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2011 Stories by Sharyn Jackson

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  • JERSEY GIRL

    published September 14, 2011

    How does a Jersey boy get to be a New York City stage star? Not by impersonating Frankie Valli. For Bianca Leigh, the journey from skinny kid from... More >>

  • SHAKE YOUR BOOTY

    published September 7, 2011

    There's SantaCon, the NYC Zombie Crawl, and now PirateCon—get on the subway on the wrong day, and you might think you're in a... More >>

  • D-I-WHY NOT?

    published September 7, 2011

    Because it's pretty well-established that robots are going to take over the world soon, better get a head start on kissing the future... More >>

  • IL LIBRO MUSTO

    published September 7, 2011

    Our very own beloved gossip queen Michael Musto has a new book out, and it's time to celebrate. Fork on the Left, Knife in the Back... More >>

  • TANGO IN NY

    published August 31, 2011

    There has been no shortage of opportunities to highlight a show by the great cabaret star Mx. Justin Vivian Bond, but this is the first time, to... More >>

  • I SPY LESBIANS

    published August 31, 2011

    For all you LGBT anthropologists out there, what's the best way to see some lesbians in New York? If your guess was a visit to Henrietta Hudson,... More >>

  • FINLEY WITH A Z

    published August 24, 2011

    On September 11, 2001, all New Yorkers had to grapple with the new city we found ourselves living in. But how did one quintessential New Yorker... More >>

  • BOWERY BABY

    published August 17, 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... More >>

  • MID-DAY MAYHEM

    published August 17, 2011

    In 1980, makeup artists performed a cinematic feat by making Angela Lansbury, then 55, look older than she does now, at 85. The British... More >>

  • MR. TRANSMAN, BRING US A DREAM

    published August 17, 2011

    RuPaul’s Drag Race is all well and good, and we’re happy for gender nonconformists getting all the exposure they can. But even with the... More >>

  • LONG SHOW, SHORT SKIRT

    published August 10, 2011

    Nath Ann Carrera, the beautiful, often loincloth-clad singer, isn't known for wearing full-length anything, but tonight he's experimenting... More >>

  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS

    published August 3, 2011

    The middle stretches of the summer are typically a theatrical dead zone, but the New York International Fringe Festival sees to it that we... More >>

  • DISCOMFORT INN

    published July 27, 2011

    Many of us who live in New York City rarely see the inside of a hotel here, but increasingly, theater is giving us the opportunity to experience... More >>

  • DIGITAL GET DOWN

    published June 29, 2011

    Forever solidifying the Brick as the theatrical destination for nerds, the Williamsburg theater follows up its inaugural Comic Book Theater... More >>

  • Power Lesbians Raise the Stakes

    published June 22, 2011

    Three years into producing POWER UP’s annual awards recognizing the “10 Most Powerful Gay Women in Hollywood,” Stacy Codikow... More >>

  • THE GAY '50s

    published June 22, 2011

    With all the '80s parties running rampant through town, it's easy to forget there were other decades that provided fun dress-up opportunities.... More >>

  • HARD CANDY

    published June 15, 2011

    Amanda Lepore, the striking transsexual nightlife doyenne, is usually spotted in the city long after the witching hour. Tonight, she gets an early... More >>

  • YANKEE DOODLE DANDIES

    published June 15, 2011

    Were there any gay sailors on Columbus's expedition to the New World? Ask Michael Bronski, the author of A Queer History of the United... More >>

  • MAN ON STAGE

    published June 8, 2011

    It takes balls to walk across a high wire strung together by the city's two largest buildings. And Philippe Petit, the man who accomplished... More >>

  • JUDY, JUDY, JUDY . . .

    published June 1, 2011

    In 2009, Bea Arthur made postmortem waves when her estate announced a large donation to the Ali Forney Center, the organization providing help and... More >>

  • DUCK À LA THEATRE

    published June 1, 2011

    Theatrical documentarians the Civilians have been chronicling the country's idiosyncrasies, flaws, and public/political sagas for 10 years now. To... More >>

  • LEATHERWOMEN

    published June 1, 2011

    Michelle Handelman's most recent project, Dorian, A Cinematic Perfume, a queer retelling of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian... More >>

  • NEW MOON

    published May 25, 2011

    Groups of art-loving misfits have gathered in Tompkins Square Park to celebrate music, poetry, and performance for decades now. But they've only... More >>

  • NURSE COFFY

    published May 25, 2011

    There is an entire generation of lesbians who know Pam Grier from her role as the zaftig, sexually experimenting jazz singer and sister of... More >>

  • SCREAM 2

    published May 25, 2011

    Theater so rarely provides the sequel-satisfaction that the movies do. In 2008, Michael Weller's explosive domestic quarrel of a play, Fifty... More >>

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