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2008 Stories by Angela Ashman

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  • QUEASY DOES IT

    published March 11, 2008

    When master French filmmaker Georges Franju’s 1960 horror classic Eyes Without a Face was first shown at the Edinburgh Film Festival,... More >>

  • LOVE BITES

    published March 11, 2008

    Jean-Luc Godard’s 1963 Cinemascope epic, Contempt—a movie about the making of a movie—opens with a nude Brigitte Bardot... More >>

  • YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION

    published March 11, 2008

    Worried about the war in Iraq? Political violence in Darfur? The decline of the dollar? All of the above? Left Forum 2008, the annual event... More >>

  • BETTER THAN REALITY TV?

    published March 4, 2008

    If you feel like all the voyeuristic thrills of reality TV have grown stale, then the Moth Grand Slam Championship, an always-sold-out... More >>

  • ALL HAIL, HANK!

    published March 4, 2008

    The “Poet Laureate of Skid Row,” Charles Bukowski, famously wrote: “Boring damned people. All over the earth. Propagating more... More >>

  • DANCING QUEEN

    published March 4, 2008

    Those who know that the seductive art of belly dancing is not meant to be done by gyrating, bikini-clad women in nightclubs have Tunisian-born... More >>

  • GEEK ALERT

    published March 4, 2008

    After grossing out audiences with his gory Vampire Cowboy Trilogy and his blood-soaked, Hamlet-inspired zombie play, Living Dead... More >>

  • MIX IT UP

    published March 4, 2008

    Given New Yorkers’ fondness for therapy, there may be long lines to see the whimsical Miami-based artist Bert Rodriguez at this year’s... More >>

  • SO BAD IT'S GOOD?

    published March 4, 2008

    Just how awful is the 1970 box-office flop Myra Breckenridge? Based on the book by Gore Vidal about a man who wants a sex change, it ruined... More >>

  • Looking Up: A Romance With Trapeze

    published February 26, 2008

    Writer-performer Carla Cantrelle's sappy two-hander about why love is like a trapeze begins with Wendy, an aerialist who's left the circus to... More >>

  • THE ICK FACTOR

    published February 26, 2008

    The banana—for some, it may be just a fruit, but for the comics entering the Dirtiest Sketch in NYC Contest, it’s the ultimate... More >>

  • THE PRICE IS WRONG

    published February 26, 2008

    For those not ready to dive into the high-priced New York City real-estate market, Aaron Landsman’s site-specific play Open House... More >>

  • BACK TO WORK

    published February 26, 2008

    Call us selfish, but we’re a little sad the Writers’ Guild strike is over: We were just starting to get used to seeing all the big names... More >>

  • SPLENDIDLY OFFENSIVE

    published February 26, 2008

    Tim Minchin, the kooky piano-playing singer-songwriter/comedian, has been racking up awards right and left (including Best Alternative... More >>

  • BANG! BANG!

    published February 26, 2008

    Despite having made 60 films, including hits like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and the Pearl Harbor drama Tora! Tora! Tora!, the... More >>

  • SIMPLY MAHVELOUS

    published February 19, 2008

    Whether you can afford to shell out the big bucks for a Lichtenstein or just want to spend an afternoon taking in some stellar pieces of art, the... More >>

  • EXPATRIATE GAMES

    published February 19, 2008

    Ernest Hemingway’s blond, glamorous third wife, journalist Martha Gellhorn, has been popping up all over Off-Broadway lately—first as... More >>

  • PRISON BREAK

    published February 19, 2008

    On the 1968 classic Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, it’s always a little chilling to hear the hoots of approval from the inmates when... More >>

  • OFF THE WALL

    published February 19, 2008

    No longer bombing the walls of the Lower East Side with her giant multicolored claws, veteran graffiti artist and fashion designer Claw Money has... More >>

  • THEATER IN A BOX

    published February 12, 2008

    While New Yorkers may not have much choice but to live in claustrophobic quarters, theater company Temporary Distortion actually prefers them.... More >>

  • TRUE LOVE

    published February 5, 2008

    It’s always something to get excited about when the Obie-winning National Theater of the United States of America announces a new... More >>

  • PRETTY WOMEN

    published February 5, 2008

    Probably best known for the washed-out portraits of celebrities like Meg White and Winona Ryder in his ads for Marc Jacobs, the fashion... More >>

  • Ariel Dorfman's Widows

    published January 15, 2008

    Former Chilean exile Ariel Dorfman's sorrowful play Widows, adapted from his 1983 novel, begins with a group of peasant women in a... More >>

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