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2012 Stories by Angela Ashman

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  • MAD SCIENTIST

    published June 6, 2012

    Whether she’s playing stalker fan Mel on Flight of the Conchords or embodying a disgruntled whoopee cushion at her weekly comedy show... More >>

  • CHILL OUT

    published June 6, 2012

    To help prepare you for the summer heat, powerHouse Arena is hosting the book-launch party for People’s Pops: 55 Recipes for Ice Pops, Shave... More >>

  • DARK SHADOWS

    published May 23, 2012

    Chances are good that in the past few years someone might have pressed a well-worn book by Emily St. John Mandel into your hand and said something... More >>

  • FULLY EXPOSED

    published May 23, 2012

    Recently, comedian and musician Dave Hill , a regular contributor to This American Life, brought together Malcolm Gladwell and Dick Cavett to... More >>

  • WHEEL DEAL

    published May 23, 2012

    Cycling competitions usually award the rider, not the bike. But the eighth annual Bicycle Fetish Day is a block party at which your trusty... More >>

  • GLEAMING THE BLOC

    published May 23, 2012

    Though skateboarding first took off as a counterculture sport in California, it was never so antiestablishment as it was in repressive East... More >>

  • STRANGE DREAMS

    published May 23, 2012

    For those who share Tim Burton’s gothic sensibilities, Cirkus Cirkör from Sweden has a dark new show, Wear it like a crown, which looks... More >>

  • POETIC LICENSE

    published May 23, 2012

    It was in October of 1955 at a gallery in San Francisco where Allen Ginsberg and several other poets first read Howl!, Ginsberg’s seminal... More >>

  • SHOOT 'EM UP

    published May 23, 2012

    Cue the Ennio Morricone soundtrack. Film Forum presents three weeks of spaghetti westerns, the genre that started with Sergio Leone’s A... More >>

  • YE OLDE JAMBOREE

    published May 23, 2012

    Looking for a little romance under the stars? Head to the forest of Arden (a/k/a Central Park) for As You Like It, which kicks off the Public... More >>

  • PRETTY WOMEN

    published May 23, 2012

    When the late Swedish photographer Christer Strömholm came to Paris at the end of the 1950s, he settled in Place Blanche (home of the Moulin... More >>

  • SCI-FI BLUES

    published May 16, 2012

    If you’ve never been to a reading by Brian Francis Slattery, you’re in for a treat. An editor of The New Haven Review, Slattery is a... More >>

  • PUT A BIRD ON THIS

    published May 16, 2012

    Long before Fred Armisen joined the cast of SNL and mocked hipster culture on Portlandia, he played drums in the punk band Trenchmouth and as one... More >>

  • ENGLISH STUDIES

    published May 16, 2012

    With the summer Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee coming up, the British literary magazine Granta decided it was high time it devoted... More >>

  • Wes Anderson’s Worlds

    published May 16, 2012

    One has to wonder if Wes Anderson’s film career never took off, would he have found himself the host of an interior-decorating show today?... More >>

  • Wild Life

    published May 16, 2012

    When photographer Ryan McGinley let a pack of exotic creatures run wild with nude models in his studio for his latest show, Animals, it... More >>

  • PARIS BLUES

    published May 9, 2012

    Ever since a trip to Paris when he was nine, Rosecrans Baldwin always dreamed that his life would be so much better, so much more chic if he could... More >>

  • Vintage Gallo

    published May 9, 2012

    Who didn't want red boots after seeing a skinny, greasy-haired Vincent Gallo strut around in a pair in Buffalo '66? In his 1998 directorial debut,... More >>

  • CONVERSATION PIECE

    published May 9, 2012

    At the top of her game in the 1930s, the late Elsa Schiaparelli famously collaborated with artists including Jean Cocteau and Salvador Dalí... More >>

  • TAKE A CHANCE

    published May 2, 2012

    Can bingo be sexy? If you’re talking about Linda Simpson's Bingo-Go!, the answer is definitely yes. Simpson, the fabulous host of the weekly... More >>

  • A Foreign Affair

    published May 2, 2012

    What a thrill it is whenever our New Yorker arrives with a new David Sedaris dispatch from Europe. The humorist’s latest story in the... More >>

  • SPACE INVADERS

    published May 2, 2012

    Southern California–based artist Charles Long calls his latest interactive mixed-media installation Pet Sounds. However, don't expect Brian... More >>

  • LAUGH LINES

    published April 25, 2012

    Adam Wilson, whose hilarious debut novel, Flatscreen, concerns an unlucky 20-year-old geek who finds a father figure in a wheelchair-bound... More >>

  • STRANGE BREW

    published April 25, 2012

    There comes a time in every Brooklyn man's life when they put the PBR can down and yearn for something, well, good. Often, this leads to turning... More >>

  • IN BLOOM

    published April 25, 2012

    Taiko drumming, tea ceremonies, and samurai sword fighting may not sound like things you'd find in Brooklyn. And yet, this weekend, you'll feel... More >>

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