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2005 Stories by Geeta Dayal

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  • Books

    published December 13, 2005

    What is it about Morrissey that inspires such cultish devotion? As the title implies, Saint Morrissey is more hagiography than biography,... More >>

  • Dear Abbie's Esquire

    published October 18, 2005

    Gerald Lefcourt made his name as a lawyer for the 1960s counterculture; Abbie Hoffman dedicated his classic Steal This Book to Jerry... More >>

  • Brave New Hamburger

    published July 26, 2005

    Fifty years hence we will escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing by growing these parts separately... More >>

  • Unprolific Techno Producer Overwhelms You to Life

    published July 19, 2005

    There's nothing to "get" about Vitalic. The shadowy European producer specializes in brutalizing electro-techno anthems that are about as subtle... More >>

  • Disco inferno: From unifying safe haven to creepy dystopia

    published June 28, 2005

    Music critic Peter Shapiro's Turn the Beat Around opens with a graphic depiction of New York in the '70s that could make even the most... More >>

  • Left-Handed

    published June 21, 2005

    It's difficult to visit "The Design of Dissent" and not feel fired up to protest, provoke, and inflame. The exhibit, showcasing political posters... More >>

  • Be Stiff

    published May 31, 2005

    At exactly 8 p.m. last Wednesday, Kraftwerk—sporting identical black single-breasted suits, gray shirts, black ties, and spit-shined... More >>

  • Art

    published May 31, 2005

    Anyone who's been to a rave—remember those?—can testify to the overpowering sensation of being able to hear colors and touch sounds. The... More >>

  • Why Worry?

    published May 17, 2005

    America is, to paraphrase LCD Soundsystem, losing its edge—and not just "to better-looking people, with better ideas, and more talent." It... More >>

  • Female Trouble

    published May 3, 2005

    How can one gaze at Harriet Shelley's suicide note, smudged with 200-year-old tears, and not feel a chill? (She drowned herself while pregnant,... More >>

  • PH.Dotcom

    published April 5, 2005

    Imagine if the great thinkers of the past could have blogged, bouncing ideas off each other in real time, engaging in rapid-fire debates across... More >>

  • The Gong Show: Where Free Shots Are Served With Each Bang

    published April 5, 2005

    The focal point of Orchid Lounge isn't the decor—though the profusion of silky red pillows, cherry blossoms, and Japanese paper lanterns... More >>

  • A Brief Guide to Blogodemia

    published April 5, 2005

    Rushkoff Blog Douglas Rushkoff, NYU Impossibly hip NYU prof (he doubles as the... More >>

  • Fever Pitch

    published March 15, 2005

    The British music paper NME wasn't always the limp joke ("Rock Is Back!") it is now; back in the late '70s and early '80s, it owned. Chalk... More >>

  • I, Robot

    published February 1, 2005

    Harvard president Lawrence Summers is facing his latest—and biggest—public relations disaster. Ever since he suggested in a speech last... More >>

  • The Acid Test

    published January 4, 2005

    Objects appeared to gain in relief; they assumed unusual dimensions; and colors became more glowing. Even self-perception and the sense of time... More >>

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