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2013 Stories by Heather Baysa

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  • WELL VERSED

    published December 25, 2013

    The Poetry Project’s annual New Year’s Day Marathon is turning 40, and we’re looking forward to its elegant and introspective... More >>

  • CHEER UP, CHARLIE

    published December 25, 2013

    “I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown,” Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin said.... More >>

  • THE RICHEST MAN

    published December 18, 2013

    Last month, the Internet let out a collective, extended groan when we learned that a sequel to It’s a Wonderful Life was in the works.... More >>

  • Tricked is a Frank Documentary on Sex Trafficking, in Spite of Its Mansplaining

    published December 11, 2013

    This frank documentary on some of the more shudder-provoking aspects of the sex trade wraps with footage of President Obama citing "the... More >>

  • HOLY WATERS

    published December 11, 2013

    About 15 minutes into Female Trouble, Divine, in all her voluptuous glory, is hurling her mother into a Christmas tree after not getting the... More >>

  • SILENT NIGHT

    published December 4, 2013

    The holidays have been a time for ghost stories since way before Dickens, so a visit to the cemetery on a cold winter’s night is actually in... More >>

  • REEL FEAST

    published November 27, 2013

    There’s a lot to look forward to over Thanksgiving weekend — the family, 
the food, and the encounters with tipsy high school... More >>

  • Recycled Jokes

    published November 20, 2013

    There's nothing funny about climate change. Except this. Tonight, the lovable Eugene Mirman hosts A Beacon in the Smog: A Comedy Benefit for... More >>

  • Ninjas Wanted

    published November 20, 2013

    Are you hooligan enough to revive the most dangerous ninja army NYC has ever seen? Tonight, Shredder, infamous Ninja Turtle–nemesis and... More >>

  • RECYCLED JOKES

    published November 20, 2013

    There’s nothing funny about climate change. Except this. Tonight, the lovable Eugene Mirman hosts A Beacon in the Smog: A Comedy Benefit for... More >>

  • EAT MY SHORTS

    published November 20, 2013

    Popcorn with fancied-up truffle butter instead of Yellow No. 5 coloring. A tall Brooklyn Lager instead of a large soda. Yeah, Nitehawk knows what... More >>

  • WHALE WATCH

    published November 13, 2013

    A months-long, vendetta-settling voyage to track the great white whale is still the most badass career move we can think of, though sadly no... More >>

  • CHEAT SHEET

    published November 13, 2013

    Have your iPhones out and at the ready. No need to hide them under tables or make conspicuous trips to the restroom. At this trivia night,... More >>

  • BOY MEETS GIRL

    published November 13, 2013

    In Alone Together at Last, Lena Dunham and David Sedaris will team up for a one-night-only meeting of the minds. It’s the hang-out session... More >>

  • FIT TO PRINT

    published November 6, 2013

    So, you missed your chance to buy a $60 Banksy in Central Park. Stop scouring lower Manhattan's back alleys and take a breather, because finding... More >>

  • FEAR FACTOR

    published October 30, 2013

    From the creepy to the camp, horror movies are the Halloween-loving grown-up’s simplest way to get into the spirit of the season, and... More >>

  • ART WORLD

    published October 30, 2013

    Have flash mobs and Truman Show-y displays got you living in paranoia? Never fear; performance art phobias are a common ailment in city dwellers.... More >>

  • MOORE ON TV

    published October 23, 2013

    The myth has been dispelled: Television does not rot your brain. But—we’ll be the umpteenth to suggest—with episodes that are... More >>

  • BAKE IT OFF

    published October 23, 2013

    We all watch it, usually licking our lips and salivating uncontrollably. It’s everywhere in our society, from storefronts to your great... More >>

  • IDOL WORSHIP

    published October 16, 2013

    Neal Medlyn is no nightclub Elvis. He’s an impersonator of the highest order—that is, one who reveals something about his subjects... More >>

  • BOURNE AGAIN

    published October 16, 2013

    London native Matthew Bourne has gained a reputation as the audience-conscience choreographer. It’s fitting. Even for the more attention... More >>

  • CUT AND PASTE

    published October 16, 2013

    This year, she transformed Santigold into a tentacular, voracious beast covered in “spores that emit polluting smoke like factory... More >>

  • Kill City

    published October 9, 2013

    “There are those who kill violently!” the tagline to Abel Ferrara’s 1979 grindhouse flick proclaims, as though we were expecting... More >>

  • King of Pop

    published October 9, 2013

    The late Mike Kelley was renowned for his ability to work in every conceivable medium—collage, drawing, performance art, video, copulating... More >>

  • FAIR TRADE

    published September 18, 2013

    Sure, you can watch movies and listen to music and play games on a Kindle, but can you feel the difference between matte and glossy surfaces, or... More >>

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