The Observer

Dumb Desire

May 27, 2011

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By Elizabeth Forest Contributing Writer Published: October 11, 2007 Where I will not speak, where I am dumb, I want, that you hate my name. And I ascribe the pronoun, you, to this subject that hates, that there might be no one outside of it, or inside of it, for that matter. That I may paint a painted face, p...

Nebula

May 27, 2011

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By M.P. Diederich Contributing Writer Published: September 27, 2007 “I don’t know what it is.  I’m just tired of everything.” She says it very casually, as if it were an isolated statement, devoid of any context or consequence.  She knows what she means and knows that I know as well. She sips her drink...

Back to New York

May 26, 2011

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By Martine Ali Contributing Writer Published: August 30, 2007 The sapphire sky trickled down into the massive New York skyline. Everywhere, buildings protruded from the cement sidewalks extending infinitely, it seemed, into the hazy smog-filled night. I couldn’t sleep. I hadn’t adjusted yet to the constant noise of t...

Ex Post Facto

May 26, 2011

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By Joseph Visconti Contributing Writer Published: August 30, 2007 This is a story about rock ‘n’ roll. New York City is a crucible. Dreams are forged and broken here. My dream since the day I picked up a guitar has been to play here. Last year, that became my life to a degree I could never have known before. A...