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2008 Stories by Alexis Soloski

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  • SEX, DRUGS & TANGO

    published March 4, 2008

    In the 2005 play Disposable Men, which ended with the audience shooting gun-shaped laser pointers at an innocent black man, James Scruggs... More >>

  • Three Small and Grim New French Novels

    published February 26, 2008

    In the 1956 essay "The Age of Suspicion," Nathalie Sarraute described what the traditional French novel could offer its readers: "Comfort in... More >>

  • NYC Takes Center Stage

    published February 26, 2008

    In 1918, soon after her arrival in New York, the 21-year-old Dawn Powell sent a letter to a friend. "Everything whirls around you all the time... More >>

  • STRANGE BEDFELLOWS

    published February 26, 2008

    Politically, Bush and Blair often hopped into bed together. But what if they actually got up to something sexy under the covers? What a uniquely... More >>

  • Societas Raffaello Sanzio's Hey Girl!

    published February 19, 2008

    "When men say I'm cute and funny/And my teeth aren't teeth, but pearl/When I'm beaten until bloody/I enjoy being a girl!" Isn't that how the... More >>

  • War and Sand

    published February 19, 2008

    An old recruitment poster shows a couple of tots gathered around their father's armchair, asking: "Daddy, what did you do in the Great... More >>

  • George Packer Stages His New Yorker Iraq Story

    published February 19, 2008

    In a recent interview with Gothamist, the reporter asked George Packer, a writer for The New Yorker, if he hoped his play Betrayed would... More >>

  • The Flea's Bats Take on an Antitheater Classic

    published February 19, 2008

    The theater critic isn’t always a popular person, and we have been called a few names in our day. But never—at least to our... More >>

  • London's Moon

    published February 5, 2008

    Recent reports suggest that prescription somatic aids may cause sleep eating, sleep sexing, even sleep driving. But sleep conjuring? A fistful of... More >>

  • Cherubina

    published February 5, 2008

    The memoirs of Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva recount the strange episode of Cherubina de Gabriak. In 1909, poems on scented paper arrived at the... More >>

  • CALL WAITING

    published February 5, 2008

    For the past several years, playwright Sarah Ruhl has sent audiences some exemplary text messages—dark and winsome dramas such as The Clean... More >>

  • Adrienne Kennedy Talks About Her Life

    published January 29, 2008

    On the occasion of playwright Adrienne Kennedy's 75th birthday, her son Adam Kennedy took her to lunch. After the meal, Adam switched on a tape... More >>

  • Russell Barr's Sisters, Such Devoted Sisters

    published January 29, 2008

    Few plays provide images quite as unsanitary as those Russell Barr conjures in the opening moments of his intense, uneven solo show Sisters,... More >>

  • Death Brings Out People's Worst in Mark Schultz's Latest

    published January 29, 2008

    "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" The Book of Corinthians may have meant the question rhetorically, but mortality... More >>

  • Trojan Harlem

    published January 22, 2008

    When Euripides debuted his Trojan Women at the Dionysian festival of 415 B.C., the play opened with an aloof conversation between Athena... More >>

  • ‘North’ Goes South

    published January 22, 2008

    "I'm an old girl, as far as girls go," sings Heather Christian in one of her self-penned songs. Indeed, the young Christian does sound like a very... More >>

  • A Trip Through the Under the Radar Festival

    published January 15, 2008

    "We must look so funny,” said a young man seated behind me. Yes, we must—a hundred or so of us, assembled on metal risers, clad in our... More >>

  • Get Some Class.

    published January 8, 2008

    Health /Body/Wellness Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki, described it as "The secret art of inviting happiness, the miraculous... More >>

  • Fiona Shaw and Deborah Warner's Beckett Production is a Little Too Funny, Eh, Joe?

    published January 8, 2008

    Erasmus University in Rotterdam hosts the World Database of Happiness, a collection of studies and statistics examining the relative contentment... More >>

  • The Modern Prometheus, If Mary Shelley Liked Puppets

    published January 8, 2008

    Janie Geiser and Susan Simpson have created a monster. A cute one. They've distilled Mary Shelley's novel, via Erik Ehn's economic adaptation,... More >>

  • Under the Radar Tries its Hand at Site-Specific Work

    published January 1, 2008

    Pity Emily Post. Inside Veselka, the East Village's venerable Ukrainian restaurant, several diners practiced appalling table manners. Melanie... More >>

  • The London Glitz

    published January 1, 2008

    Hot, wet, wild, and occasionally spattered with salsa—Olivier award–winning London performance artists Duckie have brought their... More >>

  • Mom's the Word

    published January 1, 2008

    A 2004 experiment by Italian researchers produced strong evidence that children resemble their mothers more than they do their fathers. But... More >>

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