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2008 Stories by Sharyn Jackson

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  • GO TRANNY, IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY!

    published October 22, 2008

    Whether you were born too late or were just too boring to have ever been invited to one of Warhol's infamous Factory parties, you can finally buy... More >>

  • SEE DEAD PEOPLE

    published October 22, 2008

    On any other day of the year, if we saw zombies roaming the streets, we'd think it was just the result of a coffee shortage. But today, the reason... More >>

  • CASTING CALL

    published October 22, 2008

    Many believe in the power of art as a healing process or coping mechanism. Those (all) of us still traumatized by the Florida voting-booth fiasco... More >>

  • IT'S YOUR CHOICE

    published October 8, 2008

    You can't avoid election commentaries, so don't even try. But you do have some control over how you choose to get your daily dose: Fox News or... More >>

  • ONE SONG MORE

    published October 8, 2008

    If you're one of those girls (or boys) who sang "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" or "On My Own" in front of your mirror relentlessly from the ages of 13... More >>

  • NUCLEAR FAMILY

    published October 1, 2008

    The new opera season might be full of the usual suspects, including boatloads of crowd-pleasing Puccini and Verdi and a full 18 hours of German... More >>

  • WORK IT, GIRLS

    published October 1, 2008

    We like these women for their minds, we swear. They probably have great personalities, too. It's not merely the fact that the '40s- and '50s-style... More >>

  • FABULOUSLY 4TH STREET

    published September 23, 2008

    For all of the East Village’s glass towers and gentrification run rampant, one block of 4th Street remains fabulous, at least for artists and... More >>

  • NO SLOPPY SECOND

    published September 23, 2008

    Tina Fey was already the supreme grand ruler of comedy when her Emmy sweep came along and essentially made her a living legend. And now that we... More >>

  • THE VIEW

    published September 23, 2008

    You can't judge a book by its cover, and you certainly can't judge an avant-garde film by its title. Let's look, for instance, at Bruce Connor.... More >>

  • POLY WANTS A CUDDLE

    published September 23, 2008

    After a long work week, what more could you ask for than a hug from a stranger? A hug from a hundred strangers, of course. Kicking off Poly... More >>

  • HEY THERE, GEORGIE BOY

    published September 23, 2008

    If you ask us, everyone is focusing a bit too much on the wrong George W. The dance-theater artist Ann Liv Young brings us back to our nation's... More >>

  • GOLDEN OLDIES

    published September 10, 2008

    It’s been 10 years since the Public Theater opened a cabaret next-door, which has since become one of New York’s pre-eminent small... More >>

  • PASTIE-A-GO-GO

    published September 10, 2008

    Fall generally means “back to school,” but for burlesque performers from around the world, it means back to New York for the Sixth... More >>

  • LIZA = NEW YORK

    published September 3, 2008

    Liza Minnelli is a resilient gal: At her free concert on Coney Island this summer, the living legend sang her greatest hits from an odd... More >>

  • POTTER GOES BAREBACK

    published September 3, 2008

    In Peter Shaffer’s 1975 play Equus, a psychiatrist tries to understand an adolescent boy who has a penchant for going out naked on late-night... More >>

  • GESTAPO = BOFFO B.O.

    published September 3, 2008

    Long before Springtime for Hitler became a Broadway hit inside the fantasy world of Mel Brooks’s The Producers, the Nazis were... More >>

  • CAT FANCY

    published August 27, 2008

    “Ambassador Baby, Bucket of Cuddle, Confetti, Darling, Evie, Fixodent—these are good cat names,” says Joseph Keckler as he opens... More >>

  • SMARTY LONG LEGS

    published August 27, 2008

    She may have a 34½-inch inseam, but the girl’s made of more than just legs. “I have a very expensive piece of paper that says I... More >>

  • VIVA LA REVOLUCIÓN

    published August 19, 2008

    You’ll never see the Living Theatre do a Disney adaptation, that’s for sure. The company, which was founded in 1947 by Judith Malina and... More >>

  • THE END OF THE RAINBOW

    published August 19, 2008

    Darlinda Just Darlinda is over the rainbow: After a year of dressing according to the color of the month (on even months, she wore a single color;... More >>

  • THE ORIGIN OF LOVE

    published August 19, 2008

    A couple years ago, at a Hedwig & the Angry Inch tribute concert at Don Hill’s, a packed house of barely legal gay boys looked up with... More >>

  • FATHER’S DAY

    published August 12, 2008

    You probably know Hardy Dardy. Considering the number of Midwestern transplants in New York, the likelihood that your dad is a... More >>

  • MARGIN NOTES

    published August 5, 2008

    Martha Plimpton and Lucy Wainwright Roche both come from a just-left-of-center pedigree in their respective theater and music worlds, but if the... More >>

  • WORLD OF MIRRORS

    published July 29, 2008

    Starting tonight, Spiegelworld, the glitzy, pre-fab performance venue, sets up shop for another season on Pier 17, sousing the smelly... More >>

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