Bowery until next year, the area is already reconsolidating its reputation as an arts district. What’s worth seeing—or not?

October 2, 2006
Earth in the Balance

In “Ecotopia,” we face up to our cold war against nature—and our deep unease about its potential result.

October 2, 2006
Après le Déluge in the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations!

Autumn, with its flood of capital-C culture, is the season of thwarted expectations.

October 2, 2006
Chris Parnell: An Appreciation

Chris Parnell, recently bounced from Saturday Night Live along with Horatio Sanz and Finesse Mitchell, isn’t known for funny catchphrases or wacky characters. Instead, he played the reporters, the scientists, the professors, the foils.

October 2, 2006
A Killer Role

On the gloriously bloody Dexter, Michael C. Hall plays the charming psycho next door.

October 2, 2006
Standoff

Even if every hour of Standoff doesn’t live up to the air-traffic-controller-gone-bananas episode that aired on September 12, at least once a week all of us will get to go home with the spectacular DeWitt.

October 2, 2006
Eyes on the Prize

This glorious six-hour account of the civil-rights movement includes interviews, documentary footage, home movies, and period music, all of which depict a second American revolution.

October 2, 2006
Six Degrees

However much executive producer J. J. Abrams is actually involved in this tedious series of interlocking melodramas—and rumor has it that the mastermind of Lost keeps his distance—it’s still not enough to make us care.

October 2, 2006
Ugly Betty

Don’t miss executive producer Salma Hayek’s hilarious guest appearance in the pilot, as a sexy maid in a Spanish-language telenovela.

October 2, 2006
Can I Ask You a Sexual Favor?

City Opera’s Semele takes a satirical brush to less-than-savory methods of political advancement.

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