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1999 Stories by Silke Tudor

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  • Night Crawler

    published October 6, 1999

    Life Can Be a BeachThere is one particular photographic memory that sits atop the thousands of others in the colorful box where I keep... More >>

  • House Of Tudor

    published October 6, 1999

    Born in 1909, William Lindsay Gresham moved to New York as a child and developed an unshakable preoccupation with the sideshows on Coney Island.... More >>

  • Night Crawler

    published September 29, 1999

    Trend of an EraA tousled boy with sandy-blond mats of hair and a meager Vandyke of peach fuzz peels off the wall of the Anarchists'... More >>

  • House Of Tudor

    published September 29, 1999

    While it is impossible for five-time Grammy-winning flat-picker Doc Watson to ever find an emotional substitute for his longtime... More >>

  • Night Crawler

    published September 22, 1999

    Pez on EarthThey stand at attention in tight, uniform rows -- bright, shiny, and resolute -- their little eyes fixed beneath bushy... More >>

  • House Of Tudor

    published September 22, 1999

    Stephin Merritt is like the Irving Berlin of the indie-rock world. I only mean that he is a songwriter who writes songs for singers, often other... More >>

  • Night Crawler

    published September 15, 1999

    As if things aren't bad enough for law enforcement during a three-day holiday ... No less than 400 punk rockers are due to descend upon the... More >>

  • House Of Tudor

    published September 15, 1999

    The problem with being a karaoke groupie is that between the tunes that make you swoon, like "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes," are a whole slew of... More >>

  • Night Crawler

    published September 8, 1999

    "People in California can't drive to save their mother's life," says Zino, a 22-year veteran cab driver. "It is only by the grace of God I... More >>

  • House Of Tudor

    published September 8, 1999

    The Master Musicians of Jajouka have existed as a musical entity in their small village in the foothills of Morocco's Rif Mountains for... More >>

  • Night Crawler

    published September 1, 1999

    It may seem odd to a newcomer in the land of misfit toys that perfect strangers happily rattle off their dire pains and peccadilloes over a casual... More >>

  • House Of Tudor

    published September 1, 1999

    In the 1920s, it was considered unseemly for a woman to smoke cigarettes in public. So American Tobacco hired Edward Bernays to sell its Lucky... More >>

  • Look Out Below

    published September 1, 1999

    Last year, Lookout Records -- that little East Bay label with the big green (day) thumb -- celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a giddy,... More >>

  • Night Crawler

    published August 25, 1999

    There may never be a proper occasion to find myself in the Redwood Room so I go anyway, one late afternoon in the summer of many years ago. It's... More >>

  • House Of Tudor

    published August 25, 1999

    Since January, the people of Russia have been celebrating the birth of Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, the rogue poet who, 200 years after... More >>

  • Night Crawler

    published August 18, 1999

    Heavens! Winding my way through the clutch of people gathered on the corner of Ninth Avenue and Irving, I might have tripped right over it.... More >>

  • The House of Tudor

    published August 18, 1999

    The small, detailed works of Edward Gorey have long been a favorite of anyone morose enough to delight in unpredictable disasters befalling the... More >>

  • The House of Tudor

    published August 11, 1999

    Fifteen years ago, an unquenchable passion for quirky Europop, a fascination with the Macedonian language, and a willingness to live in war-torn... More >>

  • Night Crawler

    published August 4, 1999

    Da Da Da San Francisco is dappled by the shadows of dada: Coffee tables crawl out of abandoned windows at Defenestration, fun-fur-festooned... More >>

  • The House of Tudor

    published August 4, 1999

    Named for a white abolitionist who died during the late 19th century, John Brown's Body is a predominantly white septet singing about liberation.... More >>

  • Night Crawler

    published July 28, 1999

    Da Da DaSan Francisco is dappled by... More >>

  • Night Crawler

    published July 21, 1999

    Forevertron, and a Day Highway 12 lazes through Sauk County, Wisc., cushioned on either side by emerald green farmland and brightly painted... More >>

  • The House of Tudor

    published July 21, 1999

    Led by the powerful, bombastic voice of Rik Slave, the Phantoms were a punk rock oasis in the funk- and blues-filled swamps of New Orleans, where... More >>

  • Night Crawler

    published July 14, 1999

    First the Fireworks On July 3 -- after watching a small group of friends consume 18 pounds of hamburger, a storehouse of ribs, several... More >>

  • The House of Tudor

    published July 14, 1999

    I'm thinking Grammy-nominated Nashville Pussy should get down on their collective kneepads and kiss the skanky seats of all the Toilet Boys,... More >>

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