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How Much Fentanyl Is Actually in NYC’s Club Drugs?

Rumors abound on social media—but experts say that there is no proof that fentanyl has seeped into the city's supply of MDMA and ketamine.

April 1, 2024

Not Sure What to Do With Your Free Time? You Might Want to Watch ‘Free Time’

We talked to writer/director Ryan Martin Brown about his micro-budget movie, shot in New York City, about wasting your life in New York City.

March 22, 2024

I Survived (and Thrived) Watching Half of the Seven Hour Hitler Movie

Scenes from a rare screening of the first half of the seven-hour experimental 1977 film, "Hitler, a Film from Germany."

March 15, 2024

Let Us Now Praise Whoopi Goldberg’s ‘Eddie,’ a Love Letter to the ’90s Knicks

We talked with the director, Steve Rash, about what he calls his "most interesting and least successful" movie.

March 8, 2024

An Interview With the NYC Filmmakers Behind ‘American Conspiracy: The Octopus Murders’

Zachary Treitz and Christian Hansen spent years reporting this story involving murder, treachery, and high-ranking government officials.

Real Housewives, Real Workplace Misconduct Allegations

Former RHONY cast member Leah McSweeney alleges unrelenting pressure to drink on the show and a lack of support from Bravo in a new lawsuit.

March 1, 2024

Mayor Adams Said the Era of Nightlife Raids Was Over. So What Happened to Saint Vitus?

"The spirit of CURE should be that every agency that receives complaints says 'these are the things you need to fix' before doing a dramatic 'gotcha.'"

February 22, 2024

‘Young People Saved Me’: Lucy Sante on Gen Z, the Virgin Mary, and Drugs

Sante is a legend, incisive and unsentimental, and she does not soften her renowned critical eye when turning it selfward.

Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys Invite Brooklyn In. So Where’s the Show?

In "Giants," the couple's exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, diverse works are suffocated by a vague narrative of Black excellence.

February 16, 2024