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2011 Stories by Angela Ashman

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  • GIRL POWER

    published November 9, 2011

    Comedy duo Melanie Adelman and Ellie Dvorkin, best friends since seventh grade, know each other’s deepest, darkest, dorkiest secrets and... More >>

  • SPEED DEMONS

    published November 9, 2011

    Think you have what it takes to boldly race through New York City traffic like a fearless bike messenger? Test your courage and speed at... More >>

  • JAZZ HANDS

    published November 9, 2011

    Ever thought you’d be good at collaborating on a musical? Bring your ideas to the SoHo Playhouse tonight where the acclaimed comedy troupe... More >>

  • BREAKING GROUND

    published November 2, 2011

    Bye-bye, Bollywood! For a new generation of South Asian film directors, the major Indian studio system is no longer the be-all and end-all of... More >>

  • MEET THE PARENTS

    published November 2, 2011

    Exactly how did Terry Richardson come to be the larger-than-life plaid-loving super-sleazy fashion photographer he is today? Oh, we thought... More >>

  • TRUE ORIGINAL

    published November 2, 2011

    A leader of appropriation art in the late 1970s, Sherrie Levine most famously caused a stir with her work After Walker Evans (1981), for which she... More >>

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    BEST OF NYC®
    Globe-trotting on a MetroCard

    published October 19, 2011

    The iconic fashion editor Diana Vreeland once said, “Fashion must be the most intoxicating release from the banality of the world.”... More >>

  • BLACK ARTS

    published October 19, 2011

    For more than 60 years, cartoon legend Gahan Wilson has delighted readers in such publications as Playboy and The New Yorker... More >>

  • URBAN BEATS

    published October 19, 2011

    If you step outside and really listen to your neighborhood, what does it sound like? This is what community groups, made up of professional and... More >>

  • LAUGH IT UP

    published October 19, 2011

    New York certainly has its share of alt-comedy greats, but one funnyman we wish we could see more often is the L.A.-based Paul F. Tompkins,... More >>

  • SWEET RHYMES

    published October 19, 2011

    Where is some of the best American poetry being produced? If you go by the National Book Awards, three of this year’s five... More >>

  • SPIRITED AWAY

    published October 5, 2011

    From singing kooky songs about cats to blowing away audiences with his Velvet Underground covers to mixing opera with blues, Joseph Keckler... More >>

  • CAN YOU DIG IT?

    published October 5, 2011

    Known for his dazzling sequined costumes and elaborate face paint, performance artist Taylor Mac often uses the stage to explore weighty... More >>

  • SONIC BOOM

    published October 5, 2011

    As we were telling you last week, Karen O currently has a new opera, Stop the Virgens, at St. Ann's Warehouse. But the opera, which is cool... More >>

  • FREE RADICAL

    published October 5, 2011

    In 1971, maverick Hollywood filmmaker Nicholas Ray, best known as the director of Rebel Without a Cause, took a teaching job at Harpur... More >>

  • DEN OF SIN

    published September 28, 2011

    Brothels might be illegal in this town, but word on the street is that One-Eyed Jacks, the original casino and brothel from Twin Peaks, is... More >>

  • PETTY APPROVED

    published September 28, 2011

    Does anything say America more than a good ol' Tom Petty song? Of course, the trouble with being a great American troubadour is having to stop all... More >>

  • SPEED FREAKS

    published September 28, 2011

    “Ride at your own risk!” cautions the Facebook page for Fluff’s fourth annual NYC Big Wheel Race. Indeed, though the competitors in... More >>

  • NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND

    published September 28, 2011

    Cue “The Ballad of Mack the Knife”—The Threepenny Opera with its cast of gangsters and prostitutes is back in town. The 1928... More >>

  • LAW & DISORDER

    published September 28, 2011

    A product of the global student-protest movement in the late 1960s, Berlin-based artist Harun Farocki has long been interested in creating... More >>

  • WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

    published September 28, 2011

    Concerts by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs often have a theatrical quality to them, from Karen O’s big stage presence to designer Christian Joy’s... More >>

  • ARTISTIC THUNDER

    published September 28, 2011

    Taxi horns, police sirens, jackhammers—the city is full of all kinds of unpleasant sounds we could do without. But the new group exhibition... More >>

  • Fall Hudson River Cruise to Bear Mountain

    published September 28, 2011

    Looking for a novel way to see the fall foliage? Hop aboard SeaStreak's high-speed catamaran ferry and sail along the picturesque Hudson... More >>

  • VIVA THE VILLAGE!

    published September 28, 2011

    Though the Bowery is now home to such upscale fare as Daniel Boulud's DBGB instead of CBGB, the neighborhood's underground artistic spirit is... More >>

  • COOL INK

    published September 14, 2011

    How much do you like the doodles of David Shrigley? Enough to get his art tattooed on your body? If so, tonight's launch party for his... More >>

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