Alisa Solomon

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  • 9 years ago

    Editor's note: The following article, an eyewitness report by Alisa Solomon of the attack on the World Trade Center, was posted online originally on September 11, 2001. It also ran as the cover story that week, under the headline "The Bastards!" W...

  • 10 years ago

    It' s a week before Oskar Eustis's first project as the artistic director of the Public Theater will be seen by an audience, and if he's nervous, he's not showing it. Tired, of course. A bit disheveled, sure. But leaning forward in his faded jean ...

  • 10 years ago

    The Voice wasn't born gay. But its queerness was certainly overdetermined. The paper grew up with gay liberation. It not only covered the movement from its inception, but helped shape—and was shaped by—it. That only stands to reason: As ...

  • 10 years ago

    September 11, 2001 I emerged from the Chambers Street subway stop at 9 this morning into a crowd gaping up at the World Trade Center moments after its top floors had burst into flames. Some people were crying, a few women crossed themselves, but m...

  • 10 years ago

    "The people and the people alone," said Mao Tse-tung, "are the motive force in the making of world history." The leader of the Chinese revolution wasn't talking about dramaturgy, but the slogan could be Lesson One in a playwriting manual for those...

  • 11 years ago

    After a show one day in the West Bank city of Jericho, Abd El Salam Abdo caught a five-year-old running her fingers over the fragile scenery of his toy theater piece. "I love it," she said, explaining why she couldn't keep her hands off the colorf...


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