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October 9, 2006
Three True Tales

Stranger Than Fiction, a triple bill by American playwright Norman Beim (best known for his comedies Success and Pygmalion and Galatea), includes three one- acts “based on fact”.

October 9, 2006
Smooth Operation

The Silk Road Ensemble, founded by Yo-Yo Ma, begins a weeklong residency at the gorgeous Rubin Museum of Art (in the old Barneys), playing in galleries, the spiral staircase, and the 137-seat theater.

October 2, 2006
The End of the World As They Know It

What do Christian millenarians, jihadists, Ivy League professors, and baby-boomers have in common? They’re all hot for the apocalypse.

October 2, 2006
Do Socialites Fund Terrorism?

Antiquities cop on the beat.

October 2, 2006
Ex-Punk Kid: Dito Montiel

A staple of New York’s eighties punk scene, Dito Montiel has turned his memoir, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, into a movie with Robert Downey Jr. and Rosario Dawson.

October 2, 2006
All Hail “The Queen”

And bow down to Helen Mirren. A wonderful film about cool, clueless Elizabeth in the days after Diana.

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.

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