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2010 Stories by Nicholas Gerbis

Archives: 2011 | 2010
  • Skeleton Keys

    published December 30, 2010

    Junk drawers filled with things like extra keys are the packrat middens from which future generations will reconstruct our society.... More >>

  • Clown Princes

    published December 23, 2010

    Stop us if you’ve heard this one: A French clown and a Hungarian equestrian ballerina get hitched in Venice and form Zoppé,... More >>

  • Wyrm Food

    published December 16, 2010

    Was it Shakespeare who quipped that every tale benefits from the admixture of zombies and dragons? Perhaps, but judging from the quantity of... More >>

  • Edifice Elegy

    published December 9, 2010

    These days, downtown Phoenix’s historic buildings are the domain of pawnshops, flophouses and Pizzeria Bianco. But less than a century... More >>

  • Sex Bob-Omb

    published December 2, 2010

    Director Edgar Wright once said that he structured Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World like a musical, only the characters broke out into fights... More >>

  • Chiller Queen

    published December 2, 2010

    Christmas songs, holidays specials and Frances Smith Cohen's Snow Queen -- a balletic retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s... More >>

  • Silver Agonistes

    published November 25, 2010

    Nicky Silver might be the playwright for our time: a master of genre mash-ups that exults in transgressing taboos, chasing skeletons from... More >>

  • Coerced Confessions

    published November 18, 2010

    They say the innocent need not fear the law, but tell that to the three Tucson juveniles bullied into falsely confessing to the August 1991 Wat... More >>

  • High I.Q.

    published November 11, 2010

    Tattoo artist, one-time Guinness World Record holder, and star of the only TLC program not focused on little people, sister wives, or... More >>

  • Mundo Latino

    published November 4, 2010

    Even if you don’t know Chita Rivera from Chi Chi Rodriguez, you’ll find something to love at La Gran Fiesta, a far-reaching... More >>

  • Silent Sanctuary

    published October 28, 2010

    Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame received numerous film treatments, but none as iconic as the silent Lon Chaney... More >>

  • Ghost World

    published October 21, 2010

    Even on good days, downtown Mesa can resemble a ghost town, so where better for a walking tour of historic haunts this Halloween season?... More >>

  • Ghouls on Film

    published October 14, 2010

    Old-school schlockfests collide with new-wave splatfests at the sixth annual International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival, four days of more... More >>

  • Crop Circles

    published October 7, 2010

    Ain't no party like a pagan party, 'cause a pagan party don't stop . . . until the village men are torn to pieces by ecstatically entranced... More >>

  • Night Brite

    published September 30, 2010

    In a world that should have been, “Neon at Night” would have been the name of a progressive rock band fronted by Rod Serling. Sadly,... More >>

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