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Vol. 7, No. 1, 2008

     
 
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CONTENTS
  1. Editorial
IN DEFENSE OF PORNOGRAPHY by Wendy McElroy
If it's choice, let us rejoice -- some women say.
  2. Essay
THE TRIUMPH OF THE PORNOGRAPHIC IMAGINATION by Rochelle Gurstein
With cardio striptease classes at health clubs, has the erotic imagination of women ever been more flat?
  3. Interview
AYAAN HIRSI ALI interviewed by Rogier Van Bakel
From Allah to atheism -- on the road with Ayaan Ali.
  4.

Words
A 400 WORD DISSERTATION ON VIOLENT MEN by Kristen Kosmas
"If my holes were revolution they would fill themselves and overflow and the unspeakable from every hole would drown you."


  5.

Film Review
IRINA PALM by Philippa Hawker
Will virtue win the day as Marianne Faithfull turns tricks for medicine?


  6. Music
SIX DEGREES OF JAZZ
Mimi Fox is simply one of the great jazz guitarists in the world.
  7. Book Review
ROBERT JENSEN'S GETTING OFF reviewed by Eleanor J. Bader
Shamed by pornography's debasement of women, Jensen renounces his masculinity.
  8. A Modest Proposal
PRISONS OF THE WORLD UNITE by Robert J. Lewis
Welcome to the incarceration reformation: Automatic solitary confinement for everyone.
  9. Book Excerpt
HOWARD RICHLER: CAN I HAVE A WORD WITH YOU?
From malaprops (the 'wonton' aggression of the Chinese) to mondegreens, 'Excuse me while I kiss this guy' (Hendrix).
  10. Essay
RIGHT-THROUGH STARE by Aletheia Plankiw
Machisimo and women's Achilles' heel?
  11. Art Review
GUDRUN VERA HJARTARDOTTIR reviewed by Tamara Schullin
Installation art that rips your heart out --"there are children in the morning,
they are leaning out for love and they will lean that way forever."

  12. Art Matters
WHAT IS BUILT BY MANY MAY BE DESTROYED BY A FEW by Dindy Yokel
Erstwhile bedspreads, now museum pieces: Quilts and craftsmanship for the rock of ages

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