Arts & Entertainment

How long is the shadow of a battle, an explosion, a revolution? Whatstories arise in the wake of devastation? The latest issue of Granta explores the aftermath and legacy of conflict in fiction, poetry, and reportage. To launch it, join writer and historian Patrick French, on how the heroism of his great-uncle in World War I left behind a "saturating cult of remembrance," and novelist and critic Hari Kunzru, on the sinister lure of disaster tourism.

 Hurry, last chance!   Alexis Rockman’s watercolor drawings, on exhibition through November 3rd, were the first stage in the development of the fantastical, imaginary world of Life of Pi, the 2012 Academy-Award winning feature film directed by Ang Lee.

The Rocky Horror Show had its debut on the London stage in 1973 and within a month it was an underground sensation. In less than a year it played to sold out audiences at the La Roxy. In 1975, the play was turned into a film. Almost 40 years later is has become the biggest cult movie in history. On Thursday, October 31st, Halloween Night, The Rocky Horror Show will be resurrected for a one night (2 performance) extravaganza at Duane Park restaurant in the east village.

In past articles, I've been describing my glorious re-location from Manhattan to Anguilla. Yes, two islands, but that's the sole similarity. But I wasn't always a Manhattan woman. Far from it.

Halloween is soon approaching and thus it is the season of the supernatural. Explore your inner divine with The Daemon Tarot: the Forbidden Wisdom of the Infernal Dictionary (Sterling Ethos, November 2013). Author Ariana Osborne has reinterpreted the classic text Le Dictionnaire Infernal (Infernal Dictionary) for today’s audience, creating a simplified system to identify the unique strengths and specialties of the daemons.

From 1886, Webster Hall was known to many as The Devil's Playground. This Halloween, 128 years later, the Devil rises to dance amongst the people for one very special night ... Webster Hell 2013. 
The night begins at the most famous Halloween parade on the planet - NYC's 40th annual Halloween Parade. Witness Webster Hall's Zombie Rave Halloween float spectacle, mounted by a horrifying group of gyrating, lustful zombies and undead DJs as it emanates throbbing bass and transports an epically hellish party-on-wheels through the belly of NYC.

On Saturday, November 16th, Rafael Risemberg will lead the gay & lesbian tour. The tour will feature exhibits completely different from previous gay & lesbian tours. Founder/ director Risemberg, Ph.D. is a former gay studies professor and art critic for the NY Blade, and he scours Chelsea’s 300 galleries for the most interesting and provocative exhibits by LGBT artists. 

It's the fifth annual PhantasmaGOREY Victorian Halloween Ball, and, for one night only, One Hanover Square will transform into a Victorian haunted mansion in an elegantly deranged celebration of all things whimsical, dark, and Edward Gorey.

NYC10 is a unique dance show. The next show on October 23, provides opportunities to 10 emerging dance companies to showcase their work (up to 10 minutes each) and receive feedback and reviews

The Mount Vernon carriage house, constructed in 1799, is one of those rare city gems that endures in spite of the rising buildings around it.  Especially for City kids, Mount Vernon possesses a historic authenticity that only a few places in New York can claim.  This Friday, the museum is opening its doors to welcome families for a candlelit museum tour and spooky storytelling by Gerald Fierst, the 2003 featured ghost storyteller at the International Storytelling Center.

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