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August 7, 2006
Take a Seat

Our picks from HERE Arts Center’s American Living Room Festival of new work by emerging playwrights and directors.

July 24, 2006
Luxury Tattooing

In an age of fast-food body modification, what does the guy who inks Slayer and Jann Wenner do? Open an appointment-only atelier in Chelsea.

July 24, 2006
Inspector Lewis

What could have been a disaster or an insult—bringing Kevin Whately’s Robbie Lewis back to Oxford after the death of John Thaw’s Inspector Morse—turns out instead to be one of the most satisfying two-hour Mystery!s in years.

July 24, 2006
Life on Mars

Manchester police detective Sam Tyler (John Simm) is in hot pursuit of a serial killer who’s kidnapped Tyler’s girlfriend when he’s hit by a car and knocked all the way back into 1973, where the cops are innocent of cell phones, DNA profiles, and scruples about roughing up suspects and planting evidence.

July 24, 2006
Eureka

Eureka’s cast works overtime to charm its materials—characters, ideas, and paranormalities left over from Northern Exposure, Twin Peaks, and Picket Fences—into whimsical sentience.

July 24, 2006
Was It Like a Prayer . . . Come True?

This week Madonna, bearing cross, hits the Garden for a return engagement. We asked concertgoers at the first set of New York shows what they thought of her dancing, singing, Christian-baiting, and S&M equestrian ensembles.

July 24, 2006
Reality-TV Index

A recurring guide to which shows are worth investing in, and which ones to avoid.

July 24, 2006
Extra! Extra!

A reality show colonizes the Daily News, where—surprise—hard reporting, not gossip, makes for the best TV.

July 24, 2006
Perusing the Bookshelf of the Undulating Curve of Shifting Expectations!

Our books buzz and backlash report.

July 24, 2006
Winkie

Winkie, Clifford Chase’s bizarre first novel, is far more than a one-note indictment of human-rights abuses. It’s also a parable, a bedtime story, and a phenomenal character study of a teddy bear.

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