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2005 Stories by Phyllis Fong

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  • 'Ballets Russes'

    published October 18, 2005

    The documentary Ballets Russes enacts its drama with a light editorial hand and unavoidable sentimentality, rather like a roll call of the... More >>

  • 'Never Been Thawed'

    published September 27, 2005

    A straightforwardly bad-mannered indie comedy, Never Been Thawed assumes its biggest risk by targeting a subculture that doesn't exist:... More >>

  • Screenplays and Seductions

    published September 6, 2005

    "Thing is, while I was reading the script, I did have that sensation that I could start eating steak tartar out of a dog bowl and it would be... More >>

  • 'Imagination, Life is Your Creation': Toying with the American Dream

    published July 12, 2005

    My sister and I had three Barbies between us, or two Barbies (Astronaut Barbie '86, Fun Time Barbie '86) and a Skipper of unknown provenance.... More >>

  • Zombies, Cheerleaders, and Ghost-Dogs in Link's New Spellbook

    published July 12, 2005

    Kelly Link's Stranger Things Happen was a cult (and Voice) favorite in 2001, and her new collection, Magic for Beginners,... More >>

  • Fable Talk

    published May 10, 2005

    A wish-granting fairy visits, for fair or foul, small-time citizens in Idiots: Five Fairy Tales and Other Stories, German crime novelist... More >>

  • Books

    published March 8, 2005

    The song turns 40, occasioning a Greil Marcus "biography." Marcus can't match Dylan either in nearness or displacement. Or can he? (In ... More >>

  • Life After Wartime: Hallucinogens, Eating, Paid-For Sex

    published February 8, 2005

    A comical number of sentences in Dave King's The Ha-Ha begin with head-thought: "I think of," or variants "I wonder," "I worry." This is... More >>

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