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Movie: One of Us

Penetrating the insular world of New York's Hasidic community, focusing on three individuals driven to break away despite threats of retaliation. Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, also the creators of Jesus Camp. [more inside]
posted by lauranesson on Oct 21, 2017 - 3 comments

The Get Down: Where There is Ruin, There is Hope for a Treasure  Season 1, Ep 1

Review: ‘The Get Down’ Is ‘West Side Story’ With Rappers and Disco Queens “The Get Down,” Mr. Luhrmann’s 12-episode series for Netflix (six episodes will be available on Friday 8/12), is being promoted as “a comprehensive look at the art form’s true origins” and an authentic evocation of late-’70s New York, that caldron of burning buildings, bankruptcy, cocaine and revolutionary forms of popular music. [more inside]
posted by pjsky on Aug 13, 2016 - 19 comments

Podcast: My Brother, My Brother And Me: MBMBaM 307: Face 2 Face: Would You Rather DeVito?

We're coming to you live from the Playstation Theatre in New York, NY! We assume that you, like our live audience, are "horny for this"! Along with being a great episode, it features a big announcement and special guest John Hodgman with a very special presentation! Suggested Talking Points: America's Next Top Cop, Flower Eater, James in the Cloud, Dope Raisins, Karn-al Pleasures, Yellow, Doing Great, MARK
posted by kmz on Jun 14, 2016 - 2 comments

Book: The Chaperone

"Only a few years before becoming a famous silent-film star and an icon of her generation, a fifteen-year-old Louise Brooks leaves Wichita, Kansas, to study with the prestigious Denishawn School of Dancing in New York. Much to her annoyance, she is accompanied by a thirty-six-year-old chaperone, who is neither mother nor friend. Cora Carlisle, a complicated but traditional woman with her own reasons for making the trip, has no idea what she’s in for. ... [W]hile what she finds isn’t what she anticipated, she is liberated in a way she could not have imagined. " -Amazon.com [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Mar 31, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: What Maisie Knew

Based on the classic 1897 Henry James novel but set in contemporary New York City, six year-old Maisie observes the frantic comings and goings of her divorcing parents and their respective lovers.
posted by gemutlichkeit on Jan 3, 2016 - 2 comments

Project Runway: Team Lingerie  Season 14, Ep 6

The designers pitch their lingerie designs to Heidi, and the winning set was produced for sale in Heidi Klum's lingerie line. Special guest judge this week was Bella Thorne. [more inside]
posted by dorothyisunderwood on Sep 11, 2015 - 21 comments

Project Runway: Gunn and Heid  Season 14, Ep 5

The designers start out with paintball guns and grudges in a group challenge that's gender-split and quickly goes downhill. Kelly Osbourne is the guest judge. [more inside]
posted by dorothyisunderwood on Sep 3, 2015 - 18 comments

Project Runway: Fashion Flip  Season 14, Ep 4

The designers must put their own stamp on classic fashion designs, drawing inspiration from New York City. Mary Kay makeup is also involved somehow. Sally Draper (okay, Kiernan Shipka) guest judges. [more inside]
posted by en forme de poire on Aug 29, 2015 - 20 comments

Podcast: Reply All: #36 Today's The Day

On this week's episode of Reply All, PJ and Alex go outside.
posted by lunch on Aug 27, 2015 - 28 comments

Movie: Shame

In New York City, a man's (Michael Fassbender) carefully cultivated private life -- which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction -- is disrupted when his sister (Carey Mulligan) arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay. Directed by Steve McQueen.
posted by hush on Jan 21, 2015 - 4 comments

Podcast: 99% Invisible: 147- Penn Station Sucks

New Yorkers are known to disagree about a lot of things. Who's got the best pizza? What's the fastest subway route? Yankees or Mets? But all 8.5 million New Yorkers are likely to agree on one thing: Penn Station sucks.
posted by Emanuel on Jan 7, 2015 - 15 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The Salmon Cannon, State Lotteries, Season Ends  Season 1, Ep 24

This week: Turkey president Erdogan builds a gigantic thousand-room house. New Yorkers become eligable to register .nyc domain names, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg preregisters a ton before scalpers get them. (LWT registered a few of their own: michaelbloombergisawiener.nyc, tinytinymikebloomberg.nyc and bloombergeatsbabycornasifitsrealcorn.nyc). A brief look at the Salmon Cannon (5m), a device for getting fish up stream past hydroelectric dams. (The show kind of goes nuts with the idea.) Main story: State lotteries, their problems and abuses (15m). And Now: People On TV Misunderstanding What The Term "Spoiler Alert" Means. And, finally, this is the last episode of Last Week Tonight for the season, and the year. They bring back the puppets, the Scottish Unicorn, the Space Sex Gecko, and Breakdancing Lincoln for the closing credits. G'night, John Oliver.
posted by JHarris on Nov 11, 2014 - 25 comments

Movie: Summer Of Sam

SPIRIT OF 99 VIEWING CLUB - In the record-breaking heat of '77, a serial killer stalks NYC but the real danger may lie in your friends and neighbors. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Oct 16, 2014 - 3 comments

Manhattan Love Story: Pilot  Season 1, Ep 1

Yes, yes, yes -- "If I'm honest, it's half the reason I married her" -- "If you smash your phone, the internet disappears" -- New record -- Hip, ironic distance -- Number 72 -- Awarded for mediocrity
posted by Margalo Epps on Sep 30, 2014 - 6 comments

Movie: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Peter Parker runs the gauntlet as the mysterious company Oscorp sends up a slew of supervillains against him, impacting on his life. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on May 16, 2014 - 17 comments

Louie: Back  Season 4, Ep 1

Louie hurts his back while trying to up his self-love game. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on May 6, 2014 - 18 comments

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