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2009 Stories by Sharyn Jackson

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  • TRANSFORMERS

    published December 29, 2009

    The Brooklyn Museum is ringing in the New Year by celebrating the transformative power a change in calendar digits can have on a person at the... More >>

  • DOIN’ IT DOGMA-STYLE

    published December 22, 2009

    Did you ever consider how much less gloomy Dancer in the Dark might have been if only there were a few hardcore porn scenes? We... More >>

  • AHHHHHHH!

    published December 22, 2009

    Please allow a moment of silence for John Hughes this holiday season; not only did he leave us with a treasure trove of Brat Pack films, but he... More >>

  • CHINESE FOR THE CHOSEN

    published December 22, 2009

    If you thought that the concept of Jews going to the movies and eating Chinese food on December 25 was a story the Christmas fairies made up to... More >>

  • DARK THEATER

    published December 22, 2009

    "Dangerous," "mysterious," "sinister," "nightmarish," and "pretty frightening" are some of the words the press has used to tout many of the shows... More >>

  • SNOWBIZ

    published December 15, 2009

    Schmaltzy comic Murray Hill gets imaginative this holiday season for his annual pageant, A Murray Little Christmas. The show becomes a road... More >>

  • NAUGHTY AUGHTIES

    published December 8, 2009

    Bridget Everett, Kenny Mellman, and Neal Medlyn, the creators of the best monthly cabaret ruckus in recent memory, are sending off the year and... More >>

  • SUNNY DAYS

    published December 8, 2009

    If Sesame Street existed in real-time, beloved characters like Elmo and Big Bird would be crusty old men today. Luckily, the show... More >>

  • SIMPLY THE BEST

    published December 8, 2009

    The only mention of Guinness at the World Record Appreciation Society should be in regards to beer. The Universal Record Database, a... More >>

  • SIN IN THE CITY

    published December 1, 2009

    It’s not easy to fill Joey Arias’s shoes, but local drag queen Edie wasn’t afraid to try—she took over his role as Mistress of... More >>

  • SCREEN TO STAGE

    published November 24, 2009

    For once, instead of a New York theater star nabbing a spot on Law & Order, a Law & Order star is taking to the stage. OK, so B.D.... More >>

  • *BOB* TIMES TWO

    published November 24, 2009

    While everyone's cutting work and skipping town for yet another historically and morally questionable holiday, the World Famous *BOB* is a... More >>

  • CALL GIRL

    published November 17, 2009

    Downtown drag star Linda Simpson is expanding her granny-game repertoire with her third—that's right, third—bingo night, Le... More >>

  • SEND IN THE CLOWNS

    published November 17, 2009

    Angela Lansbury has got to be the most prolific (if not the only) 84-year-old on the Broadway scene. She delighted us with her kooky-psychic dance... More >>

  • BURTON’S BIG ADVENTURE

    published November 10, 2009

    Only Tim Burton could seamlessly take a stolen-bicycle caper and bring it to the Alamo, onto the set of a Twisted Sister video, and into a... More >>

  • ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

    published November 10, 2009

    In the two decades that Law & Order has been providing work for the underemployed theater people of New York, the only thing that has... More >>

  • PEOPLES IS PEOPLES

    published November 10, 2009

    The Muppets took the Big Apple in 1984, and tonight, they finally take Brooklyn. Puppetry Arts hosts a screening of The Muppets Take... More >>

  • LIT LOCK-UP

    published November 3, 2009

    Prison isn't all weightlifting and cable TV. The PEN American Center has been mentoring prisoners on the skills of written expression as part of... More >>

  • DIGITAL GET DOWN

    published November 3, 2009

    The Berlin Wall fell 20 years ago this Monday, and one of the many results of the momentous event was the way two Berlins united into maybe the... More >>

  • HOT COCO

    published November 3, 2009

    New York City may be a breeding ground for cross-dressed entertainment, but how many drag queens can actually claim authentic city roots? Miss... More >>

  • GUIDING FIGHT

    published October 27, 2009

    When Guiding Light got the ax after a 75-year run, a hole was left in reliable programming about the travails of wholesome Midwesterners.... More >>

  • IN BLOOM

    published October 27, 2009

    Performance artist and playwright Taylor Mac's previous body of work could be most simplistically described as touching, rallying, and caked in... More >>

  • URBAN LEGEND

    published October 20, 2009

    Staten Island's Willowbrook mental institution is frightening enough for its sordid history; the children housed in the overcrowded and unsanitary... More >>

  • SISTER ACT

    published October 20, 2009

    Obie winner Heidi Schreck (Drum of the Waves of Horikawa) played a nun in downtown's lesbian soap Room for Cream. Now, she has... More >>

  • BUZZWORTHY

    published October 20, 2009

    If you missed Dixon Place's Peg-Ass-Us, a recent show about women who use strap-ons to penetrate their male partners, there's another piece... More >>

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