Ashley Friedman - Cornerstore Correspondent

25 Nov 2010

A Day at the Races: The Met Museum

Actually, no. Not unless ‘œthe races’ is a cheeky synonym for one of the  most crowded art museums in the universe. (It isn’t.) Nevertheless, I spent a few hours yesterday at The Met. I hadn’t really been to a proper cultural institution since I moved back to NYC and I

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18 Nov 2010

Stonybrook 2010: The Future of the Babysitter’s Club

As much as I loathe logging on to Facebook and immediately discovering what Edie Falco character, French pastry or WWII general each of my friends are, The Facebook Quiz “Which Babysitter’s Club Character Are You?” has spawned a sort of creative juggernaut in my brain. The discussion of the quiz

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10 Nov 2010


Sometimes you’ll look at a celebrity and know immediately what it’s like to hang out with them. Brad Pitt, for example, is clearly smug and pretentious, especially when he’s stoned. I imagine Al Pacino to be kind of jumpy and paranoid, Guy Fieri to be steeped in a rendered glaze

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27 Oct 2010

Annoying Fashion People

One of the most annoying things about the world is all of these Other People who are in it!  It was either Jean-Paul Sartre or Archie Bunker who said “L’enfer, c’est les autres.” Never is this statement more valid than when it’s being applied to the fashion world.  Name another

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20 Oct 2010

Fall Coats: A Guide

There’s a rotting cornucopia gourd’s worth of reasons why fall is the best season (except for spring, early summer,  Christmas and my birthday). But, if you’re like me, it means you have a vagina, and if you have a vagina it means you like clothes.  This means that your favorite kind of

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13 Oct 2010

Fall Fashion: Sally Draper Style

So it doesn’t take a cultural-critic genius, or  a Marc Zuckerberg coding type to tell you that Mad Men has been kicking serious ass this season.  Yes, part of it is because Don Draper has become more human, more layered and complex, part of it is because we’ve delved deeper

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06 Oct 2010

How to Feel Rich

David Sedaris once said “To be broke in New York was to feel a constant, needling sense of failure, as you were regularly confronted by people who had not only more but much, much more.”  This is very true.  Due to the nature of the city you can pass by

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