Monthly Archives: May 2008

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: A Shocking Murder and the Undoing of a Great Victorian Detective, Kate Summerscale, Walker, $24.95. From the very beginning real and fictive crime have had an inseparable relationship. Novels have influenced the way people think … Continue reading

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Crime Beat: Naked and Wet

  POLICE BEAT _________________________________ _________________________________ _________________________________ Naked man accused of towers break-in A naked Ann Arbor man is accused of breaking into a 10th floor downtown apartment from the high rise balcony this morning – but police don’t know how … Continue reading

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Another Itasca

Another Itasca   It’s here of course in The blondes all the blondes In sunglasses and jean jackets That barefoot girl running to Some assignation carrying Her sandals the braid flapping Down the middle of her back Or the other … Continue reading

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Quote Bag: Shake

  Let’s shake some heavy stuff out of the Quote Bag, shall we?   IN THAT YE ARE CANNIBALS, what meat should I offer? – Austin Osman Spare   Feeble puffing is not my forte. It will do these fellows … Continue reading

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Men’s Adventure

In honor of their 25th anniversary, those Krazy Krauts at Taschen are republishing some of their finer volumes at a new low, low price. Taschen has always had a fine foreign eye for the pulp sleaze of the good old … Continue reading

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Lucky   We meet on the stairs She’s always late has A job selling candy On the other bank Just before class She sits next to me Stretching her legs Tight white pants feet In and out of moccasins Outlined … Continue reading

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Department of out of Control Prose and a Pinch of a Shimmy and a Twang

Somebody take away this writer’s pencil! Anna Ash – 8:30 p.m., Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tearoom, 114 S. Main St. Ash and her friends take stringed instruments and mingle them with a smidgen of soul and a pinch of shimmy … Continue reading

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Quote Bag: Symbolism and Its Discontents

  He thought that the light had ceased to shine in the west and the black wings of night approached across the misty ocean. European culture had uttered its word. And this word had arisen like an ominous symbol. And … Continue reading

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Razor point II

  Razor Point II Redwing sweatshirt green rain slickerBut not a sincerely ironic rugby shirtMuttering over some tear or stainWar Story Science Fiction Mental IllnessAll in one (relatively) thin ponytailed volume All of them insufficient models of realityLegs out on another … Continue reading

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