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Ariel Levy

March 31, 2008 | Features
Still Waters

With a new Broadway adaptation of Cry-Baby, John Waters is a member in good standing of the American mainstream. But he’s still got the same warped obsessions he had as a teen.

March 24, 2008 | Features
Why Stand By?

Silda Spitzer and the risks of postfeminist domesticity.

February 25, 2008 | Feature
Return of the Ingénue

k.d. lang plays coy about her own iconography.

February 4, 2008 | Features
The Happy Hickster

Clay Aiken sounds like Tootsie, looks like Opie, and hates to go out after dark. How will he ever survive New York?

November 12, 2007 | Features
Don't Laugh

During the Bush years, satire was one of the Democrats’ most potent weapons. But Al Franken’s earnest—sometimes tearful—campaign for senator raises the question: Can politics and comedy co-exist?

October 8, 2007 |
Daughters of Hillary

For political wives, she changed the game forever.

April 30, 2007 |
The Lesbian Bride’s Handbook

Is white appropriate? What’s the right term for a groom who’s a woman? And what to say to her mother?

March 26, 2007 | Features
The Last Gentleman

George Trow’s Within the Context of No Context was a brilliant, scary vision of a cultural end-time. Then, having described it, he lived it, spiraling into madness.

January 15, 2007
Chasing Dash Snow

At 25, he is a growing downtown legend, a graffiti writer turned artist with a beautiful face and a De Menil pedigree, elusive even to the two friends who created his myth. What happens if he’s caught?

November 13, 2006
There's a Thin Line Between Love and Hate

Some people suffer for their art. Courtney Love suffers at the expense of it.