Paul D. Dickinson

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  • 18 years ago | Pop Culture

    Catherine Liu Oriental Girls Desire Romance Kaya Productions Set in '80s-era New York City, this relentlessly imaginative novel follows an unnamed Chinese-American narrator as she engages life head-first and literally maps out the world around her...

  • 19 years ago | Books

    Doubleday OUT WEST FOLLOWS the lives of two '90s-style outlaws: Amber engineered a gas explosion to blow up her boyfriend and the "other woman," while Benjamin West was caught with a bag of dope (two ounces--that's quite a "bag"!) and a 17-year-ol...

  • 19 years ago | Books

    A RUSTED-OUT, EARLY '70s Ford F-150 pick-up with a missing door tools down Pierce Butler Route in St. Paul, its back end crammed full of water heaters, lawn furniture, and old tires. To the annoyed commuters who honk and zig-zag around it, the con...

  • 19 years ago | Pop Culture

    Curbstone PressIn this compelling life story, Ron Casanova paints a frank portrait of an "alternative" lifestyle unshaped by journalistic angle or political agenda. Casanova grew up in New York City, where he was neglected in orphanages, and later...

  • 19 years ago | Pop Culture

    YEAH, YEAH, APRIL is the cruelest month, and now it's also official poetry month in the republic. This fact is supposed to prepare us for all manner of bizarre events--such as the poetry bonanza that hit the stage last Friday at the Mall of Americ...

  • 20 years ago | Pop Culture

    ON A RECENT road trip to NYC, I was lucky enough to hear several installments of Unshackled, a radio shows that's been on the air since 1950, broadcast on a multitude of stations in the U.S., the U.K. and the Philippines. It is produced in Chicago...