Eklektikon Brings Greek Wine to New York

Originally Published at Woman Around Town There is an abundance of French, Spanish, and Italian wines in New York City’s finest restaurants and liquor stores. Somewhere along the way, Greece lost its presence in the United States. In response, the importers at Eklektikon are enthusiastic about sharing a new wave of Greek wines throughout the…

Kurry Qulture – For Modern Indian Cuisine in Astoria

Originally Published at Woman Around Town   Owner Sonny Solomon and Executive Chef Binder Saini are serving up not only quality eats, but also a new energy to the Indian dining scene in Astoria. If you look around you’ll notice that the trendy and booming Queens neighborhood has an Indian restaurant on nearly ever block,…

Machiavelli Serves Up Food Fit for a Prince (or Princess) Machiavelli Serves Up Food Fit for a Prince (or Princess)

Originally Published at Woman Around Town For over five years, restaurant owner Nathalie De La Fontaine and Chef Gian Pietro Ferro have been dishing up northern Italian cuisine at Machiavelli on the Upper West Side. The hand-painted velvet drapes, wrought-iron candelabras, and wide hand-carved chairs adorned with vibrant upholstered cushions and oversized tassels make you…

COMPANY XIV’s NUTCRACKER ROUGE, the Sexiest Holiday Gift in NYC

Company XIV’s NUTCRACKER ROUGE; Now thru January 7 Irondale Theater, 85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217   The adults-only revival of Nutcracker Rouge is back to arouse audiences this holiday season. Conceived, directed and choreographed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick, Company XIV reimagines the classic Christmas tale as a sensual feast for the…

Steps to Becoming a Freelance Dramaturg

Last weekend, LMDA (Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas) held their 30th annual conference in NYC at Columbia University. To my great disappointment I was unable to attend the conference but luckily a number of the discussions were streamed online and are now archived on HowlRound.com. I want to respond to one particular discussion…

“Generations” presented by Soho Rep

Generations by Debbie Tucker Green Presented by Soho Rep Review By Sydney Arndt   With affective writing and captivating direction, “Generations” has proved that successful theatre can be done in a short 30 minutes. While the running time for this piece is slim, the impact and breadth of the action is astounding—it is entitled “Generations”…

Karen Finley’s “Written in Sand”

Written in Sand by Karen Finley Presented at the Baruch Performing Arts Center Review By Sydney Arndt   Karen Finley is performing something sacred at the Baruch Performing Arts Center this month. The performance artist, author, and educator is known for the complexities of her work, but this piece particularly strikes me as beautifully intimate…

“Cheri” at Signature Theatre Company

Originally Published at Show Business “Chéri” conceived, directed, and choreographed by Martha Clarke at Signature Theatre Company Review by Sydney Arndt Inspired by French author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette’s 1920 novel, Chéri, Clarke’s interdisciplinary new work navigates through aging, love, and war. She has re-created a style akin to the Impressionist era of France in the early…