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Neal Medlyn

Neal Medlyn is a long, tall Texan, noted entertainist, and reigning Mr. Lower East Side. He is currently performing is new show Manfinger or Neal Medlyn’s Manfinger at Collective Unconscious. Over pizza in the Financial District, he is interrogated by his friend and frequent collaborator,

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Luckily, I�d worn my pearls

For an ass accustomed to the broken folding chairs and an eye trained for the brackish dust boxes of downtown theater, the opulence of my surroundings was a little overwhelming. Everywhere, well-heeled young spectators sunk into luxurious brocade sofas. High picture windows boasted pale, flounced

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Dancing in the Street…er… Garage

Noemie Lafrance is a site-specific choreographer and founder of Sens Production, an experimental arts organization dedicated to the creation and production of dance work staged within urban architecture. Since 2000, Ms. Lafrance has collaborated with large groups of dancers, designers and artists to create, produce

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Talking with the NEA 4 – Tim Miller

In anticipation of Thursday’s panel discussion with the NEA 4 at NYU, we asked the artists to share their thoughts on art, politics, and their experience with the NEA. Tim Miller is an internationally acclaimed performance artist. Miller’s creative work as a writer and performer

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Talking with the NEA 4 – Holly Hughes

In anticipation of Thursday’s panel discussion with the NEA 4 at NYU, we asked the artists to share their thoughts on art, politics, and their experience with the NEA. Holly Hughes is an Obie award-winning performance artist and playwright, as well as a central figure

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An NEA Four Reunion

Back in 1990 then-chairman of the NEA, John Frohnmayer, denied grants to performance artists Karen Finley, John Fleck, Holly Hughes and Tim Miller on the grounds that their work was indecent. They took the case to the Supreme Court and won, initially, having their grants

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The Ultimate Avant-Garde Performance All-Star Cover Band

Two recent, ambitious performances have contemporary theater groups wrestling with the legacies of legends gone by. The Wooster Group’s Poor Theater tackles Grotowski and Human Future Dance Corps’ Coming Out of the Night With Names engages their history with Reza Abdoh. In this essay, actor/writer

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The Dope Show

On Wednesday, April 14th we will have the latest edition of the WYSIWYG Talent Show, the monthly all-blogger series of readings and performances. This edition is called “The Dope Show” and is stories of drugs (sex & rock’n’roll optional). Featuring: Ned Vizzini (NedVizzini.com), the author

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Spalding Memorial

There will be a memorial for Spalding Gray on April 13th at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center. John Perry Barlow has posted the details here. He also has several posts on his blog about Spalding and lots of comments from readers from all

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Internet Explorer 6 is Evil

Hi. Just a note from your friendly neighborhood Culturebot Editor. We made this site using software called Movable Type and a type of coding called “CSS” or “Cascading Style Sheets”. You don’t really need to know that. What you DO need to know is that

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Friendly Neighborhood Lesbian Superhero

There are no men in the world of Butch McCloud – only butch and femme dykes, living in the city of Missopolis. There, Butch and her band of bakers – who run a collectively-owned non-profit vegan bake shop – face off against the evil corporate