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2003 Stories by Alisa Solomon

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  • Changing Stages

    published December 30, 2003

    The downtown arts community experienced its own code-orange alert the week before Christmas with the announcement that Mark Russell was resigning... More >>

  • Growing Pains

    published November 25, 2003

    She leaps onto a table, arms flailing, skirt flapping against her kicking legs. Jiggling a tambourine in her right hand, she bangs it rhythmically... More >>

  • Peace . . . and Quietly

    published November 11, 2003

    Four Palestinians, among them a 10-year-old boy, were killed by Israeli troops in Gaza on November 7. A few days earlier, a teenage Palestinian... More >>

  • Going to Held

    published November 4, 2003

    In its stepped-up efforts to kick anyone who has violated an immigration law out of the country as hastily as possible, the Department of Homeland... More >>

  • Tough as Nails

    published October 28, 2003

    Eliciting empathy is "a trick," says a prison guard in Rona Munro's taut character study. The guard is talking about Fay, who is serving a life... More >>

  • Heartbreak Houses

    published October 14, 2003

    First love, that perennial subject for emerging writers, is only interesting when something goes awry. Typically, the sad tale is told from the... More >>

  • Candid Nanny Camera

    published October 7, 2003

    The sound cue tells all: Nancy and Richard go through their pre-work routines as those irritatingly cheery major fourths of the Morning Edition... More >>

  • Take a Shrill Ride

    published September 16, 2003

    "Oh Goddddddddesssssssss, what am I doing here all hectic athwart a space needle?" asks the rave girl Clove, as the denouement unwinds in What... More >>

  • Fleeing America

    published September 9, 2003

    Donald Rumsfeld will lay a wreath at Arlington Cemetery. Michael Bloomberg and George Pataki will join a ceremony at ground zero. Families for... More >>

  • The Death of Basil Cuffy

    published August 26, 2003

    "I'm calling regarding Basil Cuffy," a voice at the other end of the phone told Jacqueline Hoyte of Queens last Wednesday. She remembers being... More >>

  • A Passage on India

    published August 26, 2003

    On a sultry afternoon in 1930 in the Indian city of Jummapur, the portrait painter Nirad Das explains the essence of art to his subject, the... More >>

  • It's VJ Day for Liberty

    published July 15, 2003

    One spring day on her driveway in Dallas, Vickie Johnson was idly shooting some baskets. A kid from the neighborhood watched for a while, and she... More >>

  • Don't Ask, Do Tell

    published July 8, 2003

    After a month of wrangling over a new executive order issued at the end of May by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, community activists and City Council... More >>

  • From Queer to Eternity

    published July 1, 2003

    Quick, somebody buy Antonin Scalia a multi-show pass to "Fuse: The NYC Celebration of Queer Culture"—a three-week theater, dance, puppetry,... More >>

  • Long Night's Journey Into Daze

    published June 3, 2003

    "I can think straight," says the hero of Maria Irene Fornes's enchanting 1968 play Molly's Dream. "I just don't want to." It's unlikely... More >>

  • Notes From Underwhelmed

    published April 22, 2003

    "What would someone say to me if they looked at my life from the outside?" Ronny asks her sister Jeannine early in Somewhere Someplace... More >>

  • Playing Games

    published April 8, 2003

    Forget about sports for a moment. After all, Title IX—the 1972 law barring sex discrimination in federally funded educational... More >>

  • From Baghdad to Brooklyn

    published April 1, 2003

    "Why did you place the bomb?" "What will cause it to explode?" "Where is the bomb?" These are some of the questions on a "bomb threat checklist"... More >>

  • Observance of Things Current

    published March 18, 2003

    When A.R. Gurney busted out of the witty, WASPy family play last year in The Fourth Wall to rail against the rightward drift of America,... More >>

  • Busted for Peace

    published February 25, 2003

    After a couple of hours in the cold at the recent anti-war rally, Annie Stauber, 59, felt she'd had enough. Confined to one of the crowd-control... More >>

  • New York Rally Shows Mainstream Opposition to War

    published February 18, 2003

    NEW YORK—A wave of opposition to America's rush to attack Iraq washed over the globe with the sun on Saturday as millions of... More >>

  • Dying for War

    published February 4, 2003

    God forbid anybody should think about what war really means as Bush and his fleet of hawks rush into battle. Last week, at the United Nations, a... More >>

  • Key Interceptions

    published January 28, 2003

    The Raiders might have gotten their butts kicked Sunday, but the biggest losers of the Super Bowl were nowhere near Qualcomm Stadium over the... More >>

  • Out in the Cold

    published January 7, 2003

    Marisa pulled the collar of her leather jacket tight against her neck as the wind gusted over Federal Plaza at Broadway and Duane Street last... More >>

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