Grandma's Boy: 'Raising Victor Vargas' cruises the streets of the Lower East Side with unfaked charm.
Grindhouse Party: Rob Zombie's 'House of 1000 Corpses' takes horror back to a bygone era of exploitation.
Rearranging the SoFA: Swanky renovations in downtown's venerable nightclub district stand to reinvent the area known as SoFA. But this time, it's closer to Italian leather than to scratchy plaid.
Poetic Justice: Slam trophies and Russell Simmons don't define poet and musician Ursula Rucker.
Aural Fixation: Headliner of the Music as a Weapon tour, heavy metal band Disturbed was crowned king for a night in San Jose.
Keeping Stride: Saratoga's Plumed Horse is a venerable institution. If you haven't been there, it's time to head for the hills.
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