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2006 Stories by Silke Tudor

Archives: 2006
  • The Stuffing Dreams Are Made Of

    published November 7, 2006

    Takeshi Yamada attended the Secret Science Club's recent Great Autumnal Taxidermy Get-Together at Union Hall wearing a tuxedo, a beret, and a... More >>

  • Duel Personalities

    published October 31, 2006

    It's little known among the denizens of Greenpoint, but McCarren Park resides in the Re-Incipient Canton of Broken Bridge in the Crown Province of... More >>

  • Blood Work

    published October 17, 2006

    Ash, the square-jawed, slightly clueless stock clerk made infamous by the combined genius of actor Bruce Campbell and director Sam Raimi, stands... More >>

  • Archaeological Hunter

    published October 3, 2006

    Maria Eugenia P. peers out of the photograph, her brow and fingers knitting with worry, her cotton dress rumpled, her dark eyes seeming to implore... More >>

  • Game Theory

    published September 26, 2006

    "Come on, darling! Save your mother!" exclaims Helen Wong as she watches a fleet of spaceships descend from the rooftop of a tall, dark building... More >>

  • Darfur in Central Park

    published September 19, 2006

    In Central Park's Strawberry Fields, the air is heavy with the fading humidity of summer. The usual covey of salt-and-pepper-haired tourists sit... More >>

  • Collection Agency

    published September 12, 2006

    It started as a street-level window display in Dave Herman's former apartment: old bottles and a set of false teeth found on the banks of Dead... More >>

  • Going to the Chapel

    published September 5, 2006

    A large but soft-spoken crowd gathers in the foyer of the Alex and Allyson Grey's Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (COSM), which overlooks a notorious... More >>

  • Monkey See, Monkey Do

    published August 22, 2006

    I am told the large monkey painted on the garage door across the street from the multimedia dinner theater Monkey Town is a coincidence, but I... More >>

  • War Stories

    published August 15, 2006

    Inside a small, crowded lecture hall on Governors Island, an officer from Company H, 119th New York Volunteers Historical Association, gallantly... More >>

  • Blood Simple

    published August 8, 2006

    It's difficult to describe Ultimate Rebirth. It's a large piece of art: Five feet wide, six feet tall, three inches thick, and over 225... More >>

  • Flame Games

    published August 1, 2006

    The pedestrian walkway of the Brooklyn Bridge is writhing with humanity. Red and yellow streamers, carried on poles like standards, unfurl in the... More >>

  • Bohemian Rhapsodies

    published July 25, 2006

    Thirty-four-year-old Aaralyn Evans leans over a small plaque sticking out of the ground in Washington Square Park, and reads aloud to her... More >>

  • Mind Games

    published July 18, 2006

    After only five weeks, Monday night bingo is sold out. There is not a chair or a bingo card to be had in Mo Pitkin's dining room cum bingo hall.... More >>

  • Electric Dreams

    published July 11, 2006

    The Old American Can Factory rises over the Gowanus Canal, a brick fortress of art, culture, and light industry amid the dust of nearby demolition... More >>

  • Leaps and Bounds

    published July 4, 2006

    I arrive at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument at the edge of Riverside Park as the morning sun creeps across the tree-lined square. A youthful... More >>

  • Food for Thought

    published June 20, 2006

    A fair amount of trepidation ripples through the fair-sized crowd gathering outside Galapagos. "I've really never done anything like this before,"... More >>

  • Show Me the Way to Go Gnome

    published June 13, 2006

    There is no need to look for an address. Outside the West 4th subway entrance, three young women—a jumble of striped tights, flouncy lace,... More >>

  • Life of Riley

    published May 23, 2006

    According to Duke Riley, "Crappy weather just makes things interesting." An intense, brusque 33-year-old with a rough-hewn Boston accent... More >>

  • Ready for Take Off

    published May 16, 2006

    Two young men striding down 11th Street stop in front of Rififi and gape at the window. The doorman chuckles and moves out of the way, offering a... More >>

  • Call Any Vegetable

    published May 9, 2006

    The weatherman threatened the city with rain on Saturday but there seems little menace in the featherweight clouds shuffling across the pale May... More >>

  • Proving Your Metal

    published May 2, 2006

    I lose my way twice in the industrial warren of chain-link fences, dead-end roads, and warehouses to which I have been directed on Saturday night.... More >>

Archives: 2006