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2011 Stories by Angela Ashman

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  • PLEASURE AND PAIN

    published February 9, 2011

    Japanese game shows are notorious for resembling live torture, and now all you sadistic souls can try your hand at surviving one at Batsu!,... More >>

  • NEVER GROW UP

    published February 9, 2011

    How did Peter Pan learn to fly? How did Captain Hook lose his hand? Find out the answers when Obie winner Alex Timbers (director of Bloody... More >>

  • COMIC RELIEF

    published February 2, 2011

    Taking to heart the adage “Laughter is the best medicine,” comedian Pam Murphy has crafted The C Word, a hit solo show about her... More >>

  • OUT OF CONTROL

    published February 2, 2011

    He won a Tony in 2009 for starring as the mentally disturbed ruler in Exit the King. Now Geoffrey Rush stars as another neurotic in The... More >>

  • THE WEDDING PLANNER

    published January 26, 2011

    For anyone who has experienced the pleasure (and, OK, mostly pain) of planning a wedding, cartoonist Adrian Tomine’s autobiographical... More >>

  • STRIKE A POSE

    published January 26, 2011

    In the 1960s, two very distinct styles of dance emerged simultaneously in the city: uptown, the Harlem ballroom scene saw the start of... More >>

  • LENNY BRUCE LIVES

    published January 26, 2011

    Think back to our abysmal Snowpocalypse in December and you’ll have an idea of what it was like on February 4, 1961, the night the famously... More >>

  • NEW HOPE

    published January 26, 2011

    Hope Gangloff often employs her friends to be the subjects of her lovely paintings and drawings—and lucky for her, they all happen to... More >>

  • ON THE COUCH

    published January 26, 2011

    In screenwriter Zach Helm's 2006 film Stranger Than Fiction, Will Ferrell starred as an IRS auditor who discovers he is the character of a... More >>

  • EASY STREET

    published January 19, 2011

    The Internet giveth, but will it also taketh away? That is the question that must be asked in the bizarre case of comedian Craig Rowin, who... More >>

  • LET’S DANCE

    published January 19, 2011

    Jordana Che Toback you may know as the original choreographer behind the moves of art-rockers Fischerspooner. Clarinda Mac Low is best known for... More >>

  • WHOSE LINE IS IT?

    published January 19, 2011

    Are you always blurting out lines from your favorite movies to the confusion of your friends (yeah, we’re pointing at you, Wes Anderson... More >>

  • LOST & FOUND

    published January 19, 2011

    Are you sure your friend really destroyed that home video you made when you were 12? If not, it could end up in the wrong hands—that is,... More >>

  • IN FLIGHT

    published January 12, 2011

    Choreographer David Parsons is known for his crowd-pleasing spectacles; his signature piece Caught features a dancer completing more than a... More >>

  • JUST KIDS

    published January 12, 2011

    Filmmaker-photographer Larry Clark, notoriously of Kids fame, first earned acclaim for his raw 1971 black-and-white photography book Tulsa,... More >>

  • SMALL WORLD

    published January 12, 2011

    Tired of all that Hollywood has to offer? From Uruguay to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Lens 2011 highlights some of the best new films... More >>

  • A MOTHER’S LOVE

    published January 12, 2011

    When it was released in Italy in 1962, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s controversial second feature film, Mamma Roma, was banned for obscenity... More >>

  • GATOR AID

    published January 12, 2011

    Karen Russell wowed readers as a 25-year-old Columbia MFA graduate with her 2006 debut story collection St. Lucy’s Home for Girls... More >>

  • All Apologies

    published January 5, 2011

    Poor Gregory Church. All he wants to do is end it all, and yet there are so many suicide notes he has to write (57 in total). Will he ever finish... More >>

  • Sister Act

    published January 5, 2011

    Park Slope parents Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard, last seen together Off-Broadway in Classic Stage Company’s 2009 production of... More >>

  • MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR

    published January 5, 2011

    Matthew Gallaway, once the singer-guitarist for ’90s indie-pop band Saturnine, has now taken to novel writing—but don’t... More >>

  • NOW IS THE TIME

    published January 5, 2011

    Yes, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a holiday that makes winter a little more bearable. But it’s really a day for remembrance and reflection... More >>

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