Stories No. 57 – Eileen Merriman

TRIO OF SOPHIES by Eileen Merriman

The boy has been watching her for weeks. His eyes tattoo a pattern on the back of her neck in class. At lunchtime she feels his gaze sweep over her as she walks past with Sophie-P and Sophie-G. A trio of Sophies, Mr James says in PE. But it’s only her hips his hands linger on when he is helping her balance on the beam, only her breasts his fingers brush past when he is adjusting her tennis serve.

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Art Review No. 1 – Adrian Ghenie

Art Review No. 1 – Adrian Ghenie: On a mild Thursday night in January, I stroll in and out of a number of gallery openings. After a few sporadic visits through the galleries still holding on to their about-to-sky-rocket-rental-spaces, I wander into the Pace Gallery on West 25th Street to view twelve new paintings and five collages by Romanian artist Adrian Ghenie.

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Stories No. 56 – Gary Singh

BAUDELAIRE PLAYS LET’S MAKE A DEAL IN SAM’S COFFEE SHOP by Gary Singh
“She appears behind Green Door Number One and Charlie Baudelaire cracks a peek. There she is: Miss Barista, fairest of the fair she is, with wide-open eyes and flushed hungover cheekbones, trying to fight off the slobbering AXE deodorant commercial that just walked in.”

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