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2011 Stories by Angela Ashman

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  • REALITY BITES

    published May 18, 2011

    Amy Breis is having a quarter-life crisis: Her retail job sucks, she broke up with her jerk boyfriend, and the only guy who truly understands her,... More >>

  • DIY BBQ

    published May 11, 2011

    If you still have room after the Smorgasburg (and you know you will), head over to the 3rd Ward Annual Birthday BBQ. The Williamsburg-based... More >>

  • LIKE A ROLLING STONE

    published May 11, 2011

    Not that one ever needs an excuse to indulge in the music and films of Bob Dylan, but nevertheless here’s a good one—on May 24, Dylan is... More >>

  • UNLUCKY IN LOVE

    published May 11, 2011

    FOUND magazine is a delightful publication of found notes, photographs, and other interesting treasures that give a unique look into the... More >>

  • THE XX FACTOR

    published May 11, 2011

    When the 2010 VIDA study showed that male writers were published and reviewed far more often in established newspapers, magazines, and literary... More >>

  • SISTER ACT

    published May 4, 2011

    The bittersweet story of the Shaggs begins with a strict, delusional father who dreamed that his three talentless daughters could be the next big... More >>

  • THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS

    published May 4, 2011

    The Paris-based photographer Sunny Suits certainly picked up a trick or two working as an assistant and model in Nan Goldin’s studio.... More >>

  • GIVE PEACE A CHANCE

    published May 4, 2011

    Last month, Tibetan exiles elected Harvard law scholar Lobsang Sangay as their new prime minister, putting an end to the 75-year-old Dalai... More >>

  • NOD TO MCGARRIGLE

    published May 4, 2011

    Singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle, who performed in a duo with sister Anna McGarrigle, was a beautiful fixture of Canadian folk from the ’70s... More >>

  • NO STRINGS ATTACHED

    published May 4, 2011

    Trust us when we say you’ve never seen a graphic novel quite like cartoonist Chester Brown’s Paying for It: a comic-strip... More >>

  • ZOOM IN

    published April 27, 2011

    Think your brilliant snapshots could be even better? Get some inspiration this week at the fourth annual New York Photo Festival, the best... More >>

  • FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT

    published April 27, 2011

    Can't afford $250 to see Kanye play the Party in the Garden at MOMA on May 10? Here's your consolation prize: Ad-Rock will perform a DJ set... More >>

  • TALK SOUP

    published April 27, 2011

    Anyone who's anyone in Chicago, from sassy rapper Kid Sister, to teen fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson, to former Major League Baseball player Doug... More >>

  • QUACK UP

    published April 20, 2011

    Cartoonist Sally Cruikshank has said it was the Donald Duck comic books she read as a child that subconsciously influenced her to create her own... More >>

  • OLD JOY

    published April 20, 2011

    The experimental works of novelist and screenwriter Rudy Wurlitzer have lately been having a revival of sorts. His films (which include the 1973... More >>

  • TWEET YR IDOLS

    published April 20, 2011

    Gone are the days when your favorite bands were shrouded in mystery. Have a question? Just ask them on Twitter. How all this immediacy has... More >>

  • POWER OF WORDS

    published April 13, 2011

    When the Chinese political prisoner Liu Xiaobo received the Nobel Peace Prize last year, it was yet another victory for PEN, the world’s... More >>

  • WILD HEARTS

    published April 13, 2011

    A home to pioneering downtown artists for 30 years, P.S.122 celebrates their anniversary with a starry gala and awards ceremony. Hosted by... More >>

  • FREAKS & GEEKS

    published April 13, 2011

    Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and prepare to be amazed when John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders returns to City Winery for... More >>

  • REVVED UP

    published April 13, 2011

    Started in a garage in San Francisco in 2005, the cheekily named dance troupe MGM Grand (which stands for “Modern Garage... More >>

  • Marie and Bruce and Marisa and Frank

    published April 6, 2011

    Wallace Shawn’s morbidly entertaining Marie and Bruce begins with a bang when Marie announces to the audience that she plans to leave... More >>

  • LIT SQUAD

    published April 6, 2011

    Jennifer Egan, a resident of Fort Greene, did our Brooklyn literary scene proud yet again with her latest, most inventive novel A Visit... More >>

  • INFINITE SADNESS

    published April 6, 2011

    David Foster Wallace, who was 46 at the time of his death in 2008, has achieved a cultlike following as one of the most innovative writers of his... More >>

  • VINYL MANIA

    published April 6, 2011

    Put down that iPod—today is Record Store Day, the fourth annual event in which indie record stores (no corporate behemoths allowed)... More >>

  • BRAIN TEASE

    published April 6, 2011

    How many new things can you learn in an hour? Let’s just say you’ll be amazed at how intelligent you’ll feel after all the... More >>

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