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2006 Stories by Corina Zappia

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  • Wring Out the Old

    published December 5, 2006

    It's time for 8 million Gothamites to shake off the yoke of 2006's frustrations, stampede throughthe city streets, and booze in the finest hours... More >>

  • Winging It

    published October 3, 2006

    Here is the conundrum: hate sports bars, love sports bar food. For the promise of one truly succulent jalapeño popper, we'll occasionally... More >>

  • Rock Steady

    published September 26, 2006

    "It's up on Bowery and Rivington—the old Pioneer Bar," I instructed a friend on my cell, while looking curiously around the 3,000-square-foot... More >>

  • The New Jean Genie?

    published September 19, 2006

    While the craze for designer jeans might date back to the late 70's, this will be the decade makers and buyers lost perspective on how much a... More >>

  • Not Dressing Like a Sherpa

    published September 5, 2006

    This is a city of greenmarket groupies and Whole Foods hounds, but move beyond the five-buck-a-pound tomatoes and fruit-acid exfoliants—and... More >>

  • All Dolled Up

    published September 5, 2006

    You can do a lot of sick, twisted things to a 20-inch bunny doll. A benefit and opening-night party for Kid... More >>

  • Fergie Is a Man

    published August 29, 2006

    God Bless MTV. For the VMAs, we expect no less... More >>

  • "Ruff, Ruff"

    published August 22, 2006

    We had viewed a VH1 celeb-pets fashion special; we were familiar with Fifi & Romeo, the L.A. pet boutique that set the standard for luxe pooch... More >>

  • Soul-Sucking Moments of Pet Fashion Week

    published August 22, 2006

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  • Barneys and Beyond

    published August 15, 2006

    The tail end of the summer sales season has arrived, those final weeks when every store in town attempts to offload its last pairs of size 5 1/2... More >>

  • Life After Parsons

    published August 15, 2006

    What are young fashion school graduates to do? Spend years trolling the underbelly of a design house, developing sketches for the Big Deal... More >>

  • How Has Pokémon Not Died Yet?

    published August 8, 2006

    Hulk Hogan stood on a stage in Bryant Park, sporting a bright red Pokémon tee. "I wonder what it would be like if I woke up one day and I... More >>

  • Beyond the Bull

    published July 18, 2006

    We wanted to devote at least one column to exploring energy drinks, but one sip of Red Bull (the standard by which all energy drinks must be... More >>

  • Simpson Verdict

    published July 18, 2006

    "We like to do things larger than life," declared Victoria's Secret Pink spokeswoman Sara Tervo, the day before the massive promotional bash... More >>

  • Pastries and Pétanque

    published July 11, 2006

    It's a sorrowful Bastille Day for the French this year, what with their recent devastating lost to Italy in the World Cup-we imagine the only... More >>

  • A Breakfast of Botox

    published July 11, 2006

    "Whenever I say 'Botox,' I smile. Why do I smile? Your face is your own accessory you use every day—and you want to wear it well," says... More >>

  • Freedom Booze

    published June 27, 2006

    We've never thought about our founding fathers' hooch of choice, until an invite from the Boston Beer Company, maker of Sam Adams, landed in our... More >>

  • Doggie Divas

    published June 27, 2006

    More news from a rapidly gentrifying Harlem: The neighborhood's first upscale pet store opened last week. Rest assured, Harlem pets will no longer... More >>

  • Orange No More

    published June 27, 2006

    What I learned from my mother, who happens to be an oncologist: Freaky-sized moles are to be removed, nitrate-packed deli meat is suspect, and... More >>

  • Bikini Kill

    published June 27, 2006

    No article of women's clothing is more honest and less forgiving than the bikini; there is literally nowhere to hide, no trick of the eye one can... More >>

  • Speaking Volumes Without Saying a Word

    published June 20, 2006

    After scoring a few plum cosmetics contracts, we imagine the final frontier in model-land must be landing a deal with a famous mannequin company.... More >>

  • Mod Squad

    published June 13, 2006

    Ride a scooter, develop a thick skin. Hop on one and you're the constant butt of lame jokes and curious gawking, the weirdo who doesn't fit in... More >>

  • Beyond Gay Marriage

    published June 13, 2006

    Watch the news reports on gay marriage and you'd think the queer community had magically morphed into a Noah's Ark of same-sex couples—all... More >>

  • Soccer Support Groups

    published June 6, 2006

    Combine America's patriotic love of baseball with good old Superbowl-style ad whoring and a month's worth of beer-fueled machismo—and you... More >>

  • Beer as Cash

    published May 30, 2006

    It's summer in the city, when product-promotion teams unveil their most ballsy stunts, a time for colossal Snapple popsicles to melt away in Union... More >>

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