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2014 Stories by Heather Baysa

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  • GROUP THERAPY

    published December 31, 2014

    Many people resolve to become healthy in the new year, but what about a mental revamp? Emerging from 2014, a year fraught with unrest over the... More >>

  • WE THREE KINGS

    published December 31, 2014

    In Latin American countries, Three Kings Day, or Día de los Reyes, bears many resemblances to Christmas, even though it shows up a... More >>

  • BROOKLYN INDUSTRIES

    published December 31, 2014

    Some say the distinctly artisanal culture rooted in Brooklyn is a new phenomenon, but we say it’s old. From pickles and home-brews to... More >>

  • THE GENERAL CONSENSUS

    published December 24, 2014

    Whether it’s because of religious beliefs, loneliness, or the Bumpus’s mangy dogs tearing apart your turkey (as they famously do at... More >>

  • SEVEN CANDLES

    published December 24, 2014

    Though Kwanzaa adopts its symbolism from nations across the West African diaspora, and its terminology from East African Swahili (Kwanzaa, loosely... More >>

  • FANTASY FANDOM

    published December 24, 2014

    Ever wonder “how Charlie Brown became a man” or where Shari’s other hand was all that time? No, of course you don’t, and... More >>

  • RAISE YOUR GLASS

    published December 24, 2014

    If you’ve spent any significant amount of time in Williamsburg, chances are you’ve been drunk and stumbling down Kent, lost on an... More >>

  • OLD SAINT NICK

    published December 17, 2014

    Remember the tearjerker where Arnold, ever the do-gooder, helps his neighbor reunite with a long-lost daughter for Christmas? How about... More >>

  • DANGER ZONE

    published December 17, 2014

    Some cover bands cover...bands. VIPER cover the single greatest movie soundtrack of our time. That’s right, Top Gun.... More >>

  • THE GAY OLE OPRY

    published December 17, 2014

    Wondering where all the queer country artists have gone? Back down — or over — to Brooklyn, of course! Tonight the borough will host a... More >>

  • IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

    published December 17, 2014

    Who says comics have to put people down to be funny? Call it the anti-roast. If you need a little uplifting this holiday season — and who... More >>

  • FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

    published December 17, 2014

    Described as “so Jewcy,” this annual holiday ball has certainly multiplied in scope and prestige since its inception 28 years ago.... More >>

  • CARTOON NETWORK

    published December 10, 2014

    We’re far past the point of pretending. That subscription on your coffee table, more often than not, is there for one reason and one reason... More >>

  • VISIONS OF SUGARPLUMS

    published December 10, 2014

    Our diets loudly curse the curators of this Holiday Tasting and Book Signing event for bringing together our favorite Brooklyn sweet-makers... More >>

  • BROAD AMBITION

    published December 10, 2014

    As the new year ushers in a new season of Broad City (January 2015!), Abbi and Ilana are gradually working their lovely way back into our... More >>

  • SATAN’S WORKSHOP

    published December 10, 2014

    Ah, Christmas morning, when little ones delight in unwrapping their brand-new taxidermic two-headed chickens. Jimmy can’t wait to explore... More >>

  • HOLY WATERS

    published December 10, 2014

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

  • STRONG SWIMMERS

    published December 10, 2014

    Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez are the sound of new Nashville — that is, both musically trained since childhood, Ramirez through school in... More >>

  • CHIRSTMAS WITH THE CRAWFORDS

    published December 10, 2014

    In the late 1940s, the Crawford family delivered a live Christmas Eve broadcast from their Brentwood mansion. It was the inspiration for this wild... More >>

  • Chelsea Nights

    published December 10, 2014

    The late Dee Dee, primary songwriter and hard-hitter of the Ramones, was one of the late Chelsea Hotel's genre-eschewing, all-around-artist... More >>

  • PLAYING THE ODDS

    published December 3, 2014

    With Global Welcome Ambassador Taylor Swift high above, looking down on us from one of two Tribeca lofts, it’s easy to lose faith in the New... More >>

  • HUSTLE AND BUST

    published December 3, 2014

    Ever wish you could step inside Etsy? Walk around, handle the wares, browse to some good music, and sample the homemade treats? Well,... More >>

  • SEASONS OF LOVE

    published December 3, 2014

    Love Actually: It successfully crams every manner of rom-com trope into 136 wonderfully smarmy minutes, and we couldn't be happier with the... More >>

  • TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL

    published December 3, 2014

    Her video for “Hi-Five” reminds us of the weird My So-Called Life Halloween special with the gym full of sock-hopping ghosts,... More >>

  • NEVER FORGET

    published December 3, 2014

    Bradley Cooper has professed that seeing David Lynch’s The Elephant Man (1980) as a kid is what led him to want to become an actor.... More >>

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