Quoth the Maiden: “Nevermore”

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by Brock Fanning // Forget Cliffs’ Notes. Heavy metal supergroup, Iron Maiden, has set the classics to music and, these guys know how to rock! Examine the following headbangingly subtle adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s “Murders in the Rue Morgue.” I remember it as plain as day, although it happened in the dark of the night. I was strolling through …

Life, Death & Jack Chick Or, Why Can’t Johnny Sin?

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by Michael Heaney, Creative Director // Perhaps you recall coming out of the supermarket one fine afternoon to find a bizarre little publication nestled comfortably under your windshield, waiting to be taken home to begin its task of soul nurturing. Those of you who recognize the title probably are already cringing in terror; I urge you to take another look at …

Of Malaise and Monsters

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By Brock Fanning // Jimmy Carter, “Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer,” New York: Times Books, 22 pages, $15.30.  In “The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer,” former President Jimmy Carter presents the reader with an insightful, honest look into the harsh life of a single-parent family, intensified by a symbolic fantasy aspect. The tone is a combination of Swift’s simple irony and Dickens’ stark reality, …