Written by Christopher Caldwell on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Maybe that’s the whole reason each new year sees these silly color inserts and tv specials and magazine double issues with mendacious titles like “1998: The Year That Changed Us All.” Maybe they perform the public service of killing news stories. Last year people across the country looked up from the seventh Sunday newspaper feature they’d read called “El Nino: [&hellip
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Coal

Written by J.T. Leroy on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

  They’re buying a lot of poisoned foods: Land O’ Lakes butter, Paul Newman’s salad dressing, Sprite, Burgers ‘n’ Buns, and way-too-orange carrots and Cheetos. I know it’s all poisoned coz only safe foods are safe. I try not to stare, unlike my mom, I know she’s trying to figure out what they are. If they’re secret agents of [&hellip
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Terminator

Written by Bruce Benderson on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

The novel to which the adolescent voice was referring wasn’t exactly young-adult material. It was about the street people of Times Square and featured a hustler, a bouncer and a drag queen who were all addicted to heroin. “Terminator” was the only name by which my fan would identify herself. “How old are you?” I asked, a little urgently, my [&hellip
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