I was a huge nerd in my youth. I mean, my favored tactic for wooing boys as a teen-ager was to mail them the ripped-out final page of “Cannery Row.” So when “Gilmore Girls”—a show about the idyllic small-town lives of the earnest Rory (Alexis Bledel), and Lorelai (Lauren Graham), her sassy, You’ve read your […]

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“Nathan for You” The other night, the Comedy Central series “Nathan for You” made me laugh so hard that I felt a weird pain in my chest I have never felt before. The premise of the show is thatNathan Fielder—young, awkward, earnest, clueless—comes up with absurdly stupid ideas for struggling small businesses, and You’ve read […]

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o knew that hospitality had such dramatic potential? The surprise hit on Broadway last season was “Come from Away,” a musical about the thousands of airline passengers who were stranded in the tiny town of Gander, Newfoundland, on 9/11. The show’s uplifting message, in these xenophobic times, is that people can just get along—though it […]

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Last month, the Breeders released a new single, titled “Wait in the Car.” At a recent concert at the Bowery Ballroom, they played it fourth, after opening with “Saints,” the thirteenth track on “Last Splash,” from 1993. “Saints” is one of two ideal chunks of rock on that album.

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