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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 20...

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 Linda Kleinbub

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 where they now live.  Everyone who appears...

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