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2010 Stories by Heather Baysa

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  • LOVE ACTUALLY

    published December 22, 2010

    Normally we wouldn’t recommend schmoozing around an intersection waiting for a quick hook-up. But this is different. This is about... More >>

  • GENTLE GIANT

    published December 15, 2010

    Cold War paranoia, fear of a nuclear holocaust, and a benevolent military robot were perhaps subjects too heavy for American audiences who,... More >>

  • BLAME CANADA!

    published December 8, 2010

    The weather is getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and the wind is getting . . . windier. Who’s responsible? Follow the lead of a... More >>

  • BAD SANTA

    published December 1, 2010

    The annual NYC SantaCon is coming to town once again, reminding us that everyone deserves to spend a little time on the naughty list, even... More >>

  • BROKEN DOLL

    published November 24, 2010

    Back in the day, photographer Jerry Schatzberg got around. He was the man behind the camera for such ’60s icons as Bob Dylan (he shot the... More >>

  • SAVING SUSO

    published November 17, 2010

    Ever wonder where sexy Sophia Loren’s coy flirtations came from, or where timeless heartthrob Marcello Mastroianni picked up his charming... More >>

  • HE’S A MANIAC

    published November 10, 2010

    Never mind that by today’s standards he just looks like many of our Williamsburg neighbors. In 1980’s Maniac, Joe Spinell was the... More >>

  • PSYCHO KILLERS

    published November 3, 2010

    The "granny killer" is on the loose, bumping off old ladies all across Paris. Daiga, our heroine, doesn't understand enough French to comprehend... More >>

  • CON ARTISTS

    published October 27, 2010

    If Spock-eared Trekkies conversing in Vulcan and Adam West churning out autographs to fanboys well beyond the age of Batman’s intended... More >>

  • SWEET TRANSVESTITES

    published October 20, 2010

    Your car breaks down in the middle of a thunderstorm. You and your virginal—suggestive cough—girlfriend seek shelter in a castle that... More >>

  • REBEL LIGHTS

    published October 13, 2010

    Over the years, Lawrence Ferlinghetti has been called a lot of things: "the most popular modern poet," by critics, "an old-ass anarchist" by... More >>

  • HOLY ROLLING

    published October 6, 2010

    The congregation of Scrabble Creek looks modest enough at first—little old ladies praying for relief of minor aches and pains, restless kids... More >>

  • LIFE OF LENNON

    published September 29, 2010

    The odd-couple sight of Mayor Bloomberg and Yoko Ono chumming it up on the streets of the Upper West Side might seem all out of sorts (but what a... More >>

  • THUG LIFE

    published September 22, 2010

    At the tail end of a recession, who can blame folks for getting a little, um, creative with their means of income? Whether your preferred job is... More >>

  • EARTHLY DELIGHTS

    published September 15, 2010

    First, he quipped and punned circles around the cable-news media. Then he rewrote our national history . . . possibly with more accuracy. Then he... More >>

  • PSYCHO BABBLE

    published September 15, 2010

    Ever wish your standard Halloween haunted hayride-minus-the-hay would step up the production value a bit from the unenthused teenage kid in a... More >>

  • PROJECT HIPSTER

    published September 8, 2010

    The Williamsburg Fashion Weekend, self-proclaimed purveyor of everything “hip and now” in indie rags, is back with 14 designers... More >>

  • NO MAN’S LAND

    published September 8, 2010

    Prior to all the postmodern goofiness and Peter Sellers antics of Dr. Strangelove, and before all the memorably absurd verbal lashings of... More >>

  • STRANGE WATERS

    published September 1, 2010

    In any of John Waters’s films, there’s a pervasive tension that cuts through all the camp: What will happen next? Black-market... More >>

  • TEAM ZISSOU

    published August 25, 2010

    Of all the meticulously detailed, primary-colored screen worlds Wes Anderson has ever conjured to fill with the beating non-sound of many an... More >>

  • BLOOD TIES

    published August 18, 2010

    Already drained by the fanged phenomenon of sometimes-sexy, occasionally Mormon bloodsucking tweens, current pop culture seems at a real loss for... More >>

  • The Moody Blues

    published August 11, 2010

    It’s becoming increasingly difficult to reach blindly forth into the pop cultural stratosphere and pluck out a proper analogy for what author... More >>

  • JURY DUTY

    published August 4, 2010

    When Reginald Rose's dramatic nugget of a telecast was adapted in 1957 to make the now-classic film 12 Angry Men, director Sidney Lumet... More >>

  • SHE'S HAVING A BABY

    published July 27, 2010

    Starting a new life in the city can be difficult, but here are a few tips every New Yorker should abide by in order to, oh, say, avoid spiraling... More >>

  • AMERICAN ODDITY

    published July 27, 2010

    So we all more or less know the dilemma: The Cyclone, Wonder Wheel, magnificently greasy fries from Nathan's, and all at once kitschy yet... More >>

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