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2006 Stories by Alexis Soloski

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  • Security Lapse

    published February 7, 2006

    Apparently, the Department of Homeland Security now makes friendly house calls. At least that's what writer Khaled presumes when two agents,... More >>

  • Just Jack

    published January 31, 2006

    In Mexico City Blues, "Chorus 113," Jack Kerouac wrote, "Got up and dressed up and went out & got laid. Then died and got buried in a... More >>

  • Matzoh-Ballsy

    published January 31, 2006

    Though it fails to answer the tormenting and very necessary query "Why brisket?" 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, by comedian Judy Gold... More >>

  • The Last Crusader

    published January 24, 2006

    In "A History of Deeds Done Beyond the Sea," the medieval archbishop William of Tyre recounts some grislier moments of the First Crusade. "I may... More >>

  • Snappy Meal

    published January 24, 2006

    According to countless posters on subways and buses, if we see a suspicious package, we should inform the proper authorities. But what if that... More >>

  • Words Fail Them

    published January 17, 2006

    Warning: Copy editors, schoolmarms, and anyone particularly punctilious about subject-verb agreement should not attend Madelyn Kent's ... More >>

  • Wintry Mix

    published January 10, 2006

    During Almost, Maine's intermission, a song by the play's composer, Julian Fleisher, plays several times. Fleisher grazes an acoustic... More >>

  • Forecast: Unseasonably Warm Days, Incredibly Productive Nights

    published January 10, 2006

    Though global warming may result in unhappy events such as increased wildfires, more aggressive rainstorms, a rise in mosquito-borne diseases, and... More >>

  • Edalji's Cow

    published January 3, 2006

    In a 1907 Telegraph article, designed to kindle public sympathy and indignation, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote, "The first sight which I... More >>

  • Missionary Style

    published January 3, 2006

    "The miracle," Mother Teresa once remarked of her labor amid the poor of Calcutta, "is not that we do this work but that we are happy to do it."... More >>

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