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The Literary Chick Review – Blood Brothers

The Literary Chick Review – Blood Brothers

Blood Brothers The play “Cabaret” heavily informs modern perceptions of Weimar Germany. We recall garter clad Liza Minnelli and elegant Joel Grey slinking their way through a decadent underworld of sex and style. It all seems so glamorous, but the reality for most...

Black Magic Realism: John Rechy’s First Novel

JOHN RECHY IS BEST KNOWN for his groundbreaking 1963 novel City of Night, which burst on the scene with its bebop prose sketching the street life of a sought-after but elusive “youngman” on the make. Much of the book is reportedly autobiographical. Yet, while City of...

The Existentialist Pop Star

The Existentialist Pop Star

I attended Françoise Hardy’s Book Launch for her autobiography The Despair of Monkeys and Other Trifles at The Soho Grand. Ms. Hardy was not present but the evening drew a Euro-centric crowd drinking cocktails while the D.J., who looked like a young Françoise Hardy...

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The Literary Chick Interview – Adam Smyer

  Adam Smyer is the author of Knucklehead, which has been accurately described as “A fierce, intelligent, and often hilarious novel about a young African-Attorney who struggles to keep his cool in the personally and political turbulent ‘90’s”.  The Literary Chick was...