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2014 Stories by Heather Baysa

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  • IDOL WORSHIP

    published July 23, 2014

    Her face is so recognizable, her image so much a staple of the public domain that it’s hard to believe there are photographs of her the... More >>

  • HAPPY CAMPERS

    published July 23, 2014

    Picnic tables. Lawn chairs. Pop-up campers complete with crank-’em-out awnings. These are monuments to our great American summer, built up... More >>

  • COLLECT THEM ALL

    published July 16, 2014

    This annual one-night-only exhibition operates under the assumption that “if something exists, someone somewhere probably collects... More >>

  • BABY IN THE CORNER

    published July 16, 2014

    In 1987, the Dirty Dancing soundrack sold 32 million copies, making it the 15th or so bestselling album of all time. That also happens to make the... More >>

  • ALL THE QUEENS’ MEN

    published July 16, 2014

    Amy Wu is a Queens native, but you may have guessed that from her blog. For her, 27 years living in the borough has stirred up more than just... More >>

  • BIRDS AND BEES

    published July 9, 2014

    Did you get (metaphorically) screwed by an “abstinence only” education? Well, have no fear, we’ve got your facts of life right... More >>

  • BON TEMPS

    published July 9, 2014

    Francophiles, take to the streets. Just ten days after the Fourth of July, France celebrates the 1789 storming of the Bastille, an event that has... More >>

  • GREASE IS THE WORD

    published July 2, 2014

    There’s a nifty place where pompadours reign supreme, cheeseburgers are chased with a malt, and every band has a stand-up bass. It’s... More >>

  • BIG WORDS

    published July 2, 2014

    National prodigies end up? You know, the pint-sized human spell-checkers who rattle off “appoggiatura” and “cymotrichous”... More >>

  • RAISE YOUR GLASS

    published July 2, 2014

    Let’s make one thing clear: Tending bar is an art. And, as in any artistic discipline, the work of the masters is preserved for future... More >>

  • BABY MAMA

    published June 25, 2014

    What if pregnancy was contagious? Or good housekeeping really was a matter of life and death? In this early work by Gertrude Stein, women navigate... More >>

  • DOWN THE SHORE

    published June 25, 2014

    This is Rockaway, not Redondo. But Patti Smith is here nonetheless. It’s official: The queen of the downtown scene is kicking off MOMA... More >>

  • THIS AMERICAN LIFE

    published June 25, 2014

    Forget all those conspiracy theories about the Earl of Oxford; only a drinkin,’ brawlin,’ pub-dwellin’ man could have penned the... More >>

  • FRIGHT NIGHT

    published June 18, 2014

    You probably remember Mara Wilson as the book-toting, telekinetic title character of the movie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda... More >>

  • MAX’S KANSAS CINEMA

    published June 18, 2014

    Even the busboys at the late Max’s Kansas City were artists. The downtown hub was a hot spot for iconic personalities of the Warholian... More >>

  • KIM POSSIBLE

    published June 18, 2014

    At worst, she was pigeonholed as the “token girl” in the band. At best, she’s been recognized as a feminist and rock... More >>

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    All Cheerleaders Die Is Almost as Its Title

    published June 11, 2014

    You could call it Bring It On meets The Craft and stop right there with considerable accuracy. But why would you, when All... More >>

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    You Will Cry, But The Amazing Catfish Is More About Finding Family Than Losing It

    published June 11, 2014

    Claudia Sainte-Luce's semi-autobiographical indie has a knack for subverting stereotypes without making a big deal about it. Like the... More >>

  • SPICE UP YOUR LIFE

    published June 11, 2014

    It occupies a permanent spot in the cannon of pop crossovers, foremother to Katy Perry’s Part of Me and Britney Spears’s Crossroads.... More >>

  • IN BLOOM

    published June 11, 2014

    Who doesn’t have fond memories of those 24 hours in Dublin with Leopold? Walking, talking, brawling, philosophizing, and finally returning... More >>

  • THE SIMPLE LIFE

    published June 4, 2014

    In this city, where bigger is better and more is more, you wouldn’t expect to find of a couple of guys like The Minimalists. Childhood best... More >>

  • ALL THAT JAZZ

    published June 4, 2014

    Dee Dee Bridgewater has been at this for a while. The jazz singer (and U.N. ambassador) has been performing in New York since 1970, and now... More >>

  • NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

    published June 4, 2014

    Ever been museum-hopping? It’s like bar-hopping, but classier. Tonight is the perfect time to peruse. Since 1978, the Museum Mile Festival... More >>

  • OUT TO LUNCH

    published June 4, 2014

    We all know lunch hour isn’t actually for eating lunch; it’s for running to the bank, going shopping, or throwing back a few midday... More >>

  • FAIR PLAY

    published May 28, 2014

    Rarely do we come across an event with the tagged-on request to BYOT (bring your own telescope). All right, World Science Festival, you’ve... More >>

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