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2009 Stories by Angela Ashman

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  • LOONEY TUNES

    published November 17, 2009

    You probably know Craig Robinson best as Darryl Philbin, the sarcastic warehouse foreman on The Office. The offbeat comedian has also been... More >>

  • DEAD ALIVE

    published November 10, 2009

    Whether it’s a moose head you hang your hat on or a stuffed frog that gathers dust on your mantel, the lovely geeks of the Secret Science... More >>

  • PAGING DR. JUNG!

    published November 10, 2009

    On Billy Corgan’s new touchy-feely spiritual blog, Everything From Here to There, a recent post titled “Who Am I to Love Myself... More >>

  • HELL, YES

    published November 10, 2009

    If you’ve ever secretly harbored fantasies of rapping to a crowd of screaming fans and getting paid to do it, indulge your dream at... More >>

  • THE BODY ELECTRIC

    published November 10, 2009

    “Oh, it floats through the air/With the greatest of ease/This daring young neuron/On the flying trapeze”—or at least we presume... More >>

  • ARAB VOICES

    published November 10, 2009

    Back for its third year, the Other Israel Film Festival, which opens Thursday, gives a voice to Israel’s little-heard-from Arab... More >>

  • SO LONELY

    published November 10, 2009

    "What are the sources of an illumination?" Carson McCullers asked. "To me, they come after hours of searching and keeping my soul ready. Yet they... More >>

  • ART ATTACK

    published October 27, 2009

    The schedule for this year's Performa 09, the three-week performance-art biennial, looks so amazing that the only trouble is trying to... More >>

  • WHAT'S SO FUNNY?

    published October 27, 2009

    The other day, a friend was reminiscing about how good the The Tom Green Show on MTV used to be. This was immediately followed by the... More >>

  • WOLF PACK

    published October 27, 2009

    When Philadelphia-based author Max G. Morton was growing up in Tampa, a writer's life was the farthest thing from his mind. As he told our... More >>

  • IT'S AZIZ TIME

    published October 27, 2009

    Most comics would kill for the kind of early success the 26-year-old comedian Aziz Ansari has had. This year, the comedic oddball of MTV's... More >>

  • FASHIONABLY SPOOKY

    published October 20, 2009

    The thing that most convinced us that the Steampunk Haunted House will likely be awesome—besides the fact that we have yet to tire of... More >>

  • ARTS & REVOLUTION

    published October 20, 2009

    The Yes Men, whose goal it is to bring about social change via astonishing pranks—from punking the BBC to distributing a fake New... More >>

  • COMEDY UNLEASHED

    published October 20, 2009

    Since Monday, 36 comedy teams have been battling it out on the P.I.T.'s stage for SketchProv '09 glory. What? Never heard of SketchProv?... More >>

  • FOOL'S GOLD

    published October 20, 2009

    When Playbill magazine interviewed Willem Dafoe about how he came to be the star of downtown auteur Richard Foreman's latest production... More >>

  • BEAT IT

    published October 13, 2009

    Quiz time: Have you read On the Road more than 10 times? Have you been to the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder,... More >>

  • LIT BABES

    published October 13, 2009

    “The best thing to happen to books since they were put on tape!” Carson Daly declared about the Chicago-based phenomenon Naked Girls... More >>

  • SO BOARD

    published October 13, 2009

    Asks Spike Jonze on the Epicly Later’d website: “How often are you going to get to see Fucktards at MOMA?” Good question. In... More >>

  • CLOSET CASE

    published October 13, 2009

    As we all know, the current economy has not been kind to anyone in the fashion industry. Tonight, The Future of Women's Fashion, a panel... More >>

  • CHILD'S PLAY

    published October 6, 2009

    Start scavenging the streets for unwanted kiddie bikes—the second annual NYC Great Big Wheel Race, hosted by Fluff's Events, is upon... More >>

  • TUNE IN

    published October 6, 2009

    Looking to return to simpler times? Leave the iPod at home for an afternoon, and tune into (le) poisson rouge's old-timey Radio Happy Hour,... More >>

  • WRITER'S HIGH

    published October 6, 2009

    In Stephen Elliott's fascinating new book The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism, and Murder, he writes, "My... More >>

  • MERRY PRANKSTERS

    published October 6, 2009

    Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno (a/k/a the satirical pranksters the Yes Men) are masters of disguise, often posing as bigwig executives to... More >>

  • EVIL EYE

    published October 6, 2009

    The problem of evil is unusually knotty in Tim Blake Nelson’s play in which bad things happen to good people. Frequently. Nelson has long... More >>

  • FAITH IN ART

    published September 29, 2009

    Exploring their own definitions of ugliness and beauty, the art collective Openings has arrived at more than a few surprising answers for their... More >>

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