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2012 Stories by Heather Baysa

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  • TIME AFTER TIME

    published July 11, 2012

    The 2012 census recently confirmed that all us average Americans are still spending a solid nine years of our average American lives watching... More >>

  • I SCREAM

    published July 4, 2012

    Your run-of-the-mill Baskin-Robbins might boast 31 flavors, but the 30 different combinations you’ll find at The Ice Cream Takedown are... More >>

  • FACE TIME

    published June 27, 2012

    We’ve seen her too often at too many Halloween parties: the floppy hat, little black dress, dainty pearls, and cigarette holder. The name... More >>

  • MERMAIDS MARCH

    published June 20, 2012

    We’re not making any promises about lithesome redheads or singing crustaceans, but by now, with the Mermaid Parade in its 30th year,... More >>

  • BURGER KING

    published June 13, 2012

    Comedic irony raises some complicated questions. So it’s fitting that clinically misanthropic Neil Hamburger—the genre’s greasy,... More >>

  • ALL THAT JAZZ

    published June 13, 2012

    Broads, rock that bob, and gents, latch the suspenders—it’s time again for the seventh annual Jazz Age Lawn Party. Michael Arenella &... More >>

  • JAPANORAMA

    published June 6, 2012

    If there’s an overarching theme to the New York Japan CineFest, aside from Japanese-inspired shorts by U.S.-based filmmakers, maybe... More >>

  • DEAD ALIVE

    published May 23, 2012

    The Walking Dead won’t return to TV until the fall, but thankfully for those with a blood-and-guts craving that just won’t quit,... More >>

  • HOUSE RULES

    published May 23, 2012

    Filmmaker Nobuhiko Obayashi was assigned a simple project: Make a movie like the popular American Jaws for Japanese audiences. This is what... More >>

  • WORD UP

    published May 16, 2012

    To anyone and everyone who would rather jam to Virginia Woolf than a woofer. Who still fancies Hemingway the all-time bar-brawl champ or has, at... More >>

  • ROOFTOP REBELS

    published May 9, 2012

    Spring has sprung! The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and flowers in the park are blooming . . . and immediately being trampled in violent... More >>

  • CELLULOID COUNTY

    published May 2, 2012

    With its countless gallery clusters downtown and top-notch graffiti, Brooklyn has long been associated with the visual arts. But what about the... More >>

  • THE BIRDS

    published April 25, 2012

    Just about every part of Nathalie Djurberg's new installation, The Parade, seems dependent on drudging up some childhood phobia of varying... More >>

  • VISIONS OF AFRICA

    published April 11, 2012

    One hundred years ago, the African National Congress was created to establish rights for black South Africans. Fifty years ago, Algeria, Burundi,... More >>

  • AT THE DRIVE-IN

    published April 11, 2012

    Small, dark, usually sticky-floored theaters are a staple of the cinema experience. Unfortunately, they're not so much conducive to enjoying a... More >>

  • PUSSY GALORE

    published April 4, 2012

    It's known as "The Party That Dare Not Speak Its Name." But we will. Because Pussy Faggot! returns to New York for its third anniversary tonight,... More >>

  • KABUKI DOWN

    published March 28, 2012

    The word "kabuki" comes from kabuku, meaning "to be out of the ordinary." So it's no surprise that Kabuki dance theater—the 500-year-old... More >>

  • GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY

    published March 21, 2012

    Are you a feisty Blanche or a wisecracking Sophia? Maybe a debonair divorcée like Dorothy or a slightly confused Rose? Don’t know?... More >>

  • CAUGHT ON TAPE

    published March 14, 2012

    This is your outrageously outdated health-class sex-ed video. This is your late-night infomercial, evangelical propaganda, and spandex-saturated... More >>

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