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With nudity, 'The Tempest' gets a feminist message

The Outdoor Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society like to do the same things everyone else does in Central Park, just in less clothing. They read books, have picnics, get some vitamin D. This week, they’re joining forces with Torn Out Theater to perform Shakespeare’s The...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 2:01pm

Hot chicken is the next phase of the fried chicken craze

Every time is seems like fried chicken’s 15 minutes are up, it finds a way to reinvent itself and restart the clock. Two of last year’s best openings — Birds & Bubbles, where it’s served alongside no less than flutes of bubbly, and the intensely Southern charmed Root...

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 2:30pm

The world's most advanced virtual reality game is in Times Square

For 200 years, Madame Tussauds has been known for creating wax sculptures of famous people — not exactly the place where you were expecting to step into our digital future. But just as it’s given visitors a way to escort J.Lo down the Oscars red carpet, it’s now home the next...

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 2:23am

Ride with Santa on Christmas Eve through the magic of virtual reality

Ever since “The Santa Clause,” all we’ve wanted for Christmas is a ride in Santa’s sleigh. Well, strap in children young and old, you’re going to the North Pole! Thanks to the magic of virtual reality, you can sit right beside Father Christmas on his busiest night...

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 2:22am

Chick-fil-A opens first double-decker NYC restaurant in Herald Square

The country's most famous (and occasionally notorious) fried chicken chain, Chick-fil-A, is about to make its landing in Midtown Manhattan. Specifically, NYC's first full-size Chick-fil-A will be located at 37th Street and Sixth Avenue. The two-story restaurant has been nearly a...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2:49pm

Get out on NYC's waters: kayaking, sailing, surfing and more

The dregs of winter are officially gone, and sunny days are here to tempt us back to the city’s rivers. Though it’s still a bit chilly for swimming — unless you’re a Polar Bear Club member — there are plenty of other ways to enjoy NYC’s waters this season....

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 4:16pm

New York Comic Con 2016 is making room for more fans, and fandoms

It’s not just the heroes that are super at New York Comic Con. The annual convention of all things sci-fi, fantasy and animation, from screens to comics, returns to the Javits Center on Oct. 6-9. But that’s not the only place you’ll find it — from bar parties to costumed...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 1:28pm

PHOTOS: New York Comic Con 2016 Day 2 best costumes

It's Day 2 of New York City Comic Con and the favorite fandoms are beginning to emerge. Enough fans of Blizzard's new "Overwatch" game turned out to play a match in real life, while "Naruto" continues to be popular despite the series ending last year. Yes, that is...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 1:24pm

PHOTOS: Best costumes at New York Comic Con, Day 3

Saturday at New York Comic Con is when you tend to see the best costumes as cosplayers bring out their entries for the evening's Eastern Championships of Cosplay. Beyond some stunning entries, see the moment when the man inside the massive mechanical suit of Reinhardt from "Overwatch...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 1:23pm

PHOTOS: New York Comic Con Day 1 best costumes and scenes

The four-day pop culture bonanza that is New York Comic Con 2016 kicked off this morning at the Javits Center. The convention is expected to draw 180,000 people, many of them in elaborate costumes, and our photographer Brandon Hardin will be capturing them all along with the best scenes...

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 1:19pm

A rainforest pops up for the winter at the Butterfly Conservatory

Like humans, some butterflies can live in the Arctic tundra. Thankfully, it's the tropical kind that are coming to the American Museum of Natural History to spend their winter. Get out of the cold and join them indoors when the museum's annual Butterfly Conservatory reopens...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 9:08am

What to expect at The Meadows, NYC's new fall music festival

Music festival season has officially been extended. The first weekend of October brings The Meadows Music & Arts Festival, a brand new event looking to keep the summer vibes going as we transition into sweater weather. On Oct. 1-2 at Citi Field, Founders Entertainment will apply the lessons...

Monday, May 8, 2017 - 11:30am

Meet makeup maven Trish McEvoy at Build Studio

Before lip kits and Sephora, there was Trish McEvoy, whose makeup brushes revolutionized the beauty world. The makeup maven was also the first to open a science-based beauty clinic with her husband, helping New York’s celebrity set look their best for nearly four decades. RELATED: See to...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:47am

Terracotta warriors and rare Chinese treasures come to the Met for Age of Empires

Think you know China? Think again at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Age of Empires, which brings more than 160 artifacts exclusively from the country’s museums and cultural institutions, much of them never before seen outside of its borders. “Age of Empires is the largest and...

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 1:06pm

Things to do in Boston this weekend

FESTIVALS The Nile Project This international group is comprised of musicians from all around the Nile Basin, including such diverse nations as Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. Altogether they sing in 10 different languages. A joyful track offered as an online...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 4:22pm

Eat Like an Insider: Padoca Bakery's Rachel Binder takes over Eataly

Things have gotten very busy at Padoca Bakery. The Upper East Side shop’s signature pastry, the savory Brazilian cheese puff called pão de queijo, is the bread of the month for October at Eataly Downtown, and that’s got pastry chef Rachel Binder working overtime. “We upped...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:13pm

Catch the best Shakespeare productions this spring

Yes, we’re all a little anxious to see Oscar Isaac take on the role of “Hamlet” this summer, but you’ll have to keep it in your pants for a little longer.Until then, we’ve rounded up all the gender-swapping, boozy and outlandish Shakespearean productions of spring....

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 4:56pm

Eat Like an Insider: Follow Chris Santos to the party

If your idea of going out to dinner includes an element of see-and-be-seen, there’s probably a very specific set of spots you hit up: restaurant-lounge Stanton Social, lux speakeasy Beauty & Essex, splashy clubhouse Vandal. To go with their party vibes, what they all have in common is...

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 4:43pm

Get your NSFW sexts right here

We all have sexting stories. Some are amusing — the embarrassing autocorrects, the dirty messages we’ve mistakenly sent to the wrong recipient, the sexy selfie attempts that end up anything but. And then there’s the more insidious experience — the unsolicited dick pics, the misogynistic comebacks...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 5:28pm

Pancakes & Booze Art Show features free flapjacks, local talent

For Pancakes & Booze founder Tom Kirlin, combining free flapjacks, alcohol and art has been a recipe for success. The L.A. resident first devised his art and carb fest back in 2009 as a side project, a way for the former film and TV cameraman to make use of his studio space that would sit empty...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 3:01pm