Volume I, Issue 9
August 4 - August 11, 1997
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Epic Fun in Nazi Germany and La-La Land get mixed together in Leslie Epstein's "Pandaemonium." 
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. 
Being Digital Together
A Review of the Newest Computer Culture Text. 
Devin D. O'Leary
Flaming Iguanas and Milk And Cheese--it'll all make sense. Honest. 
"Who the Devil Made It," "Blood Pact & Other Stories," "Listening for Cactus" and "Flaming Iguanas" 
Slouching Towards Iambic Pentameter
A roundup of summertime poetry. 
Flushed With Anticipation
The unexamined life may not be worth living, but does that include our toilet habits? 
Steven Culbert, author of Lovesong for the Giant Contessa, made an appearance at BookPeople on July 12. 
Claiborne K.H. Smith
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Our online BBS is just like the Algonquin Round Table, only electronic,
sober, and without all the famous people.
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...
Makes me quiver like a worm
Which, of course, I am
Ick, that's too self-referential even for me, Worm. Let's try
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.
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]
The Death and Life of Bobby Z, Deception, Lightning Song, Men Need Space. [06-13-97]
Blake de Pastino, Julie Birnbaum and Jessica English