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2008 Stories by Angela Ashman

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  • MAMMA MIA!

    published November 19, 2008

    Amarcord (which means "I remember") is Federico Fellini's comedic semi-autobiographical look back at his hometown Rimini during the... More >>

  • BIGGEST LOSER

    published November 19, 2008

    Though we don’t know Kevin Allison personally, we’re fairly certain no one would call him a fuck-up. The comedian and actor,... More >>

  • CASSAVETES 2.0

    published November 19, 2008

    Flemish director Ivo van Hove dumped V8 juice on Elizabeth Marvel when she starred as the title character in Hedda Gabler and covered Bill... More >>

  • SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN

    published November 12, 2008

    Whether it's a photo of a pretty young woman lounging in the grass or two friends sitting on a sofa, William Eggleston's use of bold, rich colors... More >>

  • WHAT A NUT

    published November 12, 2008

    Jerry Lewis turned 82 this year, but it's doubtful that the original Nutty Professor, who rose to fame in the 1940s as half of the comedy... More >>

  • NO FUTURE

    published November 12, 2008

    This Thanksgiving, it's not pumpkin pie we're craving, but rather Punk 'n' Pie, BAM's new series featuring 10 films that cover everything... More >>

  • Roundabout Underground Mounts The Language of Trees, Its Second Show

    published November 5, 2008

    Steven Levenson's riveting drama The Language of Trees begins with translator Denton (the outstanding Michael Hayden) about to ship off... More >>

  • LAUGH RIOT

    published November 5, 2008

    Tonight, after two hilarious days of battle among 16 top sketch and improv teams, the winners move on to the People's Improv Theater's... More >>

  • SUPERGOOD

    published November 5, 2008

    Ben Greenman, editor at The New Yorker and the very funny author of Superbad and Superworse and "Ben Greenman's Fake... More >>

  • STORY TIME

    published November 5, 2008

    "My mother said that as a boy I was never without my old blanket: I slept with it, ate with it, and dragged it along behind me like an animal on a... More >>

  • ALL CITY

    published November 5, 2008

    “I've gotten chased so many times, but the knuckleheads never get to catch me,” says graffiti artist Zoro (played by the legendary Lee... More >>

  • THE DUDE ABIDES

    published November 5, 2008

    Pop quiz: What movie features bowling, copious amounts of Kahlúa, and the word “man” (repeated 147 times)? If you answered The... More >>

  • THE SCIENCE OF GONDRY

    published October 22, 2008

    Wanna make a horse fly or shoot a rock video only with Legos? Then you're ready for a crash course in tripped-out moviemaking with the whimsical... More >>

  • HELL ON WHEELS

    published October 22, 2008

    Tonight, join all-star derby chicks Beyonsláy, Brigitte Barhot, Scarlett Rage, and Suzy Hotrod for the 2008 Gotham Girls Roller Derby... More >>

  • A REAL SCREAM

    published October 22, 2008

    You knew it was October. But Shlocktober? Yes, become a C-movie aficionado at the Pioneer Theater's horror and cult film festival, running every... More >>

  • LAUGH AWAY THE PAIN

    published October 22, 2008

    On his new album Songs of the Bushmen, described as a "musical impeachment" of the Bush administration, Harry Shearer sings: "A... More >>

  • THE DEVIL INSIDE

    published October 22, 2008

    If you can't trust your neighbors, your doctor, or even your husband, well, whom can you? That's the chilling predicament the young, pregnant... More >>

  • BLOODY BRILLIANT

    published October 22, 2008

    The well-documented love-hate relationship between filmmaker Werner Herzog and his muse, the egomaniacal Klaus Kinski, brought about some of the... More >>

  • STALK THIS WAY

    published October 8, 2008

    When McSweeney's author Deb Olin Unferth was asked about her writing process on her debut novel Vacation by Bookslut, she... More >>

  • STORIES FROM OZ

    published October 8, 2008

    When the modern-dance company Bangarra Dance Theatre from Australia promises to perform works inspired by aboriginal Dreamtime stories,... More >>

  • BETTER THAN FICTION

    published October 8, 2008

    During the golden era of New York's nightlife in the '40s and '50s, Toots Shor's namesake saloon overflowed with celebrities from Sinatra to... More >>

  • OFFICE SPACE

    published October 1, 2008

    Most of us would rather be out relaxing than spending A Night at the Office, but Symphony Space promises to make the overtime worth your... More >>

  • BAD SEED

    published October 1, 2008

    German playwright Georg Büchner's fractured drama Woyzeck, which was unfinished at the time of his untimely death at 23, has inspired... More >>

  • ODE TO THE CITY

    published October 1, 2008

    Poets House, currently located in a Soho loft, will soon be packing up its 50,000-volume poetry library and literary center and moving to a... More >>

  • GROOVE TO THIS

    published October 1, 2008

    While Taye Diggs is probably best known as the handsome star of television (Private Practice), stage (Rent), and film (How Stella... More >>

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