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2006 Stories by Carla Blumenkranz

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  • The Aristocrat

    published July 25, 2006

    The trouble with the aristocracy these days is that they just don't sell as well as celebrities. With only middling beauty and brains, staggering... More >>

  • On Native Grounds

    published July 25, 2006

    "There are two kinds of visual memory," Nabokov's Humbert Humbert tells us. "One when you skillfully recreate an image in the laboratory of your... More >>

  • The War at Home

    published May 23, 2006

    The Break-Up was supposed to be the movie where Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston got together. Instead, in a bizarro version of... More >>

  • Fat Chance

    published May 9, 2006

    Misha Vainberg is a fantastically obese, grossly self-absorbed, and entirely moist-hearted specimen of Russian birth and American education. He... More >>

  • Minority Report

    published May 2, 2006

    "I'll be your Boswell, if you'll be my Johnson." So the conversation might have gone between Heti's Ticknor and Ticknor's Prescott—if... More >>

  • Book of Daniel

    published April 25, 2006

    Daniel Pinchbeck's new spirtualist manifesto 2012 is understandably hesitant to make itself plain. But if he's correct there's not much... More >>

  • Close-Up on Red Hook, Brooklyn

    published April 18, 2006

    Like a prehistoric, three-legged fish crawling out of some slurpy, subterranean swamp, here is Red Hook in its current state of evolution: two... More >>

  • Navel Academy

    published April 4, 2006

    There is a peculiar kind of writing produced, almost exclusively, by the females of the species. Its genus, as Philip Lopate describes it, is the... More >>

  • Disciples Gather to Worship Prophet of Poetry

    published March 28, 2006

    For the poet who's been a prophet for at least one generation of readers and writers, the New School assembles a meeting house full of disciples.... More >>

  • Close-Up on Brooklyn's Navy Yard

    published March 7, 2006

    Here's the difference between the Navy Yard and most other neighborhoods you'll meet: No one wants to have their picture taken. Not the men... More >>

  • A Mechanized Culture and its Equally Mechanical Population Meet

    published February 28, 2006

    When the clones come to harvest our organs, they will speak to us like George Saunders—swiftly, smoothly, proffering bits of Pop-Tarts. The... More >>

  • For David, with Love and Squalor

    published February 28, 2006

    There are thousands of stories now about men and women who fell out of the sky. The trouble has been the telling. Like the reverse slow-diver at... More >>

  • Close-Up on Livingston, Staten Island

    published February 7, 2006

    Ancient mariners, underground railroaders, legendary cricketers—what Livingston, Staten Island, lacks in residents, it more than makes up for... More >>

  • Small Change

    published January 17, 2006

    Seth, a 25-year-old freelance handyman and modern dancer, is waging a very small war on the consumer economy from his San Francisco apartment. He... More >>

  • 'Perception'

    published January 17, 2006

    Forget what you've heard about being your own worst enemy. In Perception, it's friends and family who really screw a girl over. That girl,... More >>

  • Books

    published January 10, 2006

    Imagine I.B. Singer's Elders of Chelm reassembled to issue yet another of their improbable edicts: No story about the Holocaust shall or... More >>

  • Code Warriors

    published January 3, 2006

    Over a cup of tea on Carmine Street, NYU junior Inga Chernyak explains how to break current copyright law. All it takes, Chernyak explains, is... More >>

  • 'BloodRayne'

    published January 3, 2006

    Riddle me this, Anne Rice: When has a vampire ever been held in captivity, let alone by a circus troupe? It's actually a trick question. Our... More >>

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