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Manil Suri's Death of Vishnu

0 Comments · Thursday, February 21, 2002
In Manil Suri's debut novel, The Death of Vishnu, it wouldn't be giving anything away to say that Vishnu doesn't make it to the end. Vishnu, like the Vishnu of Hindu mythology, is a caretaker  

Robert Cohen's Inspired Sleep

0 Comments · Thursday, February 7, 2002
Robert Cohen isn't sure what's different about a book tour for the paperback release of a book as compared to the tour for the original hardcover release. "To be honest, I've never done it be  

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Our columnists weigh in on Valentine's Day

0 Comments · Thursday, February 7, 2002
I've always wanted to be a table-for-two canoodler on Valentine's Day. I never have been. Between a history of January break-ups and of dating boys who say they don't recognize the holiday, I  

Camron Wright: Letters For Emily

0 Comments · Thursday, January 24, 2002
For some men, the shiny red Miata works. For others, a new wife tops a convertible. The male mid-life crisis isn't satiated logically. A man with no writing experience might even decide to pen a  

Ann Rule's Every Breath You Take

0 Comments · Thursday, January 17, 2002
Ann Rule's latest true crime thriller begins with a three-page listing of who's who. Exes, abandoned children, girls with male names and half-siblings complicate the cast. It's more than a li  

How Ohio Invented the World by Curt Dalton

0 Comments · Thursday, December 6, 2001
While working for the last three years at the Montgomery County Historical Society, Curt Dalton came across countless interesting things. And then came the yo-yo. "When you find out that your st  

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Out on the Town

0 Comments · Thursday, December 6, 2001
Nipples While walking through Carew Tower after lunch Wednesday, we passed the Express store. "When did it become acceptable for mannequins to have nipples?," my friend asked. I wasn't really su  

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Out on the Town

0 Comments · Thursday, November 29, 2001
Another Thanksgiving Holiday weekend has come and gone. As delightful as Thursday's food and family overdose is, some prefer the shopping frenzy on Friday. This year Friday turned out to be, if not  

Out on the Town

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 21, 2001
Last Friday I was at the Barrel House enjoying the sounds of the Fairmount Girls and the Ass Ponys. I like them both -- in fact, I forgot just how good the Ass Ponys sound live. But I also went for   

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House churches and intentional communities renovate Christianity

0 Comments · Thursday, October 18, 2001
In a coffee shop in Northside sits a man whose arms and legs are a rainbow of tattoos. Among Tawd Bell's piercings are large circular pieces stretching his lower ear lobes and three evenly spaced