Vol. 4, No. 2
April/May, 2000


s p o t l i g h t   o n . . .
Elayne Roman, whose story "Quick Pick" is moving, disturbing, and somehow redemptive at the same time.
Spotlight
f r o m   t h e   e d i t o r s
Tom Dooley takes a look around the web.
Editors
t h e   s a l o n
Featured essayists Paul Sampson and Stanley Jenkins
Salon
m a k i n g     t i m e
Music columnist Don Mager discusses Louis Andriessen
Making Time (Music Review)
f i c t i o n
Compelling tales and characters from A.M. Kiernan Andrew Morton, and John Palcewski, plus Jason DeBoer, Maureen H. Tobin and Penny Freeland.
Fiction
p o e t r y
Three cool poems from Anne Pepper, plus Kathleen Carbone, Laura Yeackel, Desiree Peterson, Alex Stolis, Travis Talley Francis Raven, Claire Cowan-Barbetti and Jody Amaya.
Poetry
n o n f i c t i o n
Frederick Zackel waxes philosophical about male genitalia, Jeff Lowenstein remembers his senior prom in light of Y2K, and Diane Dees Tobiason objects to the Ayn Rand postage stamp.
Nonfiction
m i s c e l l a n y
Michael LaRocca portrays a different Jesus and Judas, plus: Weird Dental Tools and shocking news about Kevin McGowin.
Miscellany
h u m o r  &  s a t i r e
Craig Butler profiles a "lost" icon of American drama
Humor
i n t e r  /  r e v i e w s
New book reviews from Ann Skea and Tom Dooley returns with music reviews.
Reviews & Interviews