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2009 Stories by Sharyn Jackson

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  • HOT MEAT

    published October 13, 2009

    If the idea of a heaping pile of thick, warm pastrami on rye gets you as hot and bothered as the female protagonist of When Harry Met Sally, you... More >>

  • THE OUTSIDERS

    published October 13, 2009

    The brainiacs' beloved New Yorker Festival, which began on Friday, has the usual crop of celeb interviews, art tours, and the anomaly that... More >>

  • TIME OUT

    published October 13, 2009

    Is there anyone more reviled in theater than the understudy? Whether it be Nathan Lane in anything, or the star of Carrie: The Musical... More >>

  • LESBIAN LEXICON

    published October 6, 2009

    One of the nuttiest "only in New York" events is back for the ninth year, and this time, host Murray Hill is making sure we know exactly what it's... More >>

  • THE LARAMIE LEGACY

    published September 29, 2009

    It’s just one week short of 11 years since a 21-year-old college student was brutally murdered by homophobic attackers in Laramie, Wyoming.... More >>

  • TASSEL TIME

    published September 29, 2009

    If the city’s shops were to ever suffer a pastie shortage, it would be now. Tassels, glitter, and boas, too, are in high demand for the... More >>

  • NATIONAL POLE

    published September 29, 2009

    If you’ve been lucky enough to spot PoleRiders—a bicycle trailing a stripper’s pole, plus dancer, through the streets of New... More >>

  • FAST AND FURIOUS

    published September 22, 2009

    What, just because Fringe is over you think there's no reason to go marathon theater-going? Think again. Through Saturday, CUNY's Prelude... More >>

  • MAMET MANIA

    published September 22, 2009

    If you're still cracking Jeremy Piven and/or Haley Joel Osment jokes over last season's two Mamet revivals on Broadway, just imagine what this... More >>

  • FISHER'S WISH

    published September 15, 2009

    Raise a glass—of Zima—to Carrie Fisher, who thankfully "slept with some nerd" in the '70s and became Princess Leia. Though her career... More >>

  • DANCES FOR DEAN

    published September 8, 2009

    It’s only a matter of time before someone makes a dance piece about the sorely missed young actor Heath Ledger, but until then, we’ll... More >>

  • ALL THE LADIES’ MAN

    published September 8, 2009

    Robert Redford is a heartthrob among generations. Case in point: I was first introduced to him in high school AP Government class. My teacher... More >>

  • JUST BEAT IT

    published September 1, 2009

    It's Allen Ginsberg's Village once again this weekend, as the annual HOWL! Festival invades the Beatnik's old stomping grounds. The... More >>

  • BRUNCH & BOMBSHELLS

    published August 25, 2009

    There's nothing like a good, old-fashioned movie about transvestites, especially when Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon are the fellas who are suiting... More >>

  • WHAT'S NEW?

    published August 25, 2009

    It feels like the 2006 Winter Olympics were forever ago, but before Michael Phelps swam into our consciousness, last year as the most alluring... More >>

  • HURRAH FOR OOHRAH!

    published August 25, 2009

    The award-addled, incredibly prolific, and freakin' adorable young playwright Bekah Brunstetter is making her Off-Broadway debut with OOHRAH!... More >>

  • CIRCLE GAME

    published August 18, 2009

    Flashback: Venn Diagrams are two circles containing information, which intersect to display the information they both have in common. Cabaret... More >>

  • LADIES' MAN

    published August 11, 2009

    Nick Hallett knows women. Lots of them. And he got them to back him up for his latest original song-cycle at Joe's Pub. In Man in the... More >>

  • BET ON FRINGE

    published August 11, 2009

    Can't afford a last-minute summer vacay to Vegas? Stay in town and take a gamble on the New York International Fringe Festival. There's no... More >>

  • HANG IN THERE

    published August 11, 2009

    Galapagos regulars Suspended Cirque must have ants in their pants or something: For their latest piece, Urbanopolis, the aerial theater... More >>

  • KANSAS ON THE RIGHT

    published August 4, 2009

    Sacha Baron Cohen's method of filmmaking is all the rage these days: Put a camera in front of a few typical Americans, and let them make fools of... More >>

  • SENSITIVITY RULES

    published August 4, 2009

    The dreamy Jonathan Groff returns to Shakespeare in the Park after his wonderful incarnation of sensitive hippie Claude in Hair last year,... More >>

  • MERCE STILL MOVES

    published July 28, 2009

    Dry your eyes for a moment: You can still experience the choreography of dance legend Merce Cunningham, who died Sunday at 90. This weekend, the... More >>

  • ART THERAPY

    published July 28, 2009

    The beauty of being an artist is that when life hands you lemons, you get to make a piece about it. The HOT! Festival brings one such industrious... More >>

  • WALK-IN

    published July 28, 2009

    Just when you thought your allergies couldn't handle another Shakespeare play upon the grassy lawns of New York City, TheDrillingCompany comes to... More >>

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