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2012 Stories by Sharyn Jackson

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  • SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL

    published May 9, 2012

    Not all Stevie Wonder tributes are successful: Just watch any YouTube clip of an American Idol contestant butchering "Ribbon in the Sky." But then... More >>

  • Draper's Friends

    published May 2, 2012

    If "Zou Bisou Bisou" has been stuck in your head since the season five premiere of Mad Men, you’re not alone. Luckily, Angela Di Carlo has... More >>

  • SPITFIRES

    published April 25, 2012

    The bus might not be adorned in lavender and rainbows, but the people riding in it make Sister Spit the ultimate queer road trip. Touring the... More >>

  • SIBLING 

THEATRICALITY

    published April 11, 2012

    Imagine living it up in high society on Park Avenue, losing it all in a Ponzi scheme, and being forced to move out to the 'burbs. You wouldn't be... More >>

  • TRASH TRIBUTE

    published April 11, 2012

    What do Bea Arthur, Oprah Winfrey, and Judy Garland have in common? Besides being generally awesome superstars, they have also all been subjects... More >>

  • MADDOW FOR PRESIDENT

    published March 28, 2012

    Rachel Maddow continually reaffirms her celeb-pundit status with well-spoken rants that keep landing at the top of our Facebook feeds. The latest... More >>

  • PHOTO FINISH

    published March 21, 2012

    Five years into a career, most artists are lucky if they are doing anything more than slinging coffee. But the photographer Francesca Woodman left... More >>

  • GREAT SCOTT!

    published March 14, 2012

    While we all like to lament the death of publishing thanks to the Internet, downtown theater company Elevator Repair Service believes in books.... More >>

  • SAINTS ALIVE!

    published February 29, 2012

    Before Madonna was into Kabbalah, Gertrude Stein was into Saint Teresa of Ávila, a 16th-century Spanish mystic who was reportedly obsessed... More >>

  • COMIC STRIPPER

    published February 22, 2012

    For 25 years, cartoonist and author Alison Bechdel captured the gay, lesbian, and transgender experience in the comic strip “Dykes to Watch... More >>

  • BILLY WHO?

    published February 22, 2012

    Billy Crystal is making his ninth outing as the host of the Oscars this year, but our favorite local host has got him beat. It’s Academy... More >>

  • GRAPHIC CONTENT

    published February 15, 2012

    Graphic designer Milton Glaser is as New Yorky as anyone could be: He famously designed the ubiquitous “I Love New York” logo, giving... More >>

  • SEND IN THE CLOWNS

    published February 1, 2012

    We never thought we’d see the day that the music of the Insane Clown Posse and a weird and wonderful downtown performance artist would come... More >>

  • THE OUTSIDERS

    published January 25, 2012

    For two decades, the Sanford Smith’s Outsider Art Fair has brought together the in-crowd of outsiders—self-taught, non-mainstream... More >>

  • THE GAME OF LIFE

    published January 25, 2012

    Ask Roulette is like a big public game of Truth or Dare, except there’s only one dare—audience participation—and everyone has to... More >>

  • ARMY OF ONE

    published January 25, 2012

    In 2008, 250 war veterans and active-duty soldiers met in Maryland at Winter Soldier, a gathering of eyewitnesses who testified to the horrors of... More >>

  • ASK, DON'T TELL

    published January 18, 2012

    Fans of “Wait Wait . . . Don’t Tell Me!,” NPR’s addictive comic news trivia show, now have a new game to add to their... More >>

  • WRITINGS ON 
 THE WALL

    published January 18, 2012

    The novelist and playwright Djuna Barnes worked as a journalist at a time when the profession was about more than fearing for your job on a daily... More >>

  • FROM RUSSIA, WITH LOVE

    published January 11, 2012

    You haven’t experienced cold until you’ve been to Russia, where in April, Moscow’s streets are piled with snow up to your knees.... More >>

  • HAVE A DREAM

    published January 11, 2012

    For the 26th year, BAM hosts the day-long Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. So spend your day off commemorating (OK, maybe sleep in... More >>

  • CHATTERBOX

    published January 11, 2012

    Television soap operas might be on the way out, but serial interpersonal drama will never die. Enter the video chat room, where not everyone is... More >>

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