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Forgettable, discontinuous storytelling in “Somebody Up There Likes Me”

Forgettable, discontinuous storytelling in “Somebody Up There Likes Me”

March 27, 2013
Filed under ARTS

There is somebody out there who will enjoy Bob Byington’s latest feature, “Somebody Up There Likes Me” — perhaps a lover of off-beat indie tales about the woes of entering adulthood and escaping the reality of an empty existence. For the rest of us, the film is a disjointed story revolving around ... Read more »

NYU must divest

February 8, 2013
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

This past Tuesday, leading environmentalist Bill McKibben stood before a crowd of 600 people at Cooper Union’s Grand Hall, urging them to confront universities about divesting from fossil fuel companies. His organization, 350.org, is devoted to finding tangible, strategic and systematic ways to restrict... Read more »

More drama than laughs in ‘Comedy’

More drama than laughs in ‘Comedy’

November 13, 2012
Filed under ARTS

Living in New York, one is probably familiar with somebody like Swanson, the aging hipster played by Tim Heidecker in the new film, “The Comedy.” He can be seen walking the streets of Williamsburg, frequenting bars while holding a Pabst Blue Ribbon, dressed in a polo shirt and cut-off shorts. “The... Read more »

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