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2008 Stories by Angela Ashman

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  • Word Games

    published June 17, 2008

    On the cover of Richard Hell and the Voidoids’ 1977 Blank Generation, Hell famously posed with the phrase... More >>

  • Body Shop

    published June 17, 2008

    There’s no denying that Broadway is a bit of a snoozefest compared to what can be found downtown. But one night a year, the... More >>

  • Laugh In

    published June 17, 2008

    Comedian Mike Birbiglia loves to milk his underdog status for laughs as a 30-year-old stand-up (today’s his birthday!)... More >>

  • Man of Action

    published June 17, 2008

    One of the finest actors in the world, the strikingly handsome Tatsuya Nakadai (picture a Japanese Elvis), has wowed audiences—and made the... More >>

  • Blink

    published June 3, 2008

    Ian Rowlands's uneven Blink, inspired by a sexual-abuse scandal at a school in Wales, begins with teenager Si suddenly running away from... More >>

  • On the Waterfront

    published June 3, 2008

    Quiet waterfront neighborhood no more—Red Hook gets an Ikea store and swarms of eager shoppers on June 18, which, in other words, means that... More >>

  • Freeze Frame

    published June 3, 2008

    For his newest documentary, Encounters at the End of the World, German filmmaker Werner Herzog (whose last documentary, Grizzly Man,... More >>

  • Cinema 101

    published June 3, 2008

    If the names Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Chantal Akerman, and Béla Tarr don’t ring a bell, then we’re sorry to say, dear cinephiles, that... More >>

  • Spies Like Us

    published June 3, 2008

    If you were the president’s shrink, how long would you be able to stay quiet about his darkest secrets? About a fraction of a second? Yeah,... More >>

  • Off the Wall

    published June 3, 2008

    While we love randomly happening upon a giant silk-screened print pasted to the side of a building, it makes us sad if we’ve arrived too... More >>

  • The One You Love

    published June 3, 2008

    Over the last seven years, veteran rock photographer David Belisle (who’s photographed everyone from Mudhoney to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs)... More >>

  • Design Within Reach

    published June 3, 2008

    We know you’d rather own a real Van Gogh instead of that wrinkled old poster of Starry Night on your wall. But until a bag of money magically... More >>

  • Once in a Lifetime

    published May 27, 2008

    Think you need a guitar or drums to make music? Please—that’s so 2007. These days, all the kids are Playing the Building, David... More >>

  • 826NYC Art Show

    published May 20, 2008

    We’re a little worried about attending... More >>

  • HOWLING AT THE MOON

    published May 20, 2008

    Warning: The Hudson River is under attack! For the next three nights, a pack of wild she-wolves will haunt the trees, water, and buildings of... More >>

  • PRETTY UGLY

    published May 20, 2008

    Neil LaBute is no fan of making audiences comfortable. The writer-director of such controversial films as In the Company of Men (about two... More >>

  • STRANGE LOVE

    published May 20, 2008

    Even thousands of years after it was written, Sophocles’ Oedipus the King is still the ultimate tale of family... More >>

  • BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY

    published May 13, 2008

    If the innovative composer and disco producer Arthur Russell were still alive, he might be amazed by all the attention that his too-short life (he... More >>

  • CUBICLE BLUES

    published May 13, 2008

    Ever find yourself kicking the Xerox machine at work? Feeling overly resentful that someone keeps stealing your pens? Perhaps it’s time to... More >>

  • WILD KINGDOM

    published May 13, 2008

    According to award-winning Daily Show correspondent John Oliver’s résumé, his hit BBC radio program with Andy Zaltzman,... More >>

  • REBEL, REBEL

    published May 6, 2008

    Who was the very first rapper? Any fan of Russian literature can tell you it was literary bad boy and propagandist Vladimir Mayakovsky, who was... More >>

  • GHOSTS OF NEW YORK

    published May 6, 2008

    During the Chelsea Hotel’s heyday in the ’60s and ’70s, the only question was: Who hadn’t spent the night there? Bob Dylan,... More >>

  • WANTED: A POET

    published May 6, 2008

    Obie Award–winning writer and performer David Greenspan, who was just nominated for a Drama League Award for his work in The Beebo Brinker... More >>

  • Short and Sweet

    published May 6, 2008

    Summer’s almost here, which means that the Ensemble Studio Theatre’s annual array of one-acts, Marathon 2008, is back to delight... More >>

  • THE WAIT IS OVER

    published May 6, 2008

    Originally scheduled to run at the Signature in 2002, Edward Albee’s Occupant was canceled during previews when its star, Anne... More >>

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