News & Politics

Using the famous first words of the U.S. Constitution as its title, the exhibition explores issues of identity politics, demographic trends, swing-state gaming, and the influence of special interests against the backdrop of this year's political debates. We the People will create a diorama of the American populace using strategically chosen examples of figurative painting, sculpture, and photography.  "We the People" will run through November 9th, to coincide with the 2012 presidential election, and will take a close look at who the American people are, as seen through 68 different artists' eyes.


Grab yo' masks and grab yo' capes! Lose your secret identity and enter the covert lair of Gotham's most heroic haunted townhouse.  At the Superheroes & Villains Halloween Party show off your super power and features music, open bar, and unlimited food. All while supporting a fantastic cause! Saturday, October 27th.


T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre will hold a Salute to New York Theatre at the Maritime Hotel on Monday, November 12, beginning at 6pm. The event will feature the presentation of TSS 2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards to Tony Award-winning actress Judith Light, who is scheduled to return to Broadway later this season in The Assembled Parties; Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley; and NY1 theater critic Roma Torre. Julie Halston will serve as host.


Can you recall a time when there was a bigger backlash against women’s reproductive and workplace rights? Birth control, equal pay—even rape victims—are under attack. What do women stand to lose, and how can we get back on track? Join the discussion with NOW-NYC and leading advocates for women, tonight at 6pm. Panelists include Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Shelby Knox, and Tamika Mallory.


The non-profit League of Conservation Voters (LCV) helps Americans sort out the good guys from the bad when it comes to the environmental track records of candidates in important high-level races across the country. Besides endorsing specific candidates, the group also keeps a running “dirty dozen” list of the politicians with the worst environmental records. Meanwhile, the group’s LCV Action Fund is a related political action fund that can channel funding to the candidates it supports.


Join the fight against hydrofracking! Stand alongside Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Lennon, Josh Fox, Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto, and the Artists Against Fracking for a special screening of “Gasland.” Proceeds will benefit the Water Defense International WOW Company.  Thursday, October 18th, at 7pm.


As part of it’s 30th anniversary celebration the Hunger Action Network has been holding events around the state, honoring the work of the many who have dedicated themselves to eliminating hunger and poverty. On World Food Day, Tuesday, October 16th, they will hold one such gathering in New York City. “Cream of the Crop” will include light refreshments from local purveyors and chefs including Mary Cleaver, Liz Neumark, Hawthorne Valley and many others, as well as Brooklyn Brewery, with DJ Shomi Noise to get you on your feet! 


StraightTalk is a three day annual event that begins on October 12th, bringing together LGBT influencers for a weekend of discussion and debate, where politicians, business professionals, celebrities, and educators explore issues important to the LGBT community.


None of us can escape being bombarded by advertisements touting the health benefits of products lining the shelves of countless stores. The buzzwords, “Natural” preceded by “All” and “100%' even “Organic” are RIDDLED WITH LIES! Companies are jumping on the bandwagon of increased health consciousness and cleverly wording their packaging to dupe you into believing their claims are true.


Who ever heard of a 'Spy Conference'? Aren't those meetings supposed to happen on darkened, rainy street corners? Aren’t the participants forbidden to use their real names, and make contacts which last only long enough to pass along secret, coded messages? No Film Noir has a moment where participants 'break character,' the film stops, and actors mingle to discuss fantastic escapes, stolen documents, or lost persons...do they? What would a visitor to a 'Spy Conference' expect to find there, anyway? More intriguing, who would go to such a conference?


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