Spring 2005

Letter from the Editor

We were somewhere around November on the edge of the high-speed desert when the drugs began to wear off. I remember saying something like "I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe we should just call this whole issue off…"


Marginalia

Futuristics
Visionary design in transportation engineering:
The High Hat Interview with Paul Hernandez



Madness In His Method
The unparalleled universe of Harry Stephen Keeler


The Joy of Slash
Why do women want it?


Looking Up In The Sky
Superman as Man and Myth


Seaguy
Opus Interruptus


Prison Funnies
Diesel Pete in action


Detritus

21st Century Soul
Art and technology in the digital age


Joystick Envy
Being a gamer girl


Dude (Looks Like A Lady)
Another High Hat interactive crossword puzzle



Nitrate

The Bottom Shelf
Brando


Lost Edens, Unsung Heroes, and Metalheads on the Couch
Recent rock documentaries



Pops & Clicks

Tacet
John Cage's place at the end of the century


John Peel
A fan's notes


Unlocking the Fragments
Captain Beefheart's Kandy Korn


Short Reviews
Jonathan Richman, Rick Nelson, and Oscar Brown, Jr.


Holy Poledo or Redon Redux
Dinosaur Jr. brings the revelatory


No Bolts From The Blueberry
Grasping at the meaning of the Fiery Furnaces' Blueberry Boat



Static

Welcome Back, Stupid Viewers! You'll Watch Anything!
Adult Swim in the Stream of Consciousness

Show Me The Funny
Sketch comedy and the thinking man



Potlatch

Images of Democracy The Democratic Fiction
Groupthink as entertainment


The Children's Crusade
Democracy in Comics and The Incredible Story of Prez


Images of Bush
Seeing The President


Truth or Consequences
Gore Vidal's America



 

 

Images of Bush Gamer Girl Superman Cage Beefheart Sketch Comedy