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The only time I've ever come close to a 3D-television, I couldn't enjoy the experience because I was too busy trying to scrape my jaw off the floor, where it had been since I first attempted to comprehend why anyone would ever spend that much money on what's effectively a stupid fat-making box. But even putting aside my anti-TV bias, trying to figure out how the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) could possibly justify...
Have you ever thought the American political process is kind of a sham? Does it ever seem that budgetary decisions are usually based on what a wealthy minority and corporations want? Well, you're mostly right unless you're a lucky resident of one of the city council districts with participatory budgeting. As a resident of the 36th district, unfortunately I'm outta luck and will have to abide by whatever my representative feels will get him...
This week marked the 21st anniversary of Kurt Cobain's suicide, and a new movie serves as a reminder of just how unresolved the Nirvana frontman's public image was when he died. Montage of Heck, the latest but by far most comprehensive film about Cobain, arrives at the TriBeCa Film Festival in the coming weeks and through an extremely intimate portrayal of Cobain (wherein we find out maybe more than we ever wanted to know...
Tonight at Power House Arena you can pick up a copy of Project Lives, a new book of photographs taken by dozens of New York City public housing residents. The book's editors—George Carrano, Jonathan Fisher, and Chelsea Davis—have also been at the helm of Seeing for Ourselves, a non-profit participatory photography initiative to bring photo workshops (called Developing Lives) to NYCHA tenants. "The three of us came together around this idea of turning over the narrative...