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2010 Stories by Angela Ashman

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  • MAD AS HELL

    published June 29, 2010

    At the Melbourne International Comedy Festival this year, 28-year-old stand-up comedian Jamie Kilstein, of the left-wing Internet talk show... More >>

  • TIE ME UP

    published June 22, 2010

    Sometimes we can all use a life coach to whip us into shape—and in the case of Amy Heidt's Dominate Yourself!, we do mean whip.... More >>

  • DARK CRYSTAL

    published June 22, 2010

    Proving that small-town America is not as quaint and charming as it's perhaps believed to be, journalist Nick Reding lived on and off in Oelwein,... More >>

  • THE DEEP END

    published June 22, 2010

    Judging by the MOMA's Rising Currents exhibit, New York might be underwater sooner than we think. So perhaps to get folks mentally prepared... More >>

  • NATURE LOVER

    published June 22, 2010

    "It's surprising how many really smart people in the art world don't know his work at all," sculptor Robert Gober told The New York Times... More >>

  • Here Gets the Paris Syndrome

    published June 15, 2010

    In the immortal words of Jonathan Richman, "If you don't think Paris was made for love/Give Paris one more chance." But if you suffer from... More >>

  • SOLID GOLD

    published June 15, 2010

    Probably the most beloved of all the Bond films, Goldfinger, starring Sean Connery as the suave Secret Agent 007, has it all. Crazy... More >>

  • THE WRITE STUFF

    published June 15, 2010

    "Sometimes, a writer, like an acrobat, must try a trick that is too much for him," said E.B. White. And then sometimes, that writer just needs to... More >>

  • STRANGE BREW

    published June 15, 2010

    Moving from South Street Seaport to Governors Island this year, the fourth annual NY Brew Fest, presented by Heartland Brewery, features live... More >>

  • SWEET DEAL

    published June 15, 2010

    If the weather is right, this is the perfect day to head over to Williamsburg and Greenpoint for two fun outdoor happenings. Crest Fest is the... More >>

  • HOW BIZARRE

    published May 18, 2010

    Eccentric oddball actor Crispin Glover, who, these days, apparently hangs out in his 15-room castle in the Czech Republic, returns to the IFC... More >>

  • VIRTUAL GALLERY

    published May 11, 2010

    Whether they're launching an ad campaign for a fake movie or doing portraits of avatars, Eva and Franco Mattes, the art duo also known as... More >>

  • VOICES FROM THE EDGE

    published May 11, 2010

    Since founding Akashic Books in 1997 with the slogan "reverse-gentrification of the literary world," Girls Against Boys bassist Johnny Temple has... More >>

  • ITCH TO SCRATCH

    published May 11, 2010

    There are those of us who buy turntables on a misguided whim and let them collect dust in a corner. And then there are those like 24-year-old Sam... More >>

  • WAX ON

    published May 11, 2010

    Touted as the largest punk record fair on the East Coast, the NYC Punk and Underground Record Fair returns to Southpaw for this fifth... More >>

  • BONUS ROUND

    published May 11, 2010

    If you’ve yet to visit the killer neon art explosion that is the Deluxx Fluxx arcade, this is your last week to see what all the excitement... More >>

  • WRITE ON

    published May 11, 2010

    Three cheers for Girls Write Now, a New York City–based writing program for under-served teenage girls, which Michelle Obama and the... More >>

  • BUST OUT

    published May 11, 2010

    The biggest dilemma of the BUST Spring Craftacular is this: If you have a cupcake in one hand and a beer in the other, how can you properly sift... More >>

  • THE WRITE STUFF

    published May 4, 2010

    Pop quiz: What famous American writer edited Ralph Waldo Emerson’s transcendental journal The Dial, became the first professional war... More >>

  • STORY TIME

    published May 4, 2010

    Mike Birbiglia established himself as a storyteller nonpareil in his Off-Broadway hit Sleepwalk With Me, a monologue based on his real-life... More >>

  • GIDDY UP!

    published May 4, 2010

    Is it possible that the short story may be entering a new Golden Age? Case in point: When Electric Literature, which launched last summer... More >>

  • ALL THE RAGE

    published May 4, 2010

    When Fight Club, based on Chuck Palahniuk’s novel, hit theaters over a decade ago, Rex Reed of The New York Observer derided it... More >>

  • HEAVY METAL

    published April 27, 2010

    In 2005, playwright Adam Rapp was surprised to learn that his young-adult novel The Buffalo Tree, about a boy in a juvenile-detention... More >>

  • STARRY NIGHTS

    published April 27, 2010

    Would New York be half as good without its daring downtown theater scene? Of course not! So, for the next couple of nights, you—along with... More >>

  • NATURE VS. FUN

    published April 27, 2010

    The cherry-blossom trees may be lovely this time of year, but at Sakura Matsuri 2010, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's annual two-day... More >>

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