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2009 Stories by Silke Tudor

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  • World Dance

    published June 3, 2009

    Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin once flexed his might by demanding that Nikita Khrushchev perform the national Ukrainian dance, essentially forcing... More >>

  • Miami Vice

    published June 3, 2009

    When Bea Arthur died this spring, there were few articles that failed to mention the actress’ wild popularity among gay men. Of course, her... More >>

  • Flipping Out

    published May 27, 2009

    Tim Barsky’s Kamikaze Heart is the story of a boy with a cumbersome mechanical heart who falls in love with a beautiful... More >>

  • Dance of the Disciples

    published May 20, 2009

    Isadora Duncan is a classic San Francisco figure. A natural libertine disdainful of convention and delighted by beauty, she stripped ballet of its... More >>

  • The Art of Sex Workers

    published May 20, 2009

    San Francisco’s approximately 46 square miles boast the nation’s first and only unionized strip club and the nation’s first... More >>

  • Labor Party

    published May 13, 2009

    According to Eugene V. Debs, five-time Socialist candidate for U.S. president and co-founder of the International Labor Union, “Progress is... More >>

  • Brinkley Bash

    published May 13, 2009

    Long before there was an It Girl, there was the Brinkley Girl. Her kohl-darkened eyes, mischievous mouth, lacy dresses, and bountiful curls... More >>

  • That ‘70s Movie

    published May 6, 2009

    In 1972, the American dream was coming apart at the seams. Watergate, Vietnam, and the Manson Family murders had ushered in an era of unapologetic... More >>

  • No Small Adventure

    published May 6, 2009

    In the early ’90s, when Paul Reubens was arrested for masturbating in a porn theater, the cult of Pee-wee Herman took on new proportions in... More >>

  • Blizzard of Oz

    published April 8, 2009

    Author Lyman Frank Baum claimed The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was simply “a modernized fairy tale” for children but, even in 1900,... More >>

  • w4audience

    published April 8, 2009

    Forty million American singles can’t be wrong! Take a personality test! Rank your matches! Find out which member of Dethklok you are! Send a... More >>

  • Funny Ha Ha

    published March 25, 2009

    In psychoanalysis, the presence of a toilet in a dream is dully interpreted as an invitation to let go of emotional burdens and outmoded... More >>

  • Don’t Call it a Genre

    published March 25, 2009

    Conspirators in the eight-hour long Switchboard Music Festival might best be described by the titles of their own work: Skronk, Biserka,... More >>

  • Our Lady of the Kittens

    published March 25, 2009

    If San Francisco were a woman, she’d be Kitten on the Keys: a coquettish fag hag with twirling tassels, sweeping vistas, and a raunchy rapier... More >>

  • Everyday Art

    published February 25, 2009

    Philadelphia’s Artclash Collective began modestly enough: A group of friends decided to motivate one another with a flurry of creative... More >>

  • Dancing to Fado

    published February 25, 2009

    David Roussève’s new work, Saudade, is grounded in Portugal’s most vital musical form, fado, which expresses the... More >>

  • Law Fought the Law and — Law Won

    published February 25, 2009

    As a member of the Suicide Club and longtime collaborator with the San Francisco Cacophony Society and Survival Research Laboratories, as well as... More >>

  • Arcade Fire

    published February 11, 2009

    In 1990, in response to Senator Jesse Helms' obscenity witch hunt, New York performance artist Penny Arcade submitted the semiautobiographical... More >>

  • Surreal Screen

    published February 11, 2009

    As a onetime Trotskyist and confederate of Marcel Duchamp, John Cage, Anaïs Nin, and André Breton, filmmaker Maya Deren loathed... More >>

  • Right in the Kisser

    published February 4, 2009

    In the world of noir, geography holds sway: Alleyways and archways surpass the curve of a femme fatale’s neck, street names carry more weight... More >>

  • You Can Too

    published January 14, 2009

    “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” the prescient speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the eve of his assassination in... More >>

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