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Sunday, January 1 1995

Mind the Doors by Zinovy Zinik

[Zinovy Zinik's stories] seem to fall on the line where surrealism and magical realism collide, where the waking world is still the dream.


A Massive Swelling. Celebrity Re-Examined As A Grotesque Crippling Disease by Cintra Wilson

If she [Wilson] acknowledged more often how the obsession with celebrity results from such systematic social inequities, 'A Massive Swelling' would be something other than an occasionally amusing but ultimately unsatisfying exercise in attitude.


Material Matters:  Appliqués by the Weya Women of Zimbabwe and Needlework by South African Coll

The stories told in the appliqués are about AIDS, unemployment, crime, wife-beating, and baby-dumping. They're strong, gutsy and don't pull punches. These are appliqués with balls.


Men at Play: A Working Understanding of Professional Hockey by Michael Robidoux

The story [Michael Robidoux] presents is shocking, describing the daily life of the average hockey player in a world that relies upon the strict socialization of young Canadian boys, often 13 and 14 years old, into a system run by multibillion-dollar corporations that depend upon young men to skate around on fake ice and physically beat the crap out of each other.


Labyrinth of Desire:  Women, Passion and Romantic Obsession by Rosemary Sullivan

Like desire itself, her prose and her message are not always comfortable. They aren't easy to hear, and although she reserves her text for discussion by and for women, it has many implications for everyone who has ever obsessed or desired another.


The Language of Comics: Word and Image Edited by Robin Varnum and Christina T. Gibbons

If comics are words and images together, then logically (Logic? Comics? Together? Dogs driving trucks? Madness!) the words can follow the images (or verse visa) sequentially or 'in the readers head' to make a sequence of 'images.'"


The Last Madam: A Life in the New Orleans Underworld by Christine Wiltz

Norma Wallace and her operations are presented as a historical force that fused crime and punishment, high culture and low culture together during a period of New Orleans history when below the belt was above the law.


Kamikaze Lust by Lauren Sanders (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Hell’s Kitchen by Chris Niles (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Girl Beside Him by Cris Mazza (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
GoTo by Steve Lohr (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Fool’s Gold by Jane S. Smith (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Fixer Chao by Han Ong (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Fearless Jones by Walter Mosley (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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