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Table of Contents:

Summer 2006

Music, Visual Arts, Non-Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Per Contra Tech and Reviews

Music - Click Here

Deeyah: Her music and her opinions raise eyebrows and awareness.  Find out why the "Muslim Madonna" is at the center of the controversy.  Also, Taiko drumming a continent and a culture away.


Visual Arts - Click Here

Featuring Zhi Lin, Rulan Geiger and Max Mason, with Larry Silver on art survey texts, Charles Morscheck on the new Janson,


Non-Fiction - Click Here

The Green Thought, Erica Jong with Nettie Hartsock, Gordon Fellman on the "Mutuality Paradigm," Maria de la Luz Matus-Mendosa on "The Sexless Land," Sandra Peart on economic freedom, Captain K. Knox Nunnally on the "Fight for Freedom in Iraq," Father Shane Tharp on a different kind of freedom, The Dea[r]th of Solitude, steroids and baseball and the United Nations on precisely what a woman should expect.


Fiction - Click Here

Featuring Ruth Behar, Paula Marantz Cohen, Alicia Gifford, Randall Brown, Anthony Pirnot, Antonios Maltezos and Wadzanai Mhute.


Poetry - Click Here

Featuring Eleanor Wilner, David Slavitt, Kathrine Varnes and Shulamith Caine.


Tech - Click Here

Free your computer from spyware and Super Ad Blocker to eliminate those annoying pop up ads.


Reviews - Click Here

The Art and Films of Lynn Hershman Leeson: Secret Agent, Private I




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In This Issue

From the Cover: Deeyah on her music and the danger of holding "Unpopular Ideas" - Click the picture for the stories in Per Contra Music.


Gordon Fellman wants a paradigm shift.  What's in it for you?  Click the picture for the essay.


"Fortuna Egozi Pierces Her Ears" - Fiction by Ruth Behar Click picture for story.


Translation: Two Odes of Oedipus Tyrannos and a discussion about translation by David R. Slavitt.  Click picture for the translations.








Per Contra Visual Arts

Click pictures below for the interviews and artwork.  Zhi Lin: Five Capital Executions in China. 


Rulan Geiger: Diverse work influenced by trials and travels only a few people could imagine.


Max Mason: In the ballpark with art about the game.  No, really.