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Lobby Bar – July 28: Zombies at the Theater, Edible Technology, and Potatoes Go Portable

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Raiders of the lost Buick. Join the unlikely team of Mississippi Riegler and Indiana Jones 50 years in the future as they unearth a golden Buick LeSabre and fight off a rival archaeologist as well as some Nazis who mistake the Buick for the Ark of the Covenant. In the end (spoiler alert!), the intrepid duo drives off in the Buick …

Review: ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ at John Golden Theatre

Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” is a three-act play that was first performed in 1879. Set in a small Norwegian town of that era it explores the fate of Nora Helmer, who, as a married woman in late 19th century Norway, lacks the legal status and ability to simply be herself. At the end of the play, Nora leaves the house, a slammed door heard around the world.
Fifteen years later, …

Lobby Bar – July 21: Killer Selfies, Flight Attendants Get Naked, and a Concussion Shower

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Two of a kind. Join Jonathan Spira at the theater for a look at “Assassins,” a roughly two-hour light-hearted look at the assassinations of past United States presidents. Next week, we’ll review “Survivors,” a 43-hour play about all of the other presidents. Bring a sleeping bag and diapers: there is no intermission but covlefe will be served.
Powdered hospitality. Take a quick flight …

Review: ‘Puffs’ at New World Stages: It’s ‘Third or Nothing’ for Those Other Three Student Wizards

This week, the hit play “Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic” moved seven blocks uptown to New York’s favorite off-Broadway theatre, New World Stages, for its third staging of the show.  Even if you’ve been one among the lucky few thousand to have seen one of the original adaptations of the play, you’ll want to return to your favorite school of magic if …

What’s Doing in Havana

Still somewhat frozen in time, Cuba’s capital city, Havana, is nonetheless in a state of flux. President Obama made history in 2016 when he became the first U.S. leader to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge in 1928. Other travelers want to follow in his footsteps.
While it became easier to visit the island nation thanks to new travel rules that went into effect at the start of 2015, the current administration …

Review: ‘Assassins’ – Encores Off Center at City Center

Four U.S. presidents, namely Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, and John F. Kennedy, were assassinated while in office, all by gunshot, and all within a period of one hundred years. In addition, two U.S. presidents, Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, were injured in attempted assassinations and others, including Andrew Jackson and William Howard Taft, were the targets of assassination plots, as was Richard Nixon, whose would-be assassin planned …

Lobby Bar – July 14: When Turtles Fly, Human Memory Upgrades, Yogi Berra’s Lounge, and the Real Rainbow Road

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Electrique. Paul Riegler explains why the future of electric vehicles is very bright right now. This is in part thanks to legislature that incentivizes research in the industry, but mostly because the majority of EVs are outfitted with multi-colored rainbow LED rim lights, making the roads just a little more visible and fabulous for everyone.
Take a pill. 2017 is …