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2012 Stories by Angela Ashman

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  • SUGAR & SPICE

    published March 21, 2012

    For months, the literary website the Rumpus has been hosting its own advice column called Dear Sugar, in which an anonymous novelist served up... More >>

  • SO RADIANT

    published March 14, 2012

    If you only know Keith Haring for his paintings of crawling babies, dogs, and flying saucers, you're in for a treat at the Brooklyn Museum, which... More >>

  • TOUGH LOVE

    published March 14, 2012

    Almost as shocking today as it was in 1633, John Ford's tragedy 'Tis Pity She's a Whore is his best-known work for its racy plot of a brother and... More >>

  • BAD TEACHER

    published March 14, 2012

    Many a self-help book claim that success takes hard work and self-discipline. But tonight, let filmmaker Kevin Smith of Clerks fame tell... More >>

  • SHYNESS IS NICE

    published March 7, 2012

    "I am often told by people who meet me after reading my books that they are afraid of me," Diane Williams told The Believer. "Of course, I... More >>

  • THE DARK CRYSTAL

    published March 7, 2012

    Don’t believe in psychics? Perhaps you’ll change your mind after tonight’s book party for Heidi Julavits’s latest novel,... More >>

  • BAD ROMANCE

    published March 7, 2012

    "This series contains nudity, violence, and strong sexual content" warns Japan Society’s website about its new film program, Love Will Tear... More >>

  • BLOOD TIES

    published February 29, 2012

    Ellen Ullman, a pioneering woman in the male-dominated field of computer programming during the ’70s and ’80s, made the tech world... More >>

  • ART ATTACK

    published February 29, 2012

    Behind on reading your monthly Artforum? Catch up on what’s happening in contemporary art at the Armory Show, a four-day gathering of... More >>

  • SPIRALING UP

    published February 29, 2012

    Plastic forks, razor blades, notepads, and ladders might sound like random everyday objects to you or me, but for Chinese-American artist Sarah... More >>

  • REBEL, REBEL

    published February 22, 2012

    Although she drowned at 27 in a flash flood in the North African desert, the Swiss explorer Isabelle Eberhardt had experienced more adventures in... More >>

  • MAN IN BLACK

    published February 22, 2012

    A consistently fun, consistently sold-out boot-stomping good time is the annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash put on by country band Alex Battles &... More >>

  • THE WRITE STUFF

    published February 22, 2012

    Though there are always exceptions, the job of the screenwriter is mostly a thankless one of long solitary hours and little professional glory.... More >>

  • RUNWAY NOSTALGIA

    published February 15, 2012

    If you were mowed over by a gaggle of skinny, Manolo-wearing, BlackBerry-wielding types rushing around Lincoln Center this week, you know what a... More >>

  • TWIN PEAKS REDUX

    published February 15, 2012

    To a Twin Peaks purist, Angelo Badalamenti’s chilling theme song to David Lynch’s much-too-short-lived television show (which he wrote... More >>

  • FX MAGIC

    published February 15, 2012

    A master of stop-motion animation from the ’50s through the ’80s, Ray Harryhausen famously developed the technique of Dynamation,... More >>

  • MOMMY DEAREST

    published February 8, 2012

    Raise your hand if you’ve ever stopped yourself in conversation and said, "God! I sound just like my mother!" Was that everyone? We thought... More >>

  • STRANGE BEAUTY

    published February 8, 2012

    From his strange, washed-out celebrity portraits for Marc Jacobs (remember Victoria Beckham’s bare legs sticking out of a giant shopping... More >>

  • LUTE! GUITAR! ACTION!

    published February 1, 2012

    Strange though their pairing might seem, cult filmmaker Jim Jarmusch and Dutch lute whiz Jozef van Wissem have history: Last October, for... More >>

  • THE UNDERGROUND

    published February 1, 2012

    “I had this attitude then that I didn’t know how to make a film, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me,” filmmaker Amos... More >>

  • THIS WAY OUT

    published February 1, 2012

    When life doesn’t go the way you planned, how do you find a new direction? In its latest issue, Granta, the award-winning British literary... More >>

  • MOB TIES

    published January 25, 2012

    Brooklyn, from its beautiful brownstones to the boardwalk at Coney Island, has long captured the attention of filmmakers who find the... More >>

  • INTIMATE TRANSACTIONS

    published January 25, 2012

    In 2004, artist Andrea Fraser had people racing to a Chelsea gallery to see a 60-minute video she made of her meeting with an art collector in a... More >>

  • LONELY HEARTS CLUB

    published January 18, 2012

    As of press time, scientists have still not found a cure for the broken heart. However, you can alleviate the distressing symptoms (such as... More >>

  • MURDER HE SHOT

    published January 18, 2012

    "Now, the easiest kind of a job was a murder,” said Weegee, the famous crime photographer of the ’30s and ’40s, “because... More >>

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