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2015 Stories by Heather Baysa

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  • IN VOGUE

    published March 18, 2015

    In Jennie Livingston's Paris Is Burning (1991), rival fashion houses gather at the grand balls in 1980s Harlem, going high heel to high... More >>

  • WHAT A DRAG

    published March 18, 2015

    Whether you realized it or not, the first time you saw RuPaul Andre Charles was in 1989, as an extra in the B-52s' "Love Shack" video. It... More >>

  • LOVE THIS GIANT

    published March 18, 2015

    David Byrne is more than just bicycle racks — however cool they are. Tonight, an incredible lineup of contemporary musicians and... More >>

  • TASTE OF TAIWAN

    published March 18, 2015

    Taiwan is a tiny island, smaller than Switzerland, in fact. But you'd never know it from the breadth of its food culture. It ranges from the... More >>

  • GOOD CHOICE

    published March 11, 2015

    It’s that time of year again. A time of discovery. A time of strategy. A time to experiment with new ways to conceal Tupperware on your... More >>

  • FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK

    published March 11, 2015

    Between partaking of boozy bar crawls and sidestepping the accumulating puddles of puke outside McSorley’s, this St. Pat’s Day weekend... More >>

  • BEEFING UP

    published March 11, 2015

    Houston, St. Louis, Kansas City — NYC belongs on this list as one of the great BBQ towns, and tonight we’re going to prove it. The... More >>

  • TO YOUR HEALTH

    published March 11, 2015

    You can take a cooking class in just about any cuisine you can imagine at ICE, the Institute of Culinary Education, from traditional... More >>

  • THE AMERICAN FRIEND

    published March 11, 2015

    It's readily apparent that no one captures the sprawling beauty of the American West like our friends across the pond. There's more than a little... More >>

  • CLOSE SHAVE

    published March 4, 2015

    You’ve heard of a face-off — well, how about a hair-off? In places all over the world, the barbershop is a community institution, but... More >>

  • BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK

    published March 4, 2015

    At a time when black women’s images were very much considered something to be discovered, managed, and ultimately shaped by white men, these... More >>

  • BRUNCH HOUR

    published February 25, 2015

    This past October, David Shaftel published one of the year’s more memorable and funny Sunday Times opinion pieces, bluntly titled... More >>

  • DIG DEEP

    published February 25, 2015

    Carol Burnett summed it up: "Comedy is tragedy plus time." If this is true — and we're convinced it is — then comedy is just about the... More >>

  • TEMPTING THE GODS

    published February 25, 2015

    As most classical Greek myths are, the story of Semele is full of love triangles, hurled lightning bolts, fatal ambition, and gods... More >>

  • LOST AND FOUND

    published February 18, 2015

    For all its shortcomings as an ensemble piece, last year's Bill Murray–fronted war farce, The Monuments Men, introduced us to the... More >>

  • SWEET TALK

    published February 18, 2015

    Most of us regard sugar as a guilty pleasure...or, you know, a reason for living — no judgment. These pastry prodigies think of it as a... More >>

  • THE MUSIC MAN

    published February 18, 2015

    It's nice to witness it confirmed: 37-year Voice music critic and Pazz + Jop creator Robert "Bob" Christgau can still produce a... More >>

  • BEER NUTS

    published February 18, 2015

    Wherever you go in life, may you live every week like it's NYC Beer Week. Especially this one, because it actually is. Tonight the New... More >>

  • THE SPRING IN SPRINGFIELD

    published February 11, 2015

    We prefer to think of last fall’s launch of Simpson’s World, where you can stream any of the show’s 552 episodes on FXX, as less... More >>

  • UNLUCKY CHARMS

    published February 11, 2015

    Unlucky in love? Unlucky in general? Own it! At Friday the 13th: A Celebration of Superstitions, the occult experts at Morbid Anatomy will... More >>

  • Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi

    published February 11, 2015

    It's consistent across the genre — from Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles to Twilight to True Blood, the undead are... More >>

  • LONELY HEARTS CLUB

    published February 11, 2015

    What’s funnier than getting your heart ripped out? Not much (in retrospect, of course). The Rejection Show is back for... More >>

  • LOVE FOR THE AGES

    published February 11, 2015

    Valentine’s Day may have derived its traditions from the ancient Roman Lupercalia, a pagan fertility rite in mid-February, and its name from... More >>

  • SWEETS FOR THE SWEET

    published February 11, 2015

    It’s well known that New York is a foodie’s paradise. So let’s get hyper-focused: Its dessert game is right up there as well.... More >>

  • DOG DAYS

    published February 11, 2015

    The Westminster Dog Show, despite its British-sounding name, is actually an American tradition — one of our most hoity-toity, strange, and... More >>

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