Online Edition: Winter 1999/2000

Interviews

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Chilean director and author Alejandro Jodorowsky discusses his multifaceted work ranging from the notorious "Theater of Panic" to his penchant for generating scandal.

Hubert Selby

Legendary author of Last Exit to Brooklyn and most recently The Willow Tree, Hubert Selby Jr. discusses spirituality, the creative will, and love.

Reviews

NON-FICTION

A DESIRED PAST: A SHORT HISTORY OF SAME-SEX LOVE IN AMERICA
by Leila J. Rupp

What happens when the personal histories of an entire facet of society are not only discounted, but outright ignored and silenced? Leila J. Rupp explores the undiscovered histories of lesbians and gay men.

A SHORT HISTORY OF RUDENESS: MANNERS, MORALS, AND MISBEHAVIOR IN MODERN AMERICA
by Mark Caldwell

In this era of road rage, Jerry Springer, and political correctness, Mark Caldwell stops to asks, "What are manners, anyway?"

IN MEMORY OF MY FEELINGS: FRANK O'HARA AND AMERICAN ART
Russell Ferguson, editor

Russell Ferguson uses "the charismatic figure of Frank O'Hara as a lens through which to take another look at the most mythologized period in American Art."

FICTION

DAUGHTER OF FORTUNE
by Isabel Allende

In her newest novel, Isabel Allende supposedly sets her characters off on journeys of discovery and change, but ultimately settles on clichés and stale style.

THE SEA CAME IN AT MIDNIGHT
by Steve Erickson

Erickson's seventh novel unveils the secret millennium, delineated not by a normal calendar cycle of days but by random acts of nihilistic, sadistic, incomprehensible violence.

POETRY

BLOOD SUGAR
by Nicole Blackman

Debut poetry collection, by "alt-rock diva" Nicole Blackman offers honest, literal poetry, capturing the sentiments of a generation of self-proclaimed lost souls.

THE TABLETS
by Armand Schwerner

Schwerner's magnum opus, The Tablets is a stunning long poem that purports to present translations and commentary of a series of 4,000-year-old hieroglyphic texts.

GRAPHIC NOVELS

MY NEW YORK DIARY
by Julie Doucet

Doucet's first-person account of 1991, the year she spent attempting to get a foothold in the Big Apple.