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Sandra Bernhard is priming her hysterical insight, outspoken views and outrageous mouth to ring in the New Year. Sandra's brilliant unity of hilarious diatribes on the state of modern culture and classic rock attitude burns smart. Sandra's show is fresh, crazy and real. She inspires and invigorates. See her New Years Weekend and rave!

Fracking is shorthand within the oil and gas industry for “hydraulic fracturing,” a process in which drillers blast millions of gallons of water, sand and hazardous chemicals at high-pressure into sub-surface rock formations to create fractures that facilitate the flow of recoverable oil or gas.

Welcome to the world of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. This is the production that is the heart of New York City’s year-end holiday season. Whether it is a family tradition or a once-in-a-lifetime visit, your experience of this glittering classic ballet will stay with you forever and warm your spirit.

Columnist Henry J. Stern and artist, blogger Suzannah Troy both express their opinions on the SAIC Scandal. While Stern grazes the accussed’s relationship to Bloomberg, Troy flat-out insinuates him. Take a look at both views after the jump.

Dear EarthTalk: What’s up with dishwasher detergents of late? They’re clearly not working as well. I hope whatever was done is helping the environment because it’s not helping my dishes.

Take a trip to the 92y foran evening of laughter and merriment at this extra festive, yet non-denominational, edition of Comedy Below Canal™. Featuring a line up of comedians including Elon James White (Countdown with Keith Olbermann) ,Rachel Feinstein (Last Comic Standing finalist), Todd Barry (Bored to Death, Flight of the Conchords, The Wrestler) and more.

 Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the guilty plea of JEFF ATKINS, a/k/a “Ja Rule,” 34, to one count of Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, relating to his possession of a loaded firearm that occurred on July 22, 2007, on the Upper West Side. Jeff Atkins Will Be Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison; Will Have to Register As a Gun Offender.

Opening Tuesday, December 15th at 6PM, NP Contemporary Art Center is pleased to announce Black & White & Read All Over, a group exhibition. Featuring 13 artists, the show touches on a variety of related topics that intersect in the title. Questions of reference and dissemination—the circulation of ideas and forms—under the umbrella of aesthetic pleasure and nostalgia unite the works.

Unfortunately yes, amphibians are still in serious trouble around the world. A recently updated worldwide population assessment by the non-profit International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) found that 32 percent of the 6,000-plus amphibian species left on the planet have declined to dangerously low levels—and qualify for vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered status on the group’s “Red List” of at-risk wildlife.

On Saturday, December 11th  at 2 PM Monya Rowe Gallery is pleased to present a panel discussion titled Macho Man, Mother Man: Rethinking Masculinity. This accompanies their present exhibition, “Man Enough,” featuring paintings, drawings and video by Larissa Bates.