Angelica Frey

Freelance writer and reporter

NYU Journalism School alumna, former scholar in Classics.

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The Bridge BK

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...
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

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...
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.
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

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...
'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...
'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...
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...
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

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...
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...
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...
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

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...
Shore to Door: Mail-Order Maine Lobster | SAVEUR
Maine's rocky shoreline and frigid coastal waters provide the ideal habitat for Homarus americanus, the American lobster, a cold-loving crustacean that hides in crevices and...

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