“How are you going to stay here?” “Maybe I’ll marry you…” That line from Critically Ashamed’s season 2 premiere episode got a laugh from the audience, but it hit me a little closer to home. It’s the exact half-serious joke I’ve been making for two years. Critically Ashamed follows an immigrant comedian, Delia, as she … Continue reading Expats in the City: Why a Web Series About Migrant Comedians Really Hits Home
Almost immediately, The Poet and the Professor is a very obvious change from the short films most people are used to. It is, as director and star Ariel Kavoussi calls it, a feminist film.
“My mom says that when I was young, I used to walk around the house saying I was going to be a communist.” Greg Stone says. “Then she saw me watching Gallagher and realized I meant comedian, which I think hurt more.” Greg Stone has a way of making his impressive career sound mediocre. Aside … Continue reading Greg Stone Taped His Standup Album at the Queens Bar Where He Once Poured Shots
Through countless interviews with oft-overlooked residents of Tucson, Arizona, Brian Jabas Smith and Maggie Smith have crafted beautiful tales of sadness. This weekend, they’ll bring their book and accompanying documentary, both titled Tucson Salvage, to Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Christine Costello and Patrick Noecker wanted to curate a selection of items—books, clothing, housewares, records, incense sticks and other trinkets—that make people feel good. And so, today they opened their store Feels in Ridgewood.
Remember when Governor Cuomo said he’d ensure that half of New York state’s consumed energy would come from renewable sources by 2030? It turns out that, unlike the MTA and the endless battles around it, this project is actually seeing action.
Grumpy, miserable, fast-moving, money-driven: Everyone has their idea about New Yorkers. But, a new study is busting every one of those stereotypes faster than you can say kindness. According to the study, conducted by WalletHub, New York City is the second most caring city in America, behind Madison, Wisconsin. Using statistics from federal government agencies … Continue reading Is New York Really America’s 2nd Kindest City Or Is This Study Total Friggin Bull?
Prepare yourselves, the most important snack-related day of December is quickly approaching. December 15 marks National Cupcake Day, better known in some circles as the best day ever, and New Yorkers everywhere should be celebrating. Now that cupcakes are making a comeback(?), this is a holiday that knows no divide except whether or not you like … Continue reading Where to Stuff Your Face On National Cupcake Day
Before New York was the concrete jungle it is today, it had a lot more natural resources. Central Park wasn’t an anomaly of green space, and there was once an underground water preserve called Collect Pond under what’s now Tribeca.
The closest thing I can think of to telling a story in 10 minutes is a Saturday Night Live skit, I tell Ross DeGraw and Sayra Player. They’re the artistic directors for The Collective NY, a theater company co-founded by Amy Schumer, and they’ve been working tirelessly to produce C:10, a series of 14 brand … Continue reading Company Co-Founded By Amy Schumer Stages Some Short Attention Span Theater