The 14th Factory

The 14th Factory

By Nathalie Barclay   “How can I use my life positively to impact others? How can I contribute? How can I interconnect? How can I do something good with my life?” For Simon Birch, these are driving questions that have come to shape his artistic career over the years. Originally from Brighton, England, Birch moved…

The Power of the Swipe

The Power of the Swipe

As our cell phones now handle everything in our lives from the utilitarian to the hedonistic, everything that we need to get by throughout the day can be conveniently taken care of with the right apps and a few simple swipes. New Yorkers are notoriously impatient with a penchant for immediate gratification, and today’s dating…

The Second Act

The Second Act

Fun Home A powerful portrayal continues in this Tony-award winning play, as a new cast takes the stage to display the evolution of storytelling. Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel’s bestselling graphic memoir, is showcasing key new cast members including Michael Cerveris, Jim Stanek, Lauren Patten, Gabriella Pizzolo, Roberta Colindrez, Zell Steele Morrow, Joel Perez…

Never Not Broken

Never Not Broken

By David Ortmann, LCSW. I’ve avoided writing for weeks because I am shattered – emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. Writing will help, though I feel no good can come from a mind and heart this broken. Enter Hindu mythological figure Akhilandeshvari, the goddess of “never not broken,” meaning that when we’re lying on our bedroom floor,…

New Broadway Plays

New Broadway Plays

Playwright Stephen Karam has been winning accolades and his new work, The Humans, makes clear what the fuss is about. This is a comedy-drama that achieves both sides of the equation in a production skillfully directed by Joe Mantello. Brigid (Sarah Steele), and her boyfriend, Rich (Arian Moayed), have just moved into a duplex apartment…

FJK Dance Open Studio Preview of 2016 Season,

FJK Dance Open Studio Preview of 2016 Season

FJK Dance Open Studio Preview of 2016 Season Ballet lovers Amy Fine Collins, Cathy Hardwick, Michele Gerber Klein and dancer Ethan Stiefel trudged over to the DANY rehearsal studio to preview FJK Dance’s upcoming 2016 season. Founded by the Iraqi born Fadi J. Khoury, who explained the uniqueness of his company which mixes classical ballet with ballroom dancing and Middle Eastern influences. The theme…

Bentley Meeker

Bentley Meeker

Artist Bentley Meeker has had solo shows at the Whitney Museum, the National Arts Club and the Southampton Arts Center. “Light is the most powerful tool we have to create any feeling. My love and respect for light are two of the reasons I chose it as a medium.” Said Meeker, who has also illuminated…