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2004 Stories by Alisa Solomon

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  • 'You Can Never Not Fight Back!'

    published December 7, 2004

    In a blistering speech at Cooper Union on November 7, his first in over a decade, author and activist Larry Kramer told a packed crowd that "as of... More >>

  • Chuppah Blues

    published December 7, 2004

    My brief walk from the subway to the Dodger Stages, where Daniel Goldfarb's crowd-pleasing new comedy, Modern Orthodox, is playing, was... More >>

  • The Art of Dying

    published October 26, 2004

    They drift in space, untethered to the world, free-floating bodies that can find no footing. At the same time, they cling to the floor like slugs,... More >>

  • Trading Places

    published October 12, 2004

    In every culture, the return of the racial repressed takes a distinct theatrical form. Onstage, the ghosts of unburied bigotries that haunt the... More >>

  • Their Majesties' Butchers

    published September 14, 2004

    Forget the hunks of hacked meat for a moment. It's sound that sets the ominous tone of Rose Rage, the galloping version of Shakespeare's... More >>

  • A Radical Queer With an Eleven O'Clock Number in His Heart

    published August 31, 2004

    Writing about Broadway 35 years ago, William Goldman derisively declared that "homosexuals" were largely responsible for creating American... More >>

  • We Are All New Yorkers

    published August 17, 2004

    Pick a street, any street, in any immigrant neighborhood in New York, and ask residents how they've been faring over the last couple of years... More >>

  • Theater

    published August 3, 2004

    Congress shall make no law . . . It's just one sentence, but... More >>

  • Jungle Fevers

    published June 15, 2004

    "The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than... More >>

  • American Devolution

    published June 8, 2004

    A century of hindsight makes it easy to see how Maxim Gorky's The Lower Depths, which opened at the Moscow Art Theater in 1902, presaged... More >>

  • Dearly Deported

    published May 18, 2004

    Malik Muhammad Akbar's doctor has warned him not to travel. The 66-year-old retired poultry farmer had heart surgery at Jacobi Medical Center in... More >>

  • Soldiers Choose Canada

    published March 30, 2004

    TORONTO—Army private Brandon Hughey got in his silver Mustang around midnight on March 2, rolled past the gates at Fort Hood in Texas,... More >>

  • State to Church: I Want a Divorce

    published February 24, 2004

    In ruling that states can't be forced to use taxpayer dollars to train students for the clergy, the Supreme Court last Wednesday upheld the... More >>

  • The Ideology Police

    published February 17, 2004

    In a gesture that consolidates the 1990s culture wars, the post-9-11 chill on dissent, and the relentlessness of hawkishly pro-Israel lobbying,... More >>

  • A Public Farewell

    published February 10, 2004

    The day after announcing that he will step down next season as producer of the Public Theater to focus on his writing, George C. Wolfe is not in... More >>

  • Kiddie Corner

    published January 27, 2004

    Why should children go to the theater? Judging by the work typically presented in the United States, one can draw this primary answer: to allay... More >>

  • Fiddling With Fiddler

    published January 13, 2004

    For thousands of years, Judaism has remained constant in its adaptability, as Talmudic disputatiousness and contemporary needs have urged multiple... More >>

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