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2011 Stories by Nicholas Gerbis

Archives: 2011 | 2010
  • Dragon Behind

    published March 24, 2011

    Remember when galley slaves rowed boats to cadences beaten on drums by huge, sweaty guys, instead of instructions barked by a Yale Bulldog with... More >>

  • Family Feuds

    published March 24, 2011

    At first glance, Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers looks like another semi-autobiographical intergenerational family comedy meets... More >>

  • 99 Yellow Balloons

    published March 17, 2011

    If you feel like First Fridays have become more party than arty, or if you just hanker to poke your head into galleries and hot spots that... More >>

  • Dream Weaver

    published March 10, 2011

    One magical night in 1995, Stella Pope Duarte had a dream in which her dead father told her that it was her destiny to be a writer, and that... More >>

  • Sette in Stone

    published March 10, 2011

    Although the internet is useful in helping new artists generate buzz and connecting art aficionados with their favorite artists, Lisa Sette... More >>

  • Lines and Shadows

    published March 3, 2011

    To act in a telenovela, Erik Estrada once said you only need to know the story; the lines are fed to you. In our mediated reality, images of... More >>

  • Student Body

    published February 24, 2011

    Thesis presentations are nerve-wracking enough without a bunch of rubberneckers showing up, but don’t let that stop you from going to see... More >>

  • Contact Hai

    published February 24, 2011

    If you dig Japanese culture but can’t swing the ticket to Tokyo, then spare yourself the typhoons, earthquakes, and Godzilla attacks and... More >>

  • Jury Instruction

    published February 17, 2011

    In high school, we always suspected our art teachers were unsuccessful journeymen and women who had resorted to teaching to pay the rent. Maybe... More >>

  • Poet Under Glass

    published February 17, 2011

    Memory troubled Emily Dickinson throughout her life, bubbling up from limbic depths to agitate her surface world. She must have felt its... More >>

  • Click Clique

    published February 10, 2011

    It’s never been easy – or cheap – to get noticed in photography, an industry where self-publishing a book of your work roughly... More >>

  • Assassin Screed

    published February 10, 2011

    Back in her vampire days, Anne Rice would show up to book signings in a coffin. Rather makes you wonder what they’ll carry her in on now... More >>

  • American Idle

    published February 3, 2011

    No particular place to go? Ride along in your automobile to Motoring Thru Time at Heritage Square. Even if you don’t know a jalopy from a... More >>

  • Off the Wall

    published February 3, 2011

    After millennia of tomb scratchings, decades of gallery shows, and the serial ubiquity of Keith Haring and Banksy, it’s a wonder... More >>

  • Freudian Hip

    published January 20, 2011

    Surrealism was always a muddled movement; nevertheless, it succeeded in imprinting its aesthetic and stylistic qualities in the collective... More >>

  • Silent Treatment

    published January 20, 2011

    A longstanding Japanese metaphor describes human beings as ukigusa: duckweed floating down the river of life, buoyed and propelled through no... More >>

  • Embroidering the Truth

    published January 20, 2011

    Shakespeare called art a mirror; 300 years later, Brecht replied that it was a hammer. Perhaps, though, truth is just as effectively framed in... More >>

  • Embroidering the Truth

    published January 20, 2011

    Shakespeare called art a mirror; 300 years later, Brecht replied that it was a hammer. Perhaps, though, truth is just as effectively framed in... More >>

  • Embroidering the Truth

    published January 20, 2011

    p>Shakespeare called art a mirror; 300 years later, Brecht replied that it was a hammer. Perhaps, though, truth is just as effectively framed in... More >>

  • Cold Comfort

    published January 13, 2011

    Self-proclaimed psychic medium John Edward ranks as either the “Oprah of the Other Side” or, as South Park and Penn Jillette... More >>

  • Bags and Hordes

    published January 6, 2011

    Blame the purchasing power of adult aficionados or the astonishing array of assembled talent, but comics are booming. Just look at conventions:... More >>

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