Ashley Friedman - Cornerstore Correspondent

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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29 Sep 2010

5 Pop Cultural Trends I Just Said “No!” To

The other day Anna G. and I were talking ’bout thangs, like we do, over the computer-box and she said to me “Hey Ashley, remember this? Well of course I did. I hadn’t thought of it in forever. It reminded me immediately of it’s presence in that episode of My

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22 Sep 2010

Keep It Tight on the Cheap

As we’ve said before, gym memberships can get ca-razy expensive. First you join and you realize that all you do is 30 half assed minutes on the elliptica machine, 5 crunches, 10 reps of lat pull downs in between  laying on the mat in the crunch position watching Hoarders in closed

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