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2003 Stories by Silke Tudor

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  • Brain Birds

    published April 30, 2003

    Every morning, at about 6:15 a.m., the neighborhood pigeons gather in the skies outside my window, sweeping through the air in ever-narrowing... More >>

  • Girls Wrestling in Jell-O While Bikers Howl

    published April 16, 2003

    "Biker ... bar," muses 26-year-old Katrina Schussolin at "Road Rash," the bimonthly bike night held at Jezebel's Joint. "A... More >>

  • House of Tudor

    published April 16, 2003

    I find it disconcerting that 19-year-old Peter Cincotti embodies more sophistication and suavity than all my past boyfriends and unrequited... More >>

  • Reigning Cats and Dogs

    published April 9, 2003

    "Are there any cats in the crowd?" asks one of the bartenders at the San Francisco Design Center Galleria. "Because that would be bad.... More >>

  • House of Tudor

    published April 9, 2003

    On Everything Is Good Here/ Please Come Home, the third studio album by the Angels of Light, singer Michael Gira seems purged... More >>

  • Trash Gawk

    published April 2, 2003

    Since 1971, when United Nations Secretary-General U Thant proclaimed March 21 International Earth Day, the U.N. has celebrated the... More >>

  • House of Tudor

    published April 2, 2003

    As one always to be in front of the curve and behind the eight ball, Geoff Ellsworth (of the one-man musical troupe the Towne Dandies) has... More >>

  • Sugary Dreams

    published March 26, 2003

    "No good ever comes of war," states a young woman with large, wet doe eyes. I pause, considering my options. "What about donuts?" I... More >>

  • House of Tudor

    published March 26, 2003

    Formed as a shadowy two-man tentacle for the found sounds, misbegotten samples, and lost mutterings of the Phantom Limbs' Stevenson Sedgwick and... More >>

  • Slow Emotion

    published March 19, 2003

    I am at a cultural disadvantage, but I don't know it yet. (This is a good thing, since I am one of those who prefer to fail discreetly, with as... More >>

  • House of Tudor

    published March 19, 2003

    Like the Rom, most train-hoppers view the past as a bucket of ashes, open to the whim of interpretation and the coercion of need. While the... More >>

  • Pirates Be Cool (Yarrrgh!)

    published March 12, 2003

    During the Middle Ages, the mere mention of the Barbary Coast was enough to incite a fearful flutter in the bosom of every self-respecting... More >>

  • House of Tudor

    published March 5, 2003

    Last year, the South by Southwest music festival surrendered its heart to Petty Booka like a desperate, middle-aged husband who is... More >>

  • Industrial Activity

    published February 26, 2003

    Industrial neighborhoods are the bustling backstage of a city, like the private areas of a colossal opera house where craftsmen, laborers, and... More >>

  • House of Tudor

    published February 26, 2003

    The infectious ska hits that bounced across the British charts in 1979 may not have sounded as confrontational as their punk counterparts, but the... More >>

  • Solitary Refinement

    published February 19, 2003

    ... [L]ove from one being to another can only be that two solitudes come nearer, recognize, protect, and comfort each other. -- Han... More >>

  • House of Tudor

    published February 19, 2003

    It was with a very heavy heart that I set aside my adoration of the Swingin' Utters at the turn of the century. The Streets of San... More >>

  • Bean There, Candied That

    published February 12, 2003

    I have powers pinto beans can only dream of! -- Happy Noodle Boy There's not much to distinguish this Victorian from all the... More >>

  • House of Tudor

    published February 12, 2003

    One of the more talented and inexhaustible musicians in the Bay Area, clarinetist Beth Custer has co-founded the Club Foot Orchestra,... More >>

  • Sea Worthies

    published February 5, 2003

    Travelers and transplants are always quick to agree: Our stretch of ocean is not in harmony with the "California Dream." There are no azure crests... More >>

  • House of Tudor

    published February 5, 2003

    You might recognize him from television -- he appeared on episodes of Kojak, Barnaby Jones, Santa Barbara, Divorce... More >>

  • In and Out of India

    published January 29, 2003

    One of the many hangover curatives my housemates could never understand involved peeling open an inflamed eyeball at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning to... More >>

  • House of Tudor

    published January 29, 2003

    In the film Withnail & I, Danny, the purveyor of "rare herbs and prescribed medicines," offers this solemn caveat against the shoring of... More >>

  • Tanks for the Memories

    published January 22, 2003

    I keep all of my photographs in an old "snakeskin" suitcase, which was once the likely property of some chirpy young thing enrolled at the... More >>

  • House of Tudor

    published January 22, 2003

    Commonly known as the "giant guitar" for the dimension of its resonance box, the Sardinian guitar can be played upright with a bow and tuned a... More >>

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