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Cosplay Diplomacy: How 10 Comic Con Goers Would Defeat Their Enemies

Trump says “only one thing will work,” but the attendees of New York Comic Con know better. We asked them how they’d defeat their mortal enemy (in the comic book universe). Click through for their answers.

<strong>Wonder Woman</strong>

Wonder Woman

“I try not to kill people. So, probably in a nice way and put them in jail.”



“I would probably trap him in a nightmare of his own devising.”

<strong>Dark Phoenix</strong>

Dark Phoenix

“It would have to be the Joker, because he’s just so psycho. It would be interesting to get into his head, and since Jean Grey can get into people’s minds, I could destroy him from within.”



“I’m the friendly neighborhood Flash…er. I’m not here to save the world, I just want to show people my junk. Who wears the most clothes? Batman. Rip ‘em all off. That’s how I would kill him. Without his suit, who is he?”



“Probably T-Ray with as many Katanas as possible.”

<strong>Namor the Sub-Mariner</strong>

Namor the Sub-Mariner

“It’s humans in general. He would send tsunamis to drown them. If you have oil tankers and you’re poisoning the water, you’re his mortal enemy. Anybody that hurts the ocean.”



“It would probably be Red Skull from Captain America. Because, I love Captain America. My main superpower is that I can throw a sticky bomb, and it basically blows up everyone in a certain radius. Definitely the bomb.”



"Most likely it’s the Riddler. Dispose of him? It’s pretty easy. You just need to figure out his riddles and stay one step ahead of him. I would probably just lock him away forever and throw away the key.”



“I’m an octopus. I would squeeze them with my tentacles and possibly drown them in ink.”



“Loki with Thor’s hammer.”

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Watch: Indigenous People Gather to Sing, Dance, and Say ‘Enough of Columbus Day’

Monday, October 9, Columbus Day, officially marks an Italian man’s passage across the Atlantic Ocean, an event that kicked off the genocide of New World natives and paved the way for the Atlantic slave trade. To mark the occasion, several hundred people on Randall’s Island in New York had something else in mind. Representatives of around 75 Native American tribes gathered for two days to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

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Artists of Color Explore Home, Feathered Friends Get Glamour Shots, and More Exhibitions

(flyer via BRN GRL SPK / Facebook)

This Is My Home (Too)
Opening Monday, October 9 at Casa Mezcal, 7 pm to 11 pm. $10 suggested donation. On view through October 28.

Today, according to my iCal, is Columbus Day. But for years upon years, many have called into question how much a man who accidentally found some land and was unrelentingly cruel to its Indigenous inhabitants deserves an entire day named after him. This is why many cities, including Austin, Salt Lake City, and Los Angeles, have elected to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day.

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New Doc Goes Gaga For ‘Queen of Nightlife’ Susanne Bartsch’s Wild Style

(Photo: Jeff Mermelstein for New York magazine)

As the den mother of the club kids and the Queen of Nightlife, Susanne Bartsch has been profiled countless times, most memorably in 2006 by New York magazine. Back then, none other than Ian Schrager described Bartsch as “a true icon of the night, someone who goes down in the nightlife hall of fame.” Of course, there is no nightlife hall of fame (yet), but Bartsch has now been immortalized in the form of a documentary, Susanne Bartsch: On Top, that will open Newfest, the city’s long-running LGBT film festival.

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East Village Puerto Ricans On Trump’s ‘Sickening’ Response to Hurricane Maria

Joey Montalvo, a proud Puerto Rican New Yorker.

Hurricane Maria hit close to home for the many Puerto Ricans living in Alphabet City. Among the 34 who died when the storm hit Puerto Rico was Joey Montalvo’s uncle. The San Juan resident had a heart attack and medical assistance couldn’t reach him. “He can’t even have a decent funeral because all the cemeteries are flooded,” Montalvo told us during a recent visit to Don Juan’s Barbershop, on East 4th Street.

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Turn On, Tune In, Drop Into This Weekend Conference on Psychedelics


Michael Bogenschutz (Photo: Steve Duncan)

Five decades after psychedelics first made their mark on American culture, the promise of psychedelic drugs is being championed by artists, activists, scientists and scholars.

On Oct. 6 to 8, Horizons: Perspectives on Psychedelics will hold its 11th annual conference which brings together researchers and activists to advocate for expanding the use of the mind-altering in medicine and explore the use of psychedelics in art and culture, says Kevin Balktick, who founded the symposium in 2007.

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The Ai Weiwei Installation in Washington Square Park Already Has People Talking

(Photos: Matthew Silver, unless noted.)

The metal-wire Ai Weiwei installation that will reside underneath the Washington Square Arch from October 12 to Feb. 11 isn’t completed yet, but it’s already garnering mixed reviews from people in the neighborhood.

The project, “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,” is part of a larger exhibition by the Public Art Fund in celebration of its 40th anniversary, and the tall fence-like structure is just one of more than 300 installations that will be scattered across the five boroughs. Another Ai Weiwei installation is going up at Cooper Union.

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