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2005 Stories by Alisa Solomon

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  • A Public Display of Direction

    published November 1, 2005

    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,... More >>

  • Terror Attack

    published October 18, 2005

    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... More >>

  • Our Hearts Were Young and Gay

    published October 18, 2005

    The Voice wasn't born gay. But its queerness was certainly overdetermined. The paper grew up with gay liberation. It not only covered... More >>

  • Another Country

    published September 20, 2005

    "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... More >>

  • Bringing a Miniature Jerusalem to Palestinians Longing to See It

    published May 31, 2005

    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... More >>

  • Secret Service

    published May 17, 2005

    The best idea director Anders Cato had for his production of Strindberg's Miss Julie was to commission Craig Lucas to adapt the... More >>

  • Bump and Grind

    published March 22, 2005

    Soon after Clyde burst through Charlene's locked front door in Paula Vogel's Hot 'n' Throbbing, the knee of the man sitting next to me... More >>

  • Knockout Nanny

    published March 8, 2005

    Rinne Groff is an embezzler of languages. She works her way inside arcane idioms and takes them for her own use. She redirected the lingo of air... More >>

  • Trial and Terror

    published February 22, 2005

    Pope John Paul II's Memory and Identity, released just last week, blames the Enlightenment for the moral collapse of the 20th century.... More >>

  • Grinding Axes

    published February 8, 2005

    "Should Black Actors Play Chekhov?" More than 30 years have passed since The New York Times posed this question as the headline to an Arts... More >>

  • D'Amour's Labor of New Orleans Love

    published January 11, 2005

    Playwright Lisa D'Amour remembers just when the obsession started. The designer Olivia Wildz handed her a photo of two women wearing wild... More >>

  • Subdued New York Outcry for a Censored British Artist

    published January 11, 2005

    When Salman Rushdie was forced into hiding in 1989, writers in the United States rushed to his defense, flooding him with letters of solidarity,... More >>

  • Researching the Bard: All the World's a Website

    published January 11, 2005

    "To be or not to be, I, there's the point." Yes, even Shakespeare had to write a few drafts to get things right. Thanks to the British Library,... More >>

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