Literary wetback

Given how much raw material there is on the streets of Mexico City, and how many novelists make it their home, it is surprising how few of them use the place as content, backdrop or subtext to their narratives. One possible reason is that most of the city’s authors are from privileged backgrounds and of […]

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Liquid lunch

Photo by Everett McCourt This man is reputed to have a price on his head in Ciudad Juárez. He is not one of the responsible parties for the repeated murders of young women in that border city. Instead, he had the temerity to write a book about them, in which he presents reasonably credible evidence […]

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This is what a writer looks like

  I have never read either of Ethan Hawke’s novels, Confessions of an Heiress by Paris Hilton, or The Truth About Diamonds by Nicole Richie. I was paralyzed when trying to decide between Monica Speaks or Monica’s Story – the former purportedly written by La Lewinsky, our erstwhile modern Mata Hari; the latter filtered through […]

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