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2007 Stories by Alexis Soloski

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  • Tug of War

    published March 6, 2007

    In a recent interview on NPR's Morning Edition, Lee Woodruff, wife of Bob Woodruff, described "traumatic brain injury" as "the signature... More >>

  • Addicted to L.A.

    published February 27, 2007

    In the Decemberists's melancholy ode "Los Angeles", the band croons, "How I abhor this place/Its sweet and bitter taste/Has left me wretched,... More >>

  • Tween Work

    published February 27, 2007

    If the past is a foreign country, then Lauren (Sasha Eden) is having serious trouble with her exit visa. Ostensibly a high-functioning New York... More >>

  • Double Trouble

    published February 20, 2007

    According to new plays by Sam Marks and Marc Spitz, dissolute young men shouldn't involve themselves with C-list actresses. Or perhaps they... More >>

  • Kid's Play

    published February 13, 2007

    Billy the Kid's last words were, coincidentally, the first words of Shakespeare's Hamlet, albeit in a different language. On July 14, 1881,... More >>

  • Romancing the Francophone

    published February 6, 2007

    In the midst of Yasmina Reza's leaden confection A Spanish Play, the character Nuria moans, "We can't even keep up appearances."... More >>

  • Buxom Buddy

    published February 6, 2007

    Not many songstresses compare themselves to a piece of overdone steak. But Bridget Everett cheerily metes out her meat resemblance in the title... More >>

  • Architects of Self-Delusion

    published January 30, 2007

    At Frank Lloyd Wright's funeral in 1959, the presiding reverend delivered a eulogy employing the Psalms, the Book of Job, and Ralph Waldo... More >>

  • Go With the Overflow

    published January 23, 2007

    In his essay "Foundations for a Theater," Richard Foreman writes, "To make theater all you need is a defined space and things that enter and leave... More >>

  • Divide and Conquer

    published January 23, 2007

    Sweet and vibrant, if not particularly substantive, Kathryn Walat's Victoria Martin: Math Team Queen positions itself as the Laffy Taffy... More >>

  • Adventures of a Barrio Girl

    published January 23, 2007

    Playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes has a lot on her plate. "Oh, my God," she moans, "I'm never going to be able to eat all this. This is like the... More >>

  • Blood Lines

    published January 16, 2007

    John Marks, a former 60 Minutes producer, apparently finds the broadcast industry less than toothsome. His new novel—a Dracula... More >>

  • Battle Cries

    published January 16, 2007

    In the fine tradition of Annie, Peanuts, and even Doonesbury, Austin-based theater collective the Rude Mechs debuts a... More >>

  • The Racist Inside

    published January 9, 2007

    Thomas Bradshaw's Purity follows two Columbia University professors as they debate Wuthering Heights v. Jane Eyre, snort... More >>

  • Here and Now

    published January 2, 2007

    Anyone who has purchased a home knows the transaction comes with numberless hidden costs—financial, emotional, social. And then, once the... More >>

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