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Undercover Stripper

There is a sub-genre in crime fiction, the comedic Florida crime novel. The prime proponent is Carl Hiaasen, but there’s a whole bunch of them: Tim Dorsey, Edna Buchanan, Les Standiford, Elmore Leonard and even Dave Barry. Most of them wrote chapters in a book Naked Came the Manatee if you want a good introduction. And, as Dave Barry often ... Read More »


Some women derive the most perverse pleasure watching their object of ridicule squirm, cry and otherwise become unhinged. Read More »

SXSW: 3/12/03: I FLY SXSW

SXSW REPORT 2003 Music + Media Conference March 12-16 – Austin, Texas B-SIDE 3/12/03 : I FLY SXSW Hope springs eternal on this rainy Austin, TX afternoon. Already, we’ve met several indie artists and we haven’t even hit tonight’s showcases, yet. Culture springs eternal here, too, and we’re glad of it. SXSW is just ramping up, as far as music ... Read More »

SheCourage: “That Takes Ovaries'” – Rivka Solomon, Profiled

” SheCourage: That Takes Ovaries’ – Rivka Solomon, Profiled – interview by Jianda Johnson Bravery. Courage. Chutzpah! and… Femininity? Womanhood? Girls? More often than not, that last little bit doesn’t get thrown in with lion-like qualities. Though the “mother lifting car by power of love and adrenaline” scenario does come to mind when prodded, it’s certainly not the first image ... Read More »

Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA

File under: righteous indignation I just finished reading Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA by Brenda Maddox, and I am irritated. Oh, no. It wasn’t the book. On the contrary, Maddox is a great writer and Franklin a fascinating subject. I’ve now got it in for James Watson and Francis Crick, the so-called discoverers of DNA. (Watson’s 1968 autobiography, ... Read More »

Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA

Franklin's x-ray photos of DNA were called "among the most beautiful...of any substance ever taken," but why was her vital role in the discovery of its helical structure overlooked until now? Read More »