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It’s easy to forget, especially in a place like New York City, that queer people are more often than not in need of safe spaces to maintain their physical and emotional well being. Charlie Solidum prioritizes the underserved members of the queer community. You may have seen his face this year gracing one of the many posters across the city, sponsored by the New York City Commission on Human Rights, that reminds all New...
Opera is one of the most enduring performance art forms, but, also, it is probably the most exclusive. A ticket to the Met can set one back nearly a hundred dollars (that is if you’re fine with sitting far away). And, it’s quite challenging—unlike mainstream musical theater, operas do not take their musical cues from pop music. The founders of LoftOpera—Dean Buck, Daniel Ellis-Ferris, and Brianna Maury—want to flip the opera world on its...
If one were to draw a Venn diagram that encompasses the New York digital media world and the New York comedy scene, you’d find plenty of names somewhere in the middle. A news producer at Mic, Gabe Gonzalez got his start in the comedy world, training at the famed Second City theater in Chicago. It’s there he learned how to infuse political commentary with a sense of humor—something he’d admired in the work of...
There’s a mini Italian food empire growing in Fort Greene, and the two women leading it brought back from Italy a passion for food and a savvy for business. Beginning with Aita, the rustic Italian eatery on the corner of Greene and Waverly that soon expanded to an adjoining bar called The Mayflower, co-owners Giulia Pelliccioni and Silvia Barban brought authentic Italian dining to the neighborhood and managed to avoid the obvious dishes you’d...