New Writing | Books | Comics & Zines | Culture | Film | Music | News | Technology | Television | Visual Arts

Selected articles

No Place Like Home
Mark Fritz's Lost on Earth follows the nomads of the new geopolitics; Tara Bahrampour's To See and See Again takes the author back to the Iran her family fled
City Pages, March 17, 1999

Across the globe with the casualties of the New World Disorder.

The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium by Mark Dery
City Pages, February 10, 1999

Mark Dery's potpourri analysis of fin-de-millennium anxiety is informative and perceptive, but whether he actually gives a shit, well, that's a whole different question.

Aliens of Affection by Padgett Powell
City Pages, February 11, 1998

"Mrs. Hollingsworth, it turns out, is referring to the South itself: to lemonade in the shade, to ennui, to 'automotive mechanical intelligence in inverse proportion to dental health.'"

Violin by Anne Rice
City Pages, December 17, 1997

Critical derision as epistolary novel. Now, if only Ms. Rice had the good manners to write back.

The Journey is the Destination by Dan Eldon
City Pages, October 29, 1997

"That [Dan Eldon's] death was -- like all deaths -- a tragedy is incontrovertible. But what exactly is the point of releasing his journal collages to the world?"

Other articles

The Cape, and Other Stories from the Japanese Ghetto by Kenji Nakagami
City Pages, June 2, 1999

In the Empire of Dreams by Dianne Highbridge
City Pages, June 2, 1999

Damascus by Richard Beard
City Pages, March 24, 1999

My Tiny Life: Crime and Passion in a Virtual World by Julian Dibbell
City Pages, February 17, 1999

Flamingo by Robert Frank
City Pages, February 25, 1998

Shedding Life by Miroslav Holub
City Pages, January 21, 1998

Love In a Blue Time by Hanif Kureishi
City Pages, December 10, 1997

A Cab Called Reliable by Patti Kim
City Pages, August 6, 1997

Naming the Jungle by Antoine Volodine
A&E, April 4, 1996