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Volume I, Issue 9
August 4 - August 11, 1997

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Movie Madness
Epic Fun in Nazi Germany and La-La Land get mixed together in Leslie Epstein's "Pandaemonium." [2]
Leonard Gill

Cowboy Cum Laude
J.P.S. Brown is a Tucson novelist who hasn't been getting his share of respect n recent years, though he may be the quintessential regional writer. [3]
Sam Negri

Being Digital Together
A Review of the Newest Computer Culture Text. [4]
Devin D. O'Leary

Media Mix
Flaming Iguanas and Milk And Cheese--it'll all make sense. Honest. [5]

Speed Reader
"Who the Devil Made It," "Blood Pact & Other Stories," "Listening for Cactus" and "Flaming Iguanas" [6]

Slouching Towards Iambic Pentameter
A roundup of summertime poetry. [7]
Phil West

Flushed With Anticipation
The unexamined life may not be worth living, but does that include our toilet habits? [8]
James DiGiovanna

In Person
Steven Culbert, author of Lovesong for the Giant Contessa, made an appearance at BookPeople on July 12. [9]
Claiborne K.H. Smith

Now What?
A Web link page chock full of resources, recommendations, and staff picks pertaining to the subject of this section. [10]

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Talk Back
Our online BBS is just like the Algonquin Round Table, only electronic, sober, and without all the famous people.


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oday we celebrate poetry. I'm not sure which I like more, iambic pentameter or dactylic hexameter. So I'm sticking with haiku. Haiku, haiku, it's off to work we go. Let's see...

Reading poetry
Makes me quiver like a worm
Which, of course, I am

Ick, that's too self-referential even for me, Worm. Let's try again.

Splendiferous wings
Shimmering rainbow plumage
The peacock is dead

Hmm, I like it. It has a certain...something. You know, a thingy. Ain't poetry grand? The creative, original use of words is totally where it's at.

I learned about haiku on the book section of the Talk Back BBS, which you ought to try. But let's get down to the good stuff: lit reviews. That's why you're here. You don't care about my attempts at poetry. That's fine. I'm hungry.


From The Vaults

Katherine Graham
Personal History is a memoir of a remarkable woman who assumed control of The Washington Post at a crossroads in our nation's history. [07-08-97]
Barbara Strickland

Speed Reader
The Death and Life of Bobby Z, Deception, Lightning Song, Men Need Space. [06-13-97]
Blake de Pastino, Julie Birnbaum and Jessica English




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