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2011 Stories by Angela Ashman

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  • SUPER BAD

    published December 28, 2011

    We always love it when a show with secret surprise guests tempts us with the phrase “you never know who will stop by!” Such is the... More >>

  • FREAK OUT

    published December 28, 2011

    Calling all aerial artists, wire-walkers, and oddball performers of every variety, the famously bizarre Bindlestiff Family Cirkus is putting out a... More >>

  • TRACKING DEVICE

    published December 28, 2011

    No need to travel the world to see the best international performers. The Public Theater’s Under the Radar festival returns for its... More >>

  • MAN ON WIRE

    published December 21, 2011

    “I paint with shapes,” said the American artist Alexander Calder, referring to his brightly colored moving sculptures that Marcel... More >>

  • STOCKING STUFFERS

    published December 21, 2011

    Instead of watching Christmas classics on the small screen, today two great movie theaters are screening new 35mm prints of our holiday favorites.... More >>

  • CIAO, BELLA!

    published December 21, 2011

    What could be more memorable than the bodacious Anita Ekberg frolicking in the Trevi Fountain in Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita? Today,... More >>

  • FREAKS & GEEKS

    published December 14, 2011

    Though the enigmatic photographer Diane Arbus died in 1971 at the age of 48, fans of her startling portraits of offbeat characters can still find... More >>

  • ENTER STARMAN

    published December 14, 2011

    Attention all space oddities, queen bitches, and young Americans—David Bowie’s 65th birthday is almost here (it’s January 8) and... More >>

  • OY VEY!

    published December 14, 2011

    No longer just a game for kids at Chanukah parties, dreidel is now a competitive sport thanks to Eric Pavony (a/k/a The Knishioner), who founded... More >>

  • SPIRITED AWAY

    published December 14, 2011

    Although you might not be familiar with the name Studio Ghibli, you’re certainly familiar with the award-winning animation this Japanese... More >>

  • SUPER FLY

    published December 7, 2011

    What would happen if Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Foxy Brown had a baby? It would look a lot like Shouting at the Screen, a new interactive... More >>

  • DOUBLE THE FUN

    published December 7, 2011

    Yes, Eugene Mirman fans, Christmas comes early this year. Your favorite local goofball will be hosting not one but two spectacular holiday-themed... More >>

  • WE CAN DO IT!

    published December 7, 2011

    Everyone wants to be known for something even if it’s just for holding the record for “Most People Hit in the Face With Pies While... More >>

  • BEAST MASTERS

    published December 7, 2011

    Creepy hobby or beautiful works of art? Perhaps you’ll find that both are true after attending the Secret Science Club’s sixth annual... More >>

  • MEMORY LANE

    published November 23, 2011

    Not tired of hearing how cool the music scene was in the good ol’ crime-infested New York of the ’70s? Then head over to Housing Works... More >>

  • MAD AS HELL

    published November 23, 2011

    When Stephen Colbert isn’t busy, as he recently said, “TiVoing the end of America,” he has been ruthlessly picking on the 1... More >>

  • BIG DRAW

    published November 23, 2011

    Nope, no pricey badges needed here. The third annual Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival is completely free and bigger than ever with more than... More >>

  • BLOODY MESS

    published November 23, 2011

    Continuing its fall Shakespeare series, the Public Theater presents the Bard’s early tragedy Titus Andronicus. Jay O. Sanders stars as... More >>

  • Miranda July: It Chooses You

    published November 16, 2011

    Who says procrastination can't be productive? During the summer of 2009, when Miranda July was struggling to finish her screenplay for The... More >>

  • IN THE FUNNY RING

    published November 16, 2011

    Who is the greatest improv trio in New York City? That burning question will be answered tonight at the finals of the 11th annual 3-on-3 Improv... More >>

  • QUICK FIX

    published November 16, 2011

    Looking for a new high? Let the professionals of multidisciplinary design firm Harrison Atelier (HAt) help you out with their latest performance... More >>

  • SEASON’S FREAKINGS

    published November 16, 2011

    What happens the day after Thanksgiving? We start getting ready for Christmas, of course. VHS Turkeys, a whole week of tasteless gross-out cult... More >>

  • THE STAGE NETWORK

    published November 16, 2011

    First Zoe Kazan brought her new play We Live Here to Manhattan Theatre Club. Now, adding to the current season of adorable young actors dabbling... More >>

  • IN BLOOM

    published November 16, 2011

    Classic Stage Company’s five-year Chekhov cycle fittingly concludes with his final play The Cherry Orchard. Dianne Wiest stars as Madame... More >>

  • Miranda July Visits BookCourt With It Chooses You

    published November 9, 2011

    Who says procrastination can't be productive? During the summer of 2009, when Miranda July was struggling to finish her screenplay for The... More >>

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