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2014 Stories by Heather Baysa

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  • THAT’S A RAP

    published August 27, 2014

    When “My Vag” dropped in 2012, Awkwafina (aka Nora Lum) became a YouTube sensation. Tiny and bespectacled, the Forest Hills rapper has... More >>

  • LADY FOLK

    published August 27, 2014

    L..A. funnywomen Kate Micucci and Riki Lindhome have been performing as Garfunkel and Oates (“two famous rock ’n’ roll second... More >>

  • MORE TO EXPLORE

    published August 20, 2014

    When it comes to highfalutin’ societies with strict entry policies, The Explorer’s Club might be the strictest. That is, unless you... More >>

  • THE DUDE ABIDES

    published August 20, 2014

    Break out your best viking get-up, or, conversely, your worst sweater and dingiest robe. Tonight, “Achievers” can relive the all the... More >>

  • BOW DOWN

    published August 20, 2014

    We used to think the Twilight series’ central relationship seemed wildly abusive, that is until someone popped a Fifty Shades of Gray... More >>

  • ROLLIN’ WITH THE HOMIES

    published August 13, 2014

    Despite the appearance of relics like feather pouf pens and cell-phone antennae, Amy Heckerling’s Clueless (1995) is of a timeless quality,... More >>

  • PUSSY RIOT

    published August 13, 2014

    The A.V. Club was spot-on when they called Josie and the Pussycats (2001) “a secret success.” What came off like a bubblegum punk... More >>

  • CHEER UP CHARLIE

    published August 13, 2014

    Self-proclaimed “dirty old man” Charles Bukowksi would have been 94 today, and Ecco Books hosts this free celebration at... More >>

  • GIVE ‘EM THE BOOT

    published August 13, 2014

    There’s a reason brisket joints have become a staple of the New York food scene and Brooklyn is peopled with more Americana bands than you... More >>

  • QUEER NOTION

    published August 13, 2014

    Back in 1998, the Trevor Project launched the first ever crisis and suicide prevention hotline designed for LGBTQ youth, providing the entire... More >>

  • SLUMMING IT

    published August 6, 2014

    You might know the wide-eyed, wild-haired actress as Nicky “the hot junky” Nichols on Orange Is the New Black, but before she was... More >>

  • A CUT ABOVE THE REST

    published August 6, 2014

    Sashaying back onto the Brooklyn scene after a five-continent world tour, tonight House of Diehl kicks off a brand new session of its epic Style... More >>

  • SLUMBER PARTY

    published July 30, 2014

    Be you a squalling man-child or just an avid Wes Anderson fan, chances are you’ve fantasized about bunkering down in the Museum of Natural... More >>

  • DRINK IN PEACE

    published July 30, 2014

    Why should creepy, stalking clowns have all the fun? Green-Wood hosts a party of its own, sans the balloons and red-nosed wierdos, let’s... More >>

  • MUGGLE BORN

    published July 30, 2014

    Last month, J.K. Rowling released a new short story featuring the wizard himself, (conspicuously?) in tandem with the grand opening of... More >>

  • IDOL WORSHIP

    published July 23, 2014

    Her face is so recognizable, her image so much a staple of the public domain that it’s hard to believe there are photographs of her the... More >>

  • HAPPY CAMPERS

    published July 23, 2014

    Picnic tables. Lawn chairs. Pop-up campers complete with crank-'em-out awnings. These are monuments to our great American summer, built up in a... More >>

  • MEAN GIRLS

    published July 23, 2014

    Don’t be fooled by the subway ads or the fact that it now joins Legally Blonde in the ranks of movies-turned-to-Broadway musicals. Heathers... More >>

  • COLLECT THEM ALL

    published July 16, 2014

    This annual one-night-only exhibition operates under the assumption that “if something exists, someone somewhere probably collects... More >>

  • BABY IN THE CORNER

    published July 16, 2014

    In 1987, the Dirty Dancing soundrack sold 32 million copies, making it the 15th or so bestselling album of all time. That also happens to make the... More >>

  • ALL THE QUEENS’ MEN

    published July 16, 2014

    Amy Wu is a Queens native, but you may have guessed that from her blog. For her, 27 years living in the borough has stirred up more than just... More >>

  • BIRDS AND BEES

    published July 9, 2014

    Did you get (metaphorically) screwed by an “abstinence only” education? Well, have no fear, we’ve got your facts of life right... More >>

  • BON TEMPS

    published July 9, 2014

    Francophiles, take to the streets. Just ten days after the Fourth of July, France celebrates the 1789 storming of the Bastille, an event that has... More >>

  • EAST MEETS WEST

    published July 9, 2014

    “Here and Elsewhere,” the New Museum’s latest building-wide exhibition, gets its title from the 1976 Jean-Luc Godard,... More >>

  • GREASE IS THE WORD

    published July 2, 2014

    There’s a nifty place where pompadours reign supreme, cheeseburgers are chased with a malt, and every band has a stand-up bass. It’s... More >>

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