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2011 Stories by Sharyn Jackson

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  • RHYME WITHOUT REASON

    published December 28, 2011

    Where have all the poets gone? They’re all in New York today. Close to 300 spoken-word artists are performing at one of two classic New... More >>

  • ICE, ICE BABY

    published December 28, 2011

    Whether January 1 brings us more unseasonably warm weather or another snowpocalypse, we know one thing for sure—the Atlantic Ocean will be... More >>

  • THE MILKMAN

    published December 28, 2011

    After watching Law & Order for a while, one might get the impression that the only people who get murdered in New York are prostitutes. But... More >>

  • FESTIVAL OF LAUGHS

    published December 21, 2011

    Half of the comedians headlining Hanukkomedy aren’t even Jewish, but apparently the need to cut loose on Christmas Eve extends to goyim as... More >>

  • ROAST BEEF

    published December 21, 2011

    As the “Roastmaster General,” Jeffrey Ross has ripped into Charlie Sheen, Donald Trump, Pamela Anderson, and many more celebutrash in... More >>

  • DIRTY SANTA

    published December 14, 2011

    What kinds of presents do you think the provocative filmmaker John Waters gives for Christmas? Socks? No, that’s not it. In his one-man... More >>

  • MURRAY ME

    published December 7, 2011

    Murray Hill’s annual holiday show is so magical that at least one couple attending it on their first date got married a few years later.... More >>

  • WACKY CHANUKAH

    published December 7, 2011

    Big hair, fake blood, glitter, and shoulder pads are the main costume elements at CHERYL dance and video parties, but past events have diverged... More >>

  • A ROLE-PLAY PLAY

    published December 7, 2011

    Didn’t geek out enough at Comic Con? Qui Nguyen to the rescue. The playwright and co-artistic director of the Obie-winning company Vampire... More >>

  • SEASONAL BLUES

    published November 23, 2011

    When Mx. Justin Vivian Bond (who goes by the pronoun "V"sang the original tune "The New Economy"on WNYC's Soundcheck recently, it might as well... More >>

  • UNHOLY NIGHT

    published November 16, 2011

    If Baby Jesus had been born a turkey, and if cult drag star Dina Martina were that Baby Jesus’s mother, the world would be a different... More >>

  • BEING JACK UNTERWEGER

    published November 9, 2011

    They really do let anyone be a journalist. Case in point: Jack Unterweger, an Australian man who went to prison in 1976 for the murder of a... More >>

  • CHILLY? CHILI.

    published November 9, 2011

    The weather might have gone cold, but heartburn will keep you warm after a few samples at the Brooklyn Chili Takedown. Amateur chefs from across... More >>

  • STRINGS ATTACHED

    published November 2, 2011

    Kevin Clash can tell you how to get to Sesame Street. The Baltimore native who dreamed of becoming one of Jim Henson’s puppeteers got his... More >>

  • FREE TO BE 3D

    published November 2, 2011

    Earlier this year, China broke 3D ground when a three-dimensional porno rose to the top of the box office. Clearly, the country is ready for yet... More >>

  • OH BROTHER

    published November 2, 2011

    A Broadway bill shared by Woody Allen and Elaine May isn’t enough for Ethan Coen, one prolific half of the filmmaking duo the Coen Brothers.... More >>

  • REEL LIFE

    published October 26, 2011

    Now that Project Runway is finished, get your dose of reality at DOC NYC, the second-annual week-long festival of films, panels, and competitions... More >>

  • DECISIONS, DECISIONS

    published October 26, 2011

    There have been many times we wished we could be in two places at once, but it’s never felt as pressing as it will this weekend when the New... More >>

  • STREET SYMPHONY

    published October 26, 2011

    For some, the sounds of the New York City streets are a bother—the garbage trucks, the shouting, the construction disturbing slumber or... More >>

  • EYE OF THE TIGER LILLIES

    published October 19, 2011

    Martyn Jacques, the falsetto-voiced founder of the London-based alt-cabaret band Tiger Lillies, has admitted in the past that he liked to make the... More >>

  • RECORD HISTORY

    published October 19, 2011

    Remember the good old days, when buying music required getting off your ass and going someplace rather than pushing a button on a cell phone?... More >>

  • PICTURE THIS

    published October 19, 2011

    Scopophilia is a Greek word that translates to the “love of looking,” the arousal one can get from looking at a particularly... More >>

  • CO-ED NAKED DANCING

    published September 28, 2011

    After nine years, is burlesque still considered "neo"? At the ninth annual New York Burlesque Festival, many old, beloved names from the... More >>

  • AIDS AT 30

    published September 28, 2011

    The 2009 Village Voice review of Dan Fishback's last full-length play, You Will Experience Silence, gave the playwright the best compliment... More >>

  • BOWERY BABY

    published September 14, 2011

    Standing in a tattered dress, holding a rag doll, and staring off into a bleak future with Lillian Gish-like silence, Poor Baby Bree seems... More >>

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