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2006 Stories by Michael Leaverton

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  • The Kinsey Institute

    published December 20, 2006

    Typically, crowds don't circle around men in drag performing on a street corner, figuring discretion is best. But when the Kinsey Sicks did it in... More >>

  • A Scrooge Is Born

    published December 6, 2006

    Had I been a child when I saw ACT's A Christmas Carol last year — innocent in the ways of costume design, wind machines, and... More >>

  • Super Size Art

    published November 22, 2006

    Typically, people who react to museum art with physical symptoms (temporary heart stoppages and ambulatory failure, or just a hand thrown to the... More >>

  • Don't Call Him Psychic

    published November 8, 2006

    Type "David Blaine revealed" into Google and you find a cottage industry devoted to exposing the secrets of the brooding performer, who's now in... More >>

  • Golf in Myanmar

    published September 13, 2006

    Ben Fountain, the fiction editor of Southwest Review, has produced a debut story collection that should give lit-rag hopefuls pause.... More >>

  • Lulu's Silent Charm

    published September 13, 2006

    In German playwright Frank Wedekind's Earth Spirit and Pandora's Box, sexy heroine Lulu floated through the Berlin high society of... More >>

  • Back on Track

    published September 6, 2006

    The new novel by Ayelet Waldman, Bye-Bye, Black Sheep, has nothing on her last book, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits. Then... More >>

  • Night+Day San Francisco

    published August 30, 2006

    In his publisher's note, Alan S. Davis calls his series of travel books extraordinary guides for extraordinary travelers (italics his), and... More >>

  • The Lost Night

    published July 26, 2006

    By Rachel Howard Plume (June), $15 Rachel Howard's memoir opens with a murder — her father's. It's 3:30 in the... More >>

  • Train Coming

    published July 5, 2006

    If you're the type of person who sees death at every turn, climbing through the window with a slingshot or crouching in an alley with a ball-peen... More >>

  • Fighting Indifference

    published June 7, 2006

    Justice "The Monster" Smith is on his back, his hands protecting his face. Meanwhile, "Big" Shane Carwin is whaling on the 290-pound man,... More >>

  • Pecking Order

    published April 26, 2006

    For a while there, Dale Peck was nobody's friend. In 2002, he opened his review of Rick Moody's The Black Veil in The New... More >>

  • This Movie Sucks

    published January 11, 2006

    The reviews came as if through a bullhorn: The San Francisco Chronicle called it the worst of the decade, the Wall Street Journal... More >>

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