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Volume II, Issue 24
December 7 - December 14, 1998  
 
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Feliz Nihil [2]
What do you give people who embrace the holiday spirit the way Ronald McDonald embraces vegetarianism? This year, you give fiction.
— Chris Wright, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Media Mix [3]
The Grinch or Charlie Brown? This is question that inflames passions this time of year.
TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Fiction
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Limp Turn-Ons [4]
Although a number of the stories and essays in a "literate smut" anthology from the Web sex mag Nerve.com are literate, they're too intellectual to be smut.
— Nicholas Patterson, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Single, White Mental Case [5]
"Like Being Killed," by Ellen Miller, requires a strong stomach of the reader.
— Lori McNeill, TUCSON WEEKLY
 

Non-fiction
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Trouble In Metropolis? [6]
"Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster," by Mike Davis deconstructs a socio-environmental Apocalypse that may be coming to a city near you.
— Christopher Weir, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Have Glue Gun, Will Travel [7]
How a marginalized freak took display by storm and lived to tell about it. "Confessions of a Window Dresser," By Simon Doonan.
MEMPHIS FLYER
 
Blues Explosion [8]
A review of "The Story of Chess Records."
— James Porter, NEWCITY CHICAGO
 


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

k, once and for all. The Grinch could kick Charlie Brown's butt any day. That's not the argument? Let's clear it up in "Media Mix."

We have guides to literary gifts this holiday season, starting with a look at fiction titles in "Feliz Nihil," and wrapping up in "In The Life" with a glimpse at the current slate of biographies. Reviews of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry round out the Books section this week.


Poetry
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Ancient Healing [9]
Having fought for her life with breast cancer, poet Hilda Raz wrestles the experience into words in "Divine Honors."
— Catherine A. Salmons, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 

Mini Reviews
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In The Life [10]
Thanks, in part, to Bill Clinton, this year's crop of biographies delves heavily into "character issues."
— Scott Stossel, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Speed Reader [11]

  • Howl: The Artwork of Luis Jimenez by Camille Flores-Turney
  • Glam! by Barney Hoskyns
  • The Unknown Matisse by Hillary Spurling
  • Chaco Trilogy by V.B. Price

Now What? [12]
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.
WEEKLY WIRE
 


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