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2002 Stories by Silke Tudor

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  • House of Tudor

    published September 11, 2002

    As 9/11 approaches, we are asked to reflect on how we have changed as a nation and as individuals. Folks still gripped by the fear of our loss of... More >>

  • Sci-fidelity

    published September 4, 2002

    A fountain-copse of nearly 20 geysers spouts over the surface of a small plaza that has served as a family meeting place for more than two... More >>

  • House of Tudor

    published September 4, 2002

    Antonio Carlos Jobim always generously credited João Gilberto with starting bossa nova -- elegant Brazilian jazz that combines the... More >>

  • A Fling in the Forest

    published August 28, 2002

    Muffled by a slumberous, powder-gray sky, the hush and hue of Golden Gate Park deepen as I pick my way through an aromatic grove of trees.... More >>

  • House of Tudor

    published August 28, 2002

    Upon first seeing it, I thought the word "filk" was a misprint. Having been decisively corrected, I now realize the ignorance and misfortune of my... More >>

  • Collect Call

    published August 21, 2002

    The evening is mild but unusually dark. Living, as I do, amid the stuttering bedlam of a popular bar neighborhood, I am unaccustomed to the soft... More >>

  • House of Tudor

    published August 21, 2002

    During Star Trek: The Next Generation's run, the show's fans delighted in their hatred of the Enterprise's über-wimp,... More >>

  • The Lady Is a Robot

    published August 14, 2002

    A very large, clear, egglike sack hangs from a metal frame at one end of Xenodrome's warehouse lounge. Mermaids, sea nymphs, and other... More >>

  • House of Tudor

    published August 14, 2002

    In 1976, a group of Bay Area women started a monthly supper club with the explicit intention of sharing their most clandestine thoughts. Eight... More >>

  • House of Tudor

    published August 7, 2002

    A couple of weeks ago I attended the Roxie Cinema's oddly lovely and vaguely unsettling "Exploitation Brunch," which offered blood-orange mimosas,... More >>

  • Joining Distaff

    published July 31, 2002

    The steps of Mission High School are teeming with young women in all shapes and guises, eating their lunches and taking in the afternoon... More >>

  • House of Tudor

    published July 31, 2002

    In a photograph marked in time by its sepia tones, young Xie Kitchin stands against a bare wall. Her dark hair falls over her shoulders in... More >>

  • House of Tudor

    published July 24, 2002

    Depending on your age, you might remember Ann Miller as the comely brunette who danced atop a soup can in an early '70s Heinz... More >>

  • The Sindecency of It All

    published July 17, 2002

    When you are as old as I, young man, you will know there is only one thing in the world worth living for, and that is sin. -- Lady... More >>

  • House of Tudor

    published July 17, 2002

    Since the Imp of Bizarre and Pitiable Reunion Tours came into power, we have become callous to the indignity of 55-year-old men singing songs they... More >>

  • Real Fourth of July

    published July 10, 2002

    The Fourth of July memories that I hold most dear are not my own; they are a patchwork of recollections and fictions offered by my... More >>

  • The House Of Tudor

    published July 10, 2002

    Sin is in. Granted, sin has never really gone out, owing chiefly to an expertly crafted, long-term promotion strategy that must have made Edward... More >>

  • All's Faerie in Love and Lore

    published July 3, 2002

    When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they went skipping about, and that was the... More >>

  • Yippee Ki Yi Gay

    published June 26, 2002

    Heat and the dry crunch of gravel underfoot immediately put me in a rural frame of mind as I step out of the car at the Santa Clara County... More >>

  • House Of Tudor

    published June 26, 2002

    A couple of years ago a friend of mine passed along articles from a British newspaper about a surgeon in Scotland who had amputated the legs of... More >>

  • Pirates of Vengeance

    published June 19, 2002

    It is a summer day, as mild and languid as the post-picnic conversations drifting over the sunny lawns of Golden Gate Park. On Stow... More >>

  • House Of Tudor

    published June 19, 2002

    In 1996, as a fledgling columnist, I inadvertently stumbled onto the first public performance of the "Apache Whiskey Rite," created by the... More >>

  • Horse Plié

    published June 12, 2002

    "I've been waiting two years for this!" squawks a woman in a straw sun hat. Then, assuming a tone of near-imperial entitlement, she levels a stern... More >>

  • House Of Tudor

    published June 12, 2002

    In 1999, the Phantom Limbs' Stevenson Sedgwick and Sköt B formed Black Ice, a dark instrumental duo that bent acoustic noises and... More >>

  • House Of Tudor

    published May 29, 2002

    Before Reverend Glasseye found his Legs, he performed on the singer/songwriter circuit in Boston, perfecting his pitch -- a combination of tall... More >>

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