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CategoryCriticism

The Inner Strength of Joan Didion

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By Jennifer Parker

“My only advantage as a reporter is that I am so physically small, so temperamentally unobtrusive, and so neurotically inarticulate that people tend to forget that my presence runs counter to their best interests. And it always does.”

Deep in the Heart of Chelsea

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By Jennifer Parker

Whether Susanne Bartsch was anointed or appointed “Queen of the Night” and patron saint of LGBTQ advocacy and inclusion is no less important than her ability to throw a rockus party where the only criteria for entry is making the effort to be fabulous.

FATHER UNFORSAKEN

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By Jon Curley

The narrator of Michael Kimball's fifth novel seeks to recount and commemorate his deceased father, the eponymous Big Ray, whose massive girth is only surpassed by the legacy of disquiet he bequeaths to his son...

A CLOTH HOUSE / KLEINBUB

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By Joseph Riippi

The captivating story of an infant's tragic death and a mother's despair is told through dactylic fragments in A Cloth House. In this haunting, melancholy novella, Joseph Riippi, eloquently weaves this calamitous story together with a nostalgic, honest voice of an adult and the remembrance of her life at her beach front homes...

KRAJEWSKA, BOUND / REED

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By John Reed

In the American experience, scale is all. A big land to conquer. Big dreams to tear out of the world. Big egos, big defeats, big victories. Beyond the American spectrum, scale will more often flitter beyond the spotlight; a thought, an instinct, a budget.

DON’T KISS ME / PETTY

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Todd Petty

Combative and cautionary, Lindsay Hunter's most recent short story collection, Don't Kiss Me, offers readers fierce independence. The sophomore story collection is intent on grossing out and alienating some readers, but strange, unique and charming enough to attract plenty more.

DRIVER / HANLON

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By Mary Hanlon

You Are Not I, 1981:

Based on a short story by Paul Bowles, You are not I was named one of the best films of 1981 by the Cahiers du Cinema. Shortly after, the film burned up in a fire and was lost, until, in a Passion of Joan- style recovery, was discovered amongst Bowles belongings in Tangiers and screened for the first time in over...

KENNETH RISES / HANLON

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By Mary Hanlon

Kenneth Anger made films the way he thought they should look, illuminating some the most prohibited subject matter of his time.  His apathetic attitude towards narrative drive and general disinterest in Hollywood's opinion of him made him a founding father of American Underground and Queer Cinema...

REFUGEE HOTEL / KLEINBUB

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by Juliet Linderman (Author), Gabriele Stabile (Photographer)

We never learn the name of the woman in the photograph.  She is only identified in a photographic key, at the back of the book, as being a native from Burma who now lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  Those whose oral histories we learn are never matched with their photographs, only their native homelands and the American cities...

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