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2010 Stories by Angela Ashman

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  • PARTY CRASHER

    published August 11, 2010

    Though not a regular correspondent on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, comedian Jim Gaffigan did once appear on the program as the... More >>

  • ¡VIVA COCA!

    published August 4, 2010

    When it's 90 degrees out, we know you don't want to participate in anything that can be described only with words like "scorching," "searing," and... More >>

  • HOLLYWOOD LIFE

    published August 4, 2010

    Though author Mona Simpson now lives in L.A., it was in New York at Columbia University's MFA program (and the Hungarian Pastry Shop) that... More >>

  • WILD AT HEART

    published August 4, 2010

    Benny and Josh Safdie are a couple of young filmmaker brothers (yes, more of those) on the rise. Their feature debut The Pleasure of Being... More >>

  • SEX, DRUGS & FILM

    published August 4, 2010

    Your summer just got a lot cooler with Film Comment magazine's "Summer Meltdown," a series of the most rockin' films ever made,... More >>

  • BIG ISLAND SOUND

    published August 4, 2010

    Whether you know it from TV or films, Hawaiian singer Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole's moving ukulele version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" is... More >>

  • CARTOON CENTRAL

    published July 27, 2010

    Remember the fun of watching cartoons all day long when the Animation Block Party returns with the very best cartoons, music videos, and... More >>

  • WALK THIS WAY

    published July 27, 2010

    Folks often complain about how noisy New York City is—as if it were a bad thing. But to Todd Shalom, the producer and director of the... More >>

  • STRAIGHT UP

    published July 27, 2010

    Proof that the Great Recession has a silver lining, Brad Estabrooke, who lost his job in finance in 2008, is today opening the doors of his... More >>

  • FUNNY BUSINESS

    published July 27, 2010

    For more than 30 years, the improv guru Del Close of Second City urged young comedians (Tina Fey, John Belushi, and Bill Murray, to name a few) to... More >>

  • CRAZYSEXYFUNNY

    published July 27, 2010

    Funnylady Katie Schorr has numerous credits to her name: She has appeared in CollegeHumor videos (see: "Back to the Future Sex"), in Trojan condom... More >>

  • A REAL PATRIOT

    published July 27, 2010

    Joe Mande, comedian and man behind the notorious Look at This Fucking Hipster blog, is now doing what every New Yorker does at some... More >>

  • FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

    published July 20, 2010

    Set in New York in 2018, Gary Shteyngart's new dystopian satire Super Sad True Love Story imagines a time when the hipsters have... More >>

  • REMEMBERING MERCE

    published July 20, 2010

    Though the great American dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham died a year ago today, his profound influence on modern dance will be felt for... More >>

  • HOT MAMA

    published July 20, 2010

    Jennifer Coolidge's name may not automatically ring bells, but say she played Stifler's mom, the ultimate MILF in 1999's American... More >>

  • SWEET RELIEF

    published July 20, 2010

    The Gulf of Mexico and its now-blackened coastline, home to our rich fisheries and gorgeous wildlife, are expected to take years to fully recover... More >>

  • BRAVO, BRAZIL!

    published July 13, 2010

    Though Brazil may be most famous for its soccer stars, top models, and sultry samba, its rich culture of cinema is not to be overlooked. Thanks to... More >>

  • CLOSE UP

    published July 13, 2010

    In 1988, 20 years into a successful career, the iconic photorealist painter Chuck Close suffered a collapsed spinal artery, paralyzing him almost... More >>

  • SKIN DEEP

    published July 13, 2010

    There's nothing like putting on a bathing suit to make folks obsess about wrinkles and sagging skin. But is it really worth going under the knife... More >>

  • GREASE PATROL

    published July 6, 2010

    What’s that sound? Is it the roaring engine of a hot rod we hear? Then it must be time for the fourth annual Psychobilly Luau, a... More >>

  • THE BIG CHILL

    published July 6, 2010

    For the best of what’s new in experimental theater, Soho Think Tank’s annual Ice Factory festival never fails. This will be the... More >>

  • REAL MAVERICK

    published July 6, 2010

    “I like breaking all the rules,” the gutsy feminist filmmaker Sally Potter recently told The Huffington Post. Indeed, Potter, who... More >>

  • HAPPY HOUR

    published July 6, 2010

    We’ll never forget the time we saw Jonathan Ames have knives thrown at him at a reading in BookCourt—and, people, he risked his life for... More >>

  • WE HEART CHARLYNE

    published July 6, 2010

    Charlyne Yi, the adorable geek of the Sundance-winning film Paper Heart, which also stars that other adorable geek Michael Cera, is returning to... More >>

  • AROUND THE WORLD

    published June 29, 2010

    Opening this year’s Lincoln Center Festival in a blaze of samurai-sword blades, acclaimed Japanese theater director Yukio Ninagawa... More >>

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