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2006 Stories by Rachel Aviv

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  • A Girl's Life

    published September 12, 2006

    In The New York Times Book Review last year, Curtis Sittenfeld wrote that labeling a book chick lit is like calling a woman a slut. The... More >>

  • Double Jeopardy

    published August 22, 2006

    Ken Jennings, a software engineer who won 74 games in a row on Jeopardy!, is well aware of the limits of trivia. During his 2004... More >>

  • The Intelligencer

    published July 25, 2006

    Ronald Hoeflin talks about IQ tests the way some people talk about cars. With perfect recall, he reels off stats and special features, the... More >>

  • Food for Thought

    published June 27, 2006

    Rich LeFevre, a 62-year-old retired accountant, is a champion eater of watermelon, cake, doughnuts, corn dogs, and huevos rancheros. His wife,... More >>

  • A Celebration of Bighearted, Idiosyncratic Indie Journals

    published May 30, 2006

    "I'm starting a magazine for idiosyncratic writing, poetry and fiction that is not easily categorizable in terms of camps of schools of thought... More >>

  • A Gay Bar That's Far From Chelsea in More Ways Than One

    published May 23, 2006

    "We need a place where gay couples can come and chat about their graduate degrees," says a middle-aged man, drinking in the backyard of Dragon... More >>

  • A Gesture Life

    published May 16, 2006

    Hannah Gavener, the heroine of Curtis Sittenfeld's second novel, is sweet, neurotic, and forgettable. She has no interest in being herself, and... More >>

  • Music for Touching: Homes's Hopeful Landslide Victory

    published April 11, 2006

    At the beginning of A.M. Homes's fourth novel, Music for Torching, a bored married couple light their house on fire and all that burns down... More >>

  • On High

    published April 4, 2006

    Olga Lukomsky, a 22-year-old "post-modern Christian," lives on the 19th floor of a luxury apartment building near Herald Square. She and her three... More >>

  • Books

    published February 7, 2006

    Marc Shell, a Harvard comp lit professor with a stutter, made a high school foray into literary criticism by comparing the speech patterns of... More >>

  • 'La Petite Jérusalem'

    published January 17, 2006

    La Petite Jérusalem opens with a close-up on the inner thighs of its young heroine, Laura (Fanny Valette). Director Karin Albou... More >>

  • Mondo Wikipedia

    published January 3, 2006

    Last fall, students at the University of South Florida contributed to Wikipedia, a free online encyclopedia, by writing entries for numpty,... More >>

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