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2002 Stories by Alexis Soloski

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  • Radiohole Pillages Mutes, Canada

    published November 26, 2002

    One Sunday morning in 1998, walking out of the sweltering August into the sweltering tenement, up two vertiginous flights of stairs, past the... More >>

  • Seasons on the Brink

    published November 19, 2002

    If the police blotter reports a string of Hallmark store knock-overs, the cops need look no further than P.S.122 for the culprit. Unless he has a... More >>

  • War, Women, and Booze

    published October 22, 2002

    Feminism lends itself to uncovering and defusing gender double standards, but it also encourages the formation of some new ones. For instance, if... More >>

  • Brutus and the LSD

    published September 24, 2002

    St. Vincent's Hospital boasts an excellent triage unit and sizable staff, but likely can't manage a patient as large as the Roman Republic. The... More >>

  • Deviants and Damons

    published August 20, 2002

    Squirming in the heat of a sweltering theater, awaiting another lukewarm show, a colleague asks, "Have you seen the box office totals for the... More >>

  • The Literal Life

    published July 9, 2002

    King Solomon, when not threatening to bisect babies, could turn quite a phrase. In Ecclesiastes he notes, "Of making books there is no end," a... More >>

  • Ma-Yi's Asian Fluency

    published June 11, 2002

    If writer-director Ralph B. Peña could re-imagine This End Up (A User's Manual for Lovers of Asians) as a soup, it would doubtless... More >>

  • Reeling in the Ears

    published June 4, 2002

    From cramped subway cars to open office layouts, from sidewalk cellphones to communal restaurant tables, propinquity—not to mention... More >>

  • Season's Treatings

    published May 21, 2002

    Carl Hancock Rux, playwright-performer "Topdog/Underdog was an incredibly personal and profound experience for me. I'm obsessed... More >>

  • Bohemia on Toast

    published May 7, 2002

    A possibly spurious anecdote the author Dawn Powell liked to relate finds a niece from Ohio declining an invitation to lunch. "I'd just love to,... More >>

  • Annie's Hard-Knock Lives

    published April 30, 2002

    In Dealing With Clair—Martin Crimp's nasty 1988 play of devious real estate agents and louche Italian nannies—a suburban mother... More >>

  • Manhattan Roles

    published February 19, 2002

    In one way, at least, comedian Masayasu Nakanishi puts on a slick show. After only a few minutes beneath the stage lights, sweat streams down his... More >>

  • Max the Knife

    published January 8, 2002

    In 1918, the Russian filmmaker Lev Kuleshov conducted a famous experiment. He chose a close-up of the actor Mojukhin and intercut it with three... More >>

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