GOOD TIMING FOR NEW HISTORICAL SOCIETY EXHIBIT ON WOMEN

Just in time for International Women’s Day, the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library has opened Saving Washington, the debut exhibi … Read the rest of this entry >>

40TH ANNUAL MARGARET MEAD FESTIVAL BRINGS GLOBAL DOCUMENTARIES TO THE UWS

Looking for a different kind of Saturday night at the movies? You might want to see what’s on at the Margaret Mead Festival at the American Museum of Natural His … Read the rest of this entry >>

NY FILM FESTIVAL: A KOREAN LOVE STORY WITH A CURIOUS TWIST

Painter Young-soo (Kim Joo-hyuk) loves his pretty girlfriend, Min-Jung (Lee You-young) and she loves him. There’s just one problem. Min-Jung … Read the rest of this entry >>

NY FILM FESTIVAL: ANNETTE BENING BRINGS HUMOR AND SUBSTANCE TO THE BRILLIANT ’20TH CENTURY WOMEN’

How do you raise a boy to be a good man? It’s a pressing question for Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), a single mother l … Read the rest of this entry >>

54TH NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL OPENS WITH SEARING PORTRAIT OF AMERICAN PRISONS

German screwball comedy, the story of refugees in Lampedusa, and a South Korean rom-com with a mysterious twist. There’s a … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: LOCAL CIRCUS IN TROUBLE, HAMILTON SOFTBALL, SRO FINED

June 6, 2016 Weather: Mostly sunny, with a high of 85 deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

HELLO, TITANOSAUR!

Here's an old joke from the Cretaceous Era: Caveman 1: "Man, that Titanosaur is big." Caveman 2: "How big is … Read the rest of this entry >>

LOCAL BOOKS: UPPER WEST SIDE STORY AND GETTING THERE: A BOOK OF MENTORS

What would you do if a beloved child was accidentally responsible for the death of another? What if issues of race, a corrupt judge … Read the rest of this entry >>

BOOK CULTURE THROWS HOPEFUL OPENING PARTY, REVEALS INVESTOR

Book Culture threw a grand opening party for its new store on Columbus Avenue between 81st and 82nd street last week, and the store announc … Read the rest of this entry >>

HAVE YOU NOTICED THE UPGRADE TO OUR EVENTS PAGE?

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For months, West Side Rag’s events page (“This Week’s Events” on the right hand side of the page) was put together in slapdash fashion, with events posted the day before they occurred or even that very morning. We heard from [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

TWO EXHIBITIONS TO CHECK OUT BEFORE THEY CLOSE: MARSH PAINTINGS AND AIDS RETROSPECTIVE

By Nancy Novick Looking for something different to do as summer draws to a close? The New-York Historical Society at 77th and Central Park West is home to two noteworthy exhibits for just a short time longer. Swing Time: Reginald [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

BOOK REVIEW: ‘HOW TO BE A FRIEND TO A FRIEND WHO’S SICK’

By Nancy Novick Letty Cottin Pogrebin advocates telling the truth, which is why I’d like to share my first impression of her new book “How to be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick”: What a good idea for a [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

BOOK REVIEW: ARTHUR WOOTEN’S DIZZY

By Nancy Novick Unless you’ve been living in a media-free zone, stories of celebrities spinning out of control have become part of our daily conversation—a phenomenon that may lead to a serious case of compassion fatigue. But imagine a scenario [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

5 THINGS TO DO ON THE UWS INSTEAD OF WATCHING THE SUPER BOWL

By Nancy Novick So you’ve just finished watching Puppy Bowl IX on Animal Planet and you’re looking for something else to do on the UWS while everyone you know is watching the Super Bowl.  Forget finding a place to have [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

REVIEWS: THE ART OF SPIEGELMAN AND CABARET-BERLIN AT THE NEW YORK JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

By Nancy Novick The Art of Spiegelman Early in the documentary about his work, artist Art Spiegelman lets us know that he isn’t very productive when he’s feeling good, for example, when he’s just had sex. Disaster is his self- [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

FILM REVIEW: GINGER & ROSA AT NY FILMFEST

By Nancy Novick From Romeo and Juliet to the Twilight saga, themes of first love–and the forces that thwart it–have attracted scores of filmmakers from around the world. But far fewer have depicted the non-sexual, yet no less passionate attachments [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

MORNING BULLETIN: A MODEST 5,546 SQUARE FOOT PENTHOUSE, ANOTHER MTA FARE HIKE?

September 17, 2012 Weather: Mostly Sunny, High of 78 Deg … Read the rest of this entry >>

WHILE MICHAEL TUCKER’S FACE EVOKES L.A., HIS NEW BOOK IS ALL UPPER WEST SIDE

Editor’s Note: Nancy Novick reviewed Michael Tucker’s new book “After Annie”, and also got a chance to meet and interview him at the Fairway Cafe. Both the review and the Q&A are below. By Nancy Novick Life in any New [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

A POX ON YOU IF YOU MISS THIS EXCITING NEW EXHIBIT!

Editor’s Note: The New-York Historical Society was kind enough to give two of our writers a preview of its new Smallpox exhibit. We thus have two reviews. They both happen to be excellent, and I learned something different from each [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

UWS BOOK REVIEW: “READING MY FATHER” BY ALEXANDRA STYRON

Nancy Novick, an Upper West Side writer, plans to write an occasional column for us on books, particularly those with relevance to the neighborhood. This first column is about Alexandra Styron (above), a one-time Upper West Sider who wrote a [&hel … Read the rest of this entry >>

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