PALESTINE - MIRAGE IN THE DESERT
by David Solway
A state of mind aspires to statehood
-- somewhere over Arafat's rainbow.
GOD-AWFUL IN GAZA by Robert J. Lewis
The reign of Cain falls mainly in
the plaza of Gaza.
GORE VIDAL interviewed by John Esther.
Sex, death and money -- and G.W.B
that make worlds spin on axis bold as love.
ARUNDHATI ROY - INDIA ON THE RISE.
From landless Dalits to landing
on the moon. What's next?
O. J. SIMPSON: HALF - - - BACK by
Robert J. Lewis
The magnificent confession and expiation
of O.J. Simpson -- far from heaven.
THE MOURNING FOREST reviewed by
Cinema as Haiku: an elderly man and
young woman get lost in a forest where the deceased won't let
DO VEGETARIANS LIVE LONGER?
By 3.6 years claims one study.
SOMEWHERE BEYOND THE SEA THERE
ARE HEALTHY, EDIBLE FISH
Taras Grescoe's Bottomfeeder
looks where the truth lies and what, besides the fish,
ends up on our plate.
MARINA NEMAT: LITERATURE AND DISSIDENCE
Ex-prisoner of Tehran argues for
the audacity of literature.
GOA GOA GONE FOREVER by Michael
Scarlett Keeling was lighter than
a high of a high before she was raped and murdered.
ZIFT reviewed by Marcel Dubois
Darkness at noon in Bulgaria meets
Tarantino and Lynch three nooses south of the abyss.
SIX DEGREES OF JAZZ by Neila Mezynski
Melody Gardot: When you can write
and sing, you have arrived.
THE ART AND CRAFT OF MANITA SHINE
by Lydia Schrufer
A jeweller who is bridging the great
divide: art and diamonds forever.
LAURA ARCHER'S FACES OF AFRICA by
The pain of Africa transmuted into