Author Archives: Jonathan Balthaser

New Museum Exhibit “Free” is Free in Name Only

Feeling a bit cheeky, I walked up to the lobby counter at the New Museum. “Is there a charge for the “Free” exhibit?” I asked. “It’s free in name only, sir” the worker replied sheepishly. “Twelve dollars. Eight for students.” … Continue reading

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Urban Roots Dance Dazzles at St. Mark’s Church

The New York City dance scene is far from homogeneous, but few productions showcase the diversity of movement more than the Urban Roots Project. Every year dozens of choreographers, musicians, performers and dancers from all over the world come together … Continue reading

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Queer Burlesque Party Evokes Fin de Si├Ęcle Mood

If New York City nightlife has been feeling a bit, well, stale lately, head over to the next Cabaret Cataplexy, a night of artistic performances hosted by Ashley Brockington and Monstah Black. Cabaret Cataplexy is an irreverent mish-mash of talent, … Continue reading

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Steampunk Invades Brooklyn

When Kathleen Malone first saw the word “steampunk,” she had a no idea what to make of it. The founder of Brooklyn Indie Market was cruising Etsy when she stumbled upon futuristic yet Victorian themed arts and crafts. Three years … Continue reading

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Lady Gaga Pushes for Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

Lady Gaga is continuing her crusade to repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. The pop superstar’s latest effort to fight the controversial legislation comes in the form of a YouTube video she made for her “fellow Americans,” as well as specific … Continue reading

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Rihanna Premieres New Single on Ryan Seacrest

Fresh off the heels of her controversial collaboration with Eminem on the domestic abuse themed “Love the Way You Lie,” Rihanna is injecting some life into the pop music world again with the premier of the first single off her … Continue reading

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