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Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Going Short: Some authors simply prefer compact storytelling over the novel's wordy road | Big Books Feature by Petula Caesar

Let's Get Short: City Paper's Big Books Issue 2009 takes a look at fiction's overlooked gems | Big Books Feature

Neverending Stories: Short stories continue to be where sci-fi writers explore their big ideas | Big Books Feature by Adrienne Martini

Dead End: Has a single James Joyce short story unduly influenced contemporary American short fiction? | Big Books Feature by John Barry

The Storytellers: 27 Writers on 27 Short Stories from 27 Authors | Big Books Feature



Red Line Fever: Behind the hype and hysteria surrounding the proposed new light-rail project | Mobtown Beat by Michael Byrne

Walk for Drug Recovery: Baltimore celebrates national recovery month | Mobtown Beat by Edward Ericson Jr.

Murder Ink | The Mail



Poor Health: One of the most stunning parts of the debate about health-care reform is how often the plight of the poor gets shut out of the discussion. | Political Animal by Brian Morton



Dirt Farm: by Ben Claassen III

Important Comics: by Dina Kelberman

Just Ask Larnell: by Larnell Custis Butler

Lulu Eightball: by Emily Flake



Misdiagnosed: HEALTH's volcanic noise-pop gets a new finish | Music by Raymond Cummings

The Feelies: Crazy Rhythms, The Good Earth | Review by Lee Gardner

The Short List



The Baader Meinhof Complex | Review by Ian Grey

Lorna's Silence | Review by Bret McCabe

Thirst | Review by Jeff Niesel

Passing Strange | Review by Lee Gardner

Bright Star | Review by Bret McCabe

Pandorum | Review by Joe MacLeod



Joss Cafe and Sushi Bar | Review by Mary K. Zajac


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