Muscle Shoals 3.5 stars Documentary by Greg "Freddy" Camalier Rated PG Playing at IFC Center
Lynyrd Skynyrd famously sang of the Swampers in Muscle Shoals, Ala., who "pick me up when I'm feeling blue."
If you're not an expert on modern rock 'n' roll, there's a very good chance you've probably spent a lifetime being mystified by what the band was talking about in "Sweet... » more
We Are What We Are 2.5 stars Directed by Jim Mickle Starring Bill Sage, Julia Garner, Ambyr Childers Rated R Playing at Sunshine Cinema
"We Are What We Are" centers on a strange upstate New York family called the Parkers.
Far be it from me to tell you just how strange they are, though anyone who's seen the 2010 Mexican film upon which this flick is based will know the answer.
Suffice... » more
Don Jon 2.5 stars Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore Rated R
Is it possible to miscast yourself? Based on "Don Jon," in which writer-director Joseph Gordon-Levitt puts his actor self in a role that simply doesn't fit, the answer is yes.
Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut centers on Jon (Gordon-Levitt), a clichéd... » more
Whether you like it or not, the cold is coming, and while you pack away your summer sandals and get out your warm jackets, you’ll likely realize that those seashells and bamboo floor mats might not be the right home décor for the new season.
We collected tips from two of our favorite interior designers on how to decorate and cozy up your home for the fall.
CREATE WARMTH From room to... » more
While the fall is usually a slower season for the New York City rental market, experts expect the next couple of months to be pretty competitive. With rents high and limited inventory available, a lot of New Yorkers are renewing their leases and staying put, they said.
What to know “The rental season this year, people have really found the prices to be extremely high,” said Gary Malin, president... » more
If there’s one thing to be said about the real estate market in New York City this fall it’s that people are buying, experts we spoke to said.
From young families to foreign investors, everyone wants a piece of New York City’s apartment buildings.
Hot market People are coming to open houses around the city in droves, said Gary Malin, of at Citi Habitats, a real estate group.
“There’s... » more
Poetry is slammin’ in New York City.
The Friday night poetry slams at the Nuyorican Poets Café in Alphabet City are among the hottest tickets in town. Poetry in Motion — the popular punches of verse that appeared in the subways from 1992 to 2008 — was not only brought back last year, but expanded to taxis. The New York Public Library recently conducted a National Poetry Contest via Twitter... » more
The Michael J. Fox Show 2 stars
Beloved Michael J. Fox got a bad deal in life with Parkinson’s disease, and it took him away from the public eye for a little bit. But then he returned in some guest spots, which landed him an Emmy and some nominations, on shows like “Rescue Me,” “Boston Legal” and “The Good Wife.”
Now, with his disease more manageable, he’s returning to a regular gig... » more
A teen involved in a botched iPhone robbery that left a 17-year-old man dead was sentenced in a Queens court yesterday to 20 years in prison.
Stephon Huffman, 19, pleaded guilty in July to first-degree manslaughter in the Oct. 28, 2011, attack on Patrick Dixon.
Charges are pending against three other suspects, including Jose Heredia, who allegedly slashed Dixon's throat. He is charged... » more
David Dinkins A time when the city is focusing on an upcoming mayoral election seems like the optimum moment to reflect on previous hizzoners. Thursday night, former Mayor David Dinkins — who holds the distinction of being the Big Apple’s first and only African-American mayor — will discuss his latest book, “A Mayor’s Life: Governing New York’s Gorgeous Mosaic,” in which he discusses his life, political... » more