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Volume I, Issue 45
April 13 - April 20, 1998

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Signal to Noise
An interview with Netchick Carla Sinclair. [2]
Jon Lebkowsky

5:45 P.M.
An excerpt from Marion Winik's new book, "The Lunch-Box Chronicles." [3]
Marion Winik


Non-fiction
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What's for Lunch?
"The Lunch-Box Chronicles" review by Ric Williams. [4]

Mod, Mod World
Toby Miller's deceptive study of "The Avengers" is one of the best and clearest books on the confluence of postmodern academic theorizing and popular culture. [5]
James DiGiovanna

Notorious
Elizabeth Wurtzel's "Bitch" can't decide whether uppity women should be considered role models, or cautionary tales, or both. [6]
Megan Harlan

Rough-Riding Romantic
A new biography amply illustrates Theodore Roosevelt's uncompromising morality -- something we could use more of in our presidents these days. [7]
Emil Franzi

Up at Bat
Memphian and baseball mainstay Tim McCarver takes a swing at writing. [8]
Frank Murtaugh

Rites And Wrongs
It was no accident that the perpetrators of the Boston Tea Party donned Indian headdresses before sending British cargo into the drink. [9]
Gregory McNamee


Mini Reviews
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Speed Reader
"Paths and Walkways" by Hazel White; "The Bad Daughter" by Julie Hilden; "When Memory Speaks" by Jill Ker Conway; "Big Blondes" by Jean Echenoz. [12]
Julie Birnbaum, Todd Gibson, Valerie Yarberry, Nicolle Toth


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think I'm in wuv. No, it isn't because I just finished reading Marion Winik's "The Lunch-Box Chronicles" excerpt. Yeah, it's a good read (check out this review while you're at it) and the "Vincie La Voo! Poo-poo!" song is very catchy. But not that catchy.

And no, I am not in wuv with Elizabeth Wurtzel, even if her book "Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women" explains how bitchiness can be seen as a kind of virtue, and examines the bitchy assumptions behind the word from many bitchy angles.

And no, I am not in wuv with Deborah Garrison, despite the fact that her book "A Working Girl Can't Win and Other Poems" contains a terrific poem which begins, "Sometimes you have to say it: Fuck them all." Rock on, Debbie.

No, I am in wuv with Carla Sinclair: netchick extraordinaire, cyberbabe from heaven, a chat-room dream woman and the first person to make me think sideways smileys might be cool. Check out these peripherals: Carla's an editor of the net-'zine bOING bOING, she's married to a Wired editor, she's the sister of porn star Christy Canyon (not sure if that's good or not), she writes non-fiction books, she writes articles, and she writes Chandler-esque mystery novels. What's more, Carla enjoys staying in all day sitting in front of a computer, she hates parties, and she prefers typing to talking. Oh, Carla! Carla, Carla, Carla!

Read her interview (complete with zowie photograph) and you'll be smitten too. By the way, you might want to squirm over to Arts and examine the "E-bonics" glossary beforehand. I did, and I have only one thing to say: GMTA. : *


Poetry
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Identity Poetics
Poet Deborah Garrison's "A Working Girl Can't Win" follows modern girls into the big city. [10]
Elizabeth Manus

The Last Beat
Lawrence Ferlinghetti's "A Far Rockaway of the Heart". [11]
Blake de Pastino


Now What?
Love to read? Need some clever ideas? Our library of resources and staff picks are guaranteed to turn on plenty of mental light bulbs via your electrified eye sockets. [13]


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