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2014 Stories by Heather Baysa

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  • DOWN THE SHORE

    published June 25, 2014

    This is Rockaway, not Redondo. But Patti Smith is here nonetheless. It’s official: The queen of the downtown scene is kicking off MOMA... More >>

  • THIS AMERICAN LIFE

    published June 25, 2014

    Forget all those conspiracy theories about the Earl of Oxford; only a drinkin,’ brawlin,’ pub-dwellin’ man could have penned the... More >>

  • FRIGHT NIGHT

    published June 18, 2014

    You probably remember Mara Wilson as the book-toting, telekinetic title character of the movie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda... More >>

  • MAX’S KANSAS CINEMA

    published June 18, 2014

    Even the busboys at the late Max’s Kansas City were artists. The downtown hub was a hot spot for iconic personalities of the Warholian... More >>

  • KIM POSSIBLE

    published June 18, 2014

    At worst, she was pigeonholed as the “token girl” in the band. At best, she’s been recognized as a feminist and rock... More >>

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    All Cheerleaders Die Is Almost as Its Title

    published June 11, 2014

    You could call it Bring It On meets The Craft and stop right there with considerable accuracy. But why would you, when All... More >>

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    You Will Cry, But The Amazing Catfish Is More About Finding Family Than Losing It

    published June 11, 2014

    Claudia Sainte-Luce's semi-autobiographical indie has a knack for subverting stereotypes without making a big deal about it. Like the... More >>

  • SPICE UP YOUR LIFE

    published June 11, 2014

    It occupies a permanent spot in the cannon of pop crossovers, foremother to Katy Perry’s Part of Me and Britney Spears’s Crossroads.... More >>

  • IN BLOOM

    published June 11, 2014

    Who doesn’t have fond memories of those 24 hours in Dublin with Leopold? Walking, talking, brawling, philosophizing, and finally returning... More >>

  • THE SIMPLE LIFE

    published June 4, 2014

    In this city, where bigger is better and more is more, you wouldn’t expect to find of a couple of guys like The Minimalists. Childhood best... More >>

  • ALL THAT JAZZ

    published June 4, 2014

    Dee Dee Bridgewater has been at this for a while. The jazz singer (and U.N. ambassador) has been performing in New York since 1970, and now... More >>

  • NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

    published June 4, 2014

    Ever been museum-hopping? It’s like bar-hopping, but classier. Tonight is the perfect time to peruse. Since 1978, the Museum Mile Festival... More >>

  • OUT TO LUNCH

    published June 4, 2014

    We all know lunch hour isn’t actually for eating lunch; it’s for running to the bank, going shopping, or throwing back a few midday... More >>

  • FAIR PLAY

    published May 28, 2014

    Rarely do we come across an event with the tagged-on request to BYOT (bring your own telescope). All right, World Science Festival, you’ve... More >>

  • ROAD RULES

    published May 28, 2014

    Chances are, it’s the same people who harbor an undying affection for Are You Afraid of the Dark? reruns, Sassy back issues, and own a rare,... More >>

  • IN LOVING MEMORY

    published May 21, 2014

    If the idea of kicking off your summer in a cemetery seems morbid, then you probably haven’t been to Green-Wood. With stately gothic... More >>

  • ASK AWAY

    published May 21, 2014

    Who wouldn’t want to play Truth or Dare with complete strangers? Surely it would be a revealing, if not raucous, experience. Well... More >>

  • STREET STYLE

    published May 21, 2014

    In 2013, we made off with a sweet pair of Ferragamo slingbacks circa 1970-something and an armful of sweaters from the Golden Age of GAP (1996,... More >>

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    Re-Enactors Get Their Own Sweet Family Movie with The Discoverers

    published May 14, 2014

    In his debut feature, Justin Schwarz is clearly drawing from the same bag of tricks as many of his indie comedy predecessors, but he's refining... More >>

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    Xavier Makes His Final Stop in Chinese Puzzle

    published May 14, 2014

    As the American university industry makes study abroad programs all but mandatory and damn luxurious at that, it can be tempting to write off... More >>

  • IRISH ROVER

    published May 14, 2014

    Because Shane MacGowan, bless his whiskey-sodden soul, can no longer speak coherently, James Fearnley is here to tell the tale. That’s what... More >>

  • JUICY DETAILS

    published May 14, 2014

    Todd Barry is a master at pointing out misconceptions: Tourists actually don’t want us to give them directions; people who speak English as... More >>

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    Moms' Night Out is a PG-rated Hangover That Argues Moms Shouldn't Have Nights Out

    published May 7, 2014

    Outrageously enough, the moral of Moms' Night Out seems to be that moms should never get a night out. This Mother's Day weekend release... More >>

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    The American Nurse Is a Documentary About Genuine Human Decency Without Kitsch

    published May 7, 2014

    With the form so often used to expose horrors, it's nice to see a documentary about genuine human decency without kitsch. Carolyn Jones's... More >>

  • GOING FOR BROKE

    published May 7, 2014

    To all of you who skip the opening act, a lesson: It could be the next Nirvana. On Sonic Youth’s 1991 Europe circuit it was Nirvana, in... More >>

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