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2005 Stories by Rachel Aviv

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  • Tabbouleh and Melancholy

    published May 10, 2005

    In Stephen Marche's debut novel, Raymond and Hannah, falling in love is a polished routine, comprised of a series of requisite moments. The... More >>

  • Hide and Seek: A Camouflaged Bar Amid Yarmulke Shops

    published May 10, 2005

    King Size came out cooler and nicer than its two owners intended, and they'd prefer, but don't insist, that they stop getting any more press... More >>

  • No-Pain Gain

    published April 26, 2005

    The 2012 Olympics in New York? What a fuss. This summer, let's stick to minor, low-energy athletics, please—the kind we can perform while... More >>

  • Open City

    published April 26, 2005

    AMERICAN CRAFTS FESTIVAL Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, 64th Street and Columbus Avenue, 973-746-0091, More >>

  • Written With Invisible Ink

    published April 19, 2005

    Last year in Granta, novelist Kathryn Chetkovich wrote about what it's like to be in a relationship with Jonathan Franzen when his work is... More >>

  • Privacy Please: Curtained Booths Provide Anonymous Fun

    published April 12, 2005

    Mouton is shrouded in the kind of dim, embarrassingly sexy lighting (don't bother straining over the menu) that turns making-out into some sort of... More >>

  • When Chloe Met Charlotte

    published April 5, 2005

    Every winter at Yale, the Rumpus, a student monthly, publishes a list of the hottest undergrads at the school, which takes up an entire... More >>

  • Paper Clips

    published April 5, 2005

    The author of six books about caring for the elderly, Marina Lewycka brings a rare elegance to her description of 80-year-olds. The geriatric hero... More >>

  • Girl Gone Wild: The Unique Life and Lineage of Anaïs Nin

    published March 8, 2005

    "To be lost in a woman's sexuality is to be truly lost," wrote Anaïs Nin, the '40s feminist, sex diarist, and long-limbed lover of Henry... More >>

  • Racial Identities in Conflict: Black, White—and Vegetable?

    published March 8, 2005

    After proclaiming himself "The New New Negro," Bernie Boudreaux, the hero of Emily Raboteau's debut novel, The Professor's Daughter,... More >>

  • Books

    published February 22, 2005

    Channeling the messianic language of Alcoholics Anonymous, Dean Decetes, the loser-hero of Lydia Millet's Everyone's Pretty, formally... More >>

  • A 25-Minute Walk to a Bar in the Middle of Nowhere Land

    published February 22, 2005

    Alan Harding opened Old Pioneer Beer Hall in Red Hook (which he endearingly calls "Hootersville") because "the rent was so low it would be... More >>

  • Books

    published February 1, 2005

    The daughter of a Lutheran pastor and a distant relative of one of the founders of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Darcey Steinke has an... More >>

  • Death Game

    published January 18, 2005

    In The Ninth Life of Louis Drax, the titular hero—a comatose "Wacko Boy"—speaks in an irresistibly childish voice, combining... More >>

  • Oy Vey! Mixing Spirits With a Big Shot or Two of Spirituality

    published January 18, 2005

    The only glatt kosher lounge in New York, Talia's cultivates a nostalgic bar mitzvah mood with American "finger food," Lisa Loeb on the turntables... More >>

  • Futurama

    published January 11, 2005

    The Voice spoke to preeminent New York psychic Terry Iacuzzo, whose memoir Small Mediums at Large (Putnam, 368 pp., $22.95) is about... More >>

  • Game On!

    published January 4, 2005

    On Martin Luther King Day in 2002, the West Virginia-based white-power group known as National Alliance came out with Ethnic Cleansing, a video... More >>

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