Margery Gordon

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  • 17 years ago

    Dora Garcia grimaces when she describes as "como muerte," like death, the nearly nine months she spent in a jail cell. The Mexican immigrant then says the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) stashed her in a narrow, dingy cell she often s...

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    A rustle in the brush and the faint flap of wings send Jeff Palmer's finger to the trigger. As his prey perches on a fallen tree trunk and begins to case the bait, Palmer fires a few shots through a gash in the green netting stretched across his c...

  • 17 years ago

    A dismembered flamingo lies on a plywood plank, a pink stump protruding from its underbelly. The ceramic creature's legs and several of its feathers have long since snapped off and now rest by its side in a storage chamber at the Museum of Contemp...

  • 17 years ago

    The cuffs of Thomas Baron's green shirt are buttoned, but he seems to be mentally rolling up his sleeves. His eyes flash indignation, his speech quickens, he leans forward. Baron is ready to do legal battle with Big Brother. Actually, the defendan...

  • 17 years ago | Music News

    When James Kraut was a teenager, his parents confiscated his guitar, banishing it to the basement until he paid their ransom: better grades. Undaunted, he sneaked around Rochester, New York, with friends' instruments, improving his musicianship bu...

  • 17 years ago

    Tat-a-tat-tat. Herman Klurfeld taps his coffee table with the tips of his shoes, an audible punctuation that mimics the famous ellipses he and Walter Winchell used to separate items in nationally syndicated newspaper columns more than 30 years ago...

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