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In Store: enormous shop of horrors

Fantasy Costumes Headquarters may never compete with Disney World, but it’s a block-long wonderland packed with everything from the sublime to the ridiculous. The sublime includes Mardi Gras ensembles with brilliantly hued sequined and feathered masks; faux-jewel-encrusted velvet Renaissance costumes for bride, groom, and attendants; and a black-and-white Ascot outfit like the one worn by […]

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Kendra Shank

KENDRA SHANK New York-based singer Kendra Shank has built a career in jazz the old-fashioned way. Like musicians from Coleman Hawkins to the Art Ensemble of Chicago, she established herself in Europe–she lived and worked in Paris for most of the 90s, then headed back to the States in 1997 to enjoy her reputation. She […]

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Police Scanner

Wednesday, June 23, 11:15 AM Dispatcher: 252, the wagon’s down, we have a disturbance with a mental talking to herself, 44– State. I’ll get ya an assist. 252: What wrong with talkin’ to yourself? Unidentified Caller: As long as you don’t get any answers. Thursday, June 24, 11:50 AM 1554: Hold me down with 56 […]

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Simple Jim and His 4 Fabulous Friends

Simple Jim and His 4 Fabulous Friends, Lifeline Theatre. Eric Lane Barnes’s play details the adventures of a slow-witted stonecutter’s son, Simple Jim, and his four companions: a libidinous frog, a motormouth cowgirl, a cocksure archer, and a robot who can count everything. Barnes–who wrote the full-length musical Fairy Tales–is clearly no stranger to folk […]

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Savage Love

I’m in dire need of help. Me and my friend are both 15, girls, and bi. We’re bored with “traditional” masturbating. We’ve tried porno (which is great, but it only took me so far), random objects, even each other! Then we stumbled on her mom’s vibrator. It was a big blue jelly dildo that vibrated. […]