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Q&A with Cynthia Robins, The Beauty Workbook Author, on How to Cure the Green Eyeshadow Addicts

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Cynthia Robins’ The Beauty Workbook: A Commonsense Approach to Skin Care, Makeup, Hair, and Nails (Chronicle Books, 176 pages, $24.95) fell into my hands as a gift from the gods. Being raised by a mom who got her beauty tips from inebriated barroom Avon ladies, I have makeup and skin care habits that would make [&hellip
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Q&A with “Quality Lit Club” Outsider Jerry Stahl

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Jerry Stahl’s first two books, Permanent Midnight and Perv–A Love Story are cult classics. In his latest, Plainclothes Naked (William Morrow, 326 pages, $25), he once again traffics in the expected disturbo drugged-out sex-driven insanity, swathed in breathtakingly beautiful language. Those of us who are hardcore Stahl fans know he will always mine the depth [&hellip
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Q&A with Stripper-Turned-Esteemed-Journalist Lily Burana

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Lily Burana is a punk rock girl turned stripper turned esteemed journalist. She traveled more than 20,000 miles and went to 25 clubs to write Strip City: A Stripper’s Farewell Journey Across America (Talk/Miramax, 328 pages, $23.95). But you don’t find either the old-school stripper/victim tales or the trendy, slick Xena, Stripper Princess pro-stripping propaganda [&hellip
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