Spring 2006

Letter from the Editor

Hello! I'm Leonard Pierce.


Marginalia

Abner Dean Made This
An Appreciation


DC's Crisis on Infinite Earths
Like Shiva, only with more Supermen


The Very Definition of Lame
Punk Rock Nostalgia


Are You Trying To Be Funny?
Literature is Easy; Comedy is Hard


Delicate Balance
The Rolling Stone Record Guide (First Edition)


Hell Is Not Socially Constructed
Postmodernism and horror meet in the stories of James Hynes


Little Deviant Kid Stuff
An Interview with Keith Knight


A Line in the Sand
Supreme Power's Superhuman Reality


FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
The manga of Yuichi Yokoyama


Addio Milosevic
A Serbian cartoonist responds to the death of a despot



Detritus

Career Opportunities
The Future of the Bush Administration


Intelligent Design?
Threatened by Darwinism in the World of Computer Games


The Abomination of the Pink Baseball Cap
Modern Culture Through A Major League Lens



Nitrate

The Life Fascistic
Fascist Aesthetics in the Films of Wes Anderson




Pops & Clicks

Out of Time
Olivier Messiaen’s Quatour pour la fin du temps


Lessons on the Ecstasy of the Moment
Notes, Thoughts, and Observations on Morton Feldman and His Rothko Chapel


Sing Me a Song to Set Me Free
Belle & Sebastian’s Rock Problem


We Have the Technology
Thoughts on Laurie Anderson’s “O Superman”




Static

The Yelling Will Cease and the Killing Will Commence
The Case for 3rd Rock from the Sun

Inside Hollywood
Entertainment’s Love Affair with Itself

Paint-By-Numbers Cult Television
I Come Not To Praise Carnivàle, But To Bury It



Potlatch

Pure Profit
The Baddest Man on Television


Freddy Got a Bum Rap
Tom Green’s Film Triumph


Welcome to Zitherland
In Search of Ruth Welcome


Proud Desperation
The Stories of Guy Vanderhaeghe


Templeton, Lay, and Tyler


He Who Laughs Last
The waking dreams and political nightmares of Killer7


The Bottom Shelf
Academy of the Underrated Edition




 

 

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