Monthly Archives: June 2009

Crime Beat: The Ypsilanti Show And Go

Man ticketed in exposure incident A man exposed himself to people waiting at a bus stop in Ypsilanti, late Saturday morning, police reports said. A 28-year-old Ypsilanti woman called police at about 11:50 a.m. after seeing the man walking around … Continue reading

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Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom by Caitlin Matthews

Geez…if I’m going to be this busy I’d at least like to make a bunch a money in the process to repay me for so much time spent deprived of the privilege of communicating with you, dear reader, but the … Continue reading

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I Think We All Know A Veronica

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Bury Me Deep by Megan Abbott

Bury Me Deep, Megan Abbott, Simon and Schuster, $15.00. There’s a lot of chatter about noir these days, but it’s easier to drop the term than to define it, and even harder to recreate a noir novel without seeming quaint … Continue reading

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Crime Beat: No Parking MEANS (whack) NO PARKING

  U-M security vehicle damaged A University of Michigan housing security vehicle was damaged by someone who struck it with an uprooted parking sign near the Central Campus this morning, campus police reports said. The windshield of the unoccupied vehicle … Continue reading

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    "See anything you like?" "Huh?" It took me a second to realize that Tekla had caught me looking down her blouse as she leaned over the table, and another second to become completely and paralyzingly embarrassed. "Uhhhh…." But … Continue reading

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A Bold and Capital Manifesto from UBU

This is (at the moment) the FIRST KNOWN PIECE OF HUMAN ART! And what is the subject? A NUDE WOMAN, the depiction of which EVEN TODAY is considered CONTROVERSIAL by both the CHRISTIAN RIGHT and the POLITICALLY CORRECT LEFT. Even before … Continue reading

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This is a very good noir novel by the author of They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

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the Beautiful

When one of her pupils fell in love with her, she displayed and threw before him one of the rags she used as a sanitary napkin, and said: "You are in love with this, young man, not with the Beautiful." … Continue reading

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Cappy’s Café

  Slim pure forest dark Sweet in your prime Glittering jewelry Spiral bracelets And shining earrings Double strands of Deep blue beads Transcendent Immanent The goddess In matter Sitting straight As the sacred oak Whose thighs are holy Specifically in … Continue reading

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