Angelica Frey

Freelance writer and reporter

NYU Journalism School alumna, former scholar in Classics.

U.S., Italy

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The Bridge

How Brooklyn's Middle East Survives Against the Odds

Ghassan Matli, owner of Atlantic Avenue's Damascus Bread & Pastry, offers his recommendation for the best way to savor the signature pastry of his 86-year-old store: "At 8...

The Bridge

If You Haven't Tried Mead, You're Missing Out

How the ancient beverage, now brewed in Brooklyn, is making a richly flavored comeback By Angelica Frey - April 21, 2017 It seems fitting that a beverage right out of Game of...

Hyperallergic

Hyperallergic

A New Account of Robert Lowell’s Mania Risks Glorifying It

Clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison’s Robert Lowell: Setting the River on Fire intimately details the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet’s mental illness and how it shaped his...

Hyperallergic

A Revived 1920s Ballet Will Be a Surreal Confection of Candy and Kitsch

When American Ballet Theatre decided to revive Richard Strauss's surrealist, saccharine 'Whipped Cream,' Mark Ryden was the ideal candidate to create the set and costumes.

Hyperallergic

Barron Trump Turned into a Beautiful Manga Boy

In the first episode, Barron team up with Sasha and Malia Obama to investigate a "mysterious anomaly" brought about by the rise of the 45th president. Voluminous side-swept...

New York Magazine

Bedford + Bowery

A Studio Visit With Tara McPherson, 'Queen of Cotton Candy Wet Dreams'

One recent morning in Tara McPherson's Bed-Stuy studio, the artist's easel was loaded with sketches of two nearly identical girls connected by a sparkling rainbow springing from...

Bedford + Bowery

'This Is About the Shadow': My Emotional Healing Session With a Hoodoo Shaman

The room, a sunlit study in Sunset Park, was filled to capacity with bottles of oil and herbs. Altars of La Virgen de Guadalupe, Santa Muerte, and St. Cyprian each had a glass...

Bedfordandbowery

'The Decadence and the Drama' of Nutcracker Rouge's Wild Costumes

At the beginning of Nutcracker Rouge, amid wafts of frankincense, the virginal Marie Claire (Laura Careless) finds herself in a haunted forest where she's surrounded by a storm...

Bedfordandbowery

SantaCon Plays Nice While Beasticon Rears Its Head

With a "day of anger" expected to keep police busy and SantaCon's organizers asking its drunken devotees to stick to a list of participating bars in Murray Hill and Hell's...

Bedfordandbowery

Canines of New York: Tagging Along With The Dogist, a Pup-arazzo Who Hounds Dogs

On a Greenwich Village street corner, photographer Elias Weiss Friedman was having trouble getting J Lo's attention. Her eyes darted restlessly and she wouldn't stand still....

CMuse.org

CMUSE

An Interview With Taylor Davis, a Violinist and Composer With a Love of Video Game, Anime and...

When Taylor Davis was eight years old, she was sitting in an all-school Christmas assembly and saw a young girl take the stage with her violin. "I was never really interested in...

CMUSE

Q&A with Valentino Zucchiatti, Solo Bassoonist at Teatro alla Scala

Valentino Zucchiatti (born 1961) was only 23 years old when he was chosen by Riccardo Muti as a Solo Bassoonist of the Scala Orchestra in Milano. His maestros include Vojko...

CMUSE

Six Curious Facts about Perfect Pitch

The term "perfect pitch" indicates the ability to identify the pitch of a musical tone without an external reference pitch. The first studies about perfect pitch - or absolute...

CMUSE

The Most Tragic Love Stories in the Opera: an anti-Valentine's day listicle

Valentine's day is approaching and, for our lovelorn and cynical readers, we prepared a list of the most ill-fated and unfortunate couples in opera, which include triangles,...

Saveur

Saveur

Friday Cocktails: Mangapeño | SAVEUR

For me, as a native of Milan, there is no better way to salute a late-blooming spring and the promise of summer than to savor an Italian-style aperitivo. So, I headed over to...