Vol. 2, No. 1
November/December, 1997


s p o t l i g h t   o n . . .
International author Oren Shafir
Spotlight
f r o m   t h e   e d i t o r s
Chris Lott grows into an OLD old man; Tom Dooley wishes he lived on a houseboat
Editors
t h e   s a l o n
Two timely pieces by featured essayist Valentine Michael Smith
Salon
f r o m   t h e   i n s i d e
Prison essayist Anthony Brown on crime prevention, a child's education and a prisoner's healing.
From the Inside
m a k i n g     t i m e
Music columnist Don Mager examines the legacy of Ernst Krenek
Making Time (Music Review)
f i c t i o n
Richard Cumyn, Sean Nighbert, and Buck McCrary
Fiction
p o e t r y
David Cowen, katrina grace craig, Necca Stoller, Daniel Weinshenker, Joan Godfrey, Doug Tanoury, Suzanne Fortin, and Peter Munro
Poetry
n o n f i c t i o n
Edda Livingston writes a letter to the modern artist and JJ Wylie explains why pornography is interesting, you might be stupid, and cultural masturbation will be the death of us
Nonfiction
t r a v e l
Amy Sadler continues her cross country trek In Search of Jack Kerouac
Travel
m i s c e l l a n y
A minor psychotic episode with Chuck Nyren
Miscellany
i n t e r  /  r e v i e w s
Book reviews from Doug Lawson, Ann Skea, and Harriet Klausner
Reviews & Interviews
c i n e m a
Film reviews from our Cadre of Critics, Shaggy Bob, Mark Leeper, and Chris Null
Film & Cinema