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Shadows Return to Ellis Island (09/30/2014)  In the century-old photo, seven children gaze straight at the camera, looking hopeful or somber, or perhaps simply stunned at their surroundings. They have just landed on Ellis Island.Their heads were wrapped in white cloth; they suffered...  

PUBLIC THEATER TO OFFER FREE TICKETS BY LOTTERY (09/25/2014)  The Public Theater announced on Thursday that it would distribute free tickets, by lottery, to the first performance of every main stage show during its 2014-2015 season. The free tickets, a program being started with the help of TodayTix, a theater...  

THE NY ART BOOK FAIR (09/25/2014)  Books are better with pictures, as any first grader knows. Pick up some literary eye candy at the ninth annual NY Art Book Fair, where more than 300 international exhibitors will show off their zines, manuscripts and art publications of all stripes....  

ON VIEW: NAM JUNE PAIK'S 'BECOMING ROBOT' AT ASIA SOCIETY (09/24/2014)  In 1982, as part of a Nam June Paik performance in New York, a large metal robot/sculpture attempted to cross Madison Avenue. A hilarious documentary film made at the time shows Robot K-456 eventually getting hit by a car, but the automaton’s...  

BLONDIE'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION (09/23/2014)  During the late '70s, Blondie was arguably New York's biggest export since cheesecake. Born a pop group in the Bowery punk scene, some 40 years on, it's cemented itself as a New York legend. To celebrate, there's a weeklong exhibit...