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Helen Knode

Smoking Guns, Hot Pussy

Illustration by Dave Shulman LOCKWOOD SAID, "TELL ME ABOUT THE GUN." "Why? She was killed with a knife." "Your knife." We were sitting in a back booth at the House of Pies on Vermont. I'd ordered breakfast to prove I wasn't cowed. Lockwood ordered coffee and asked the waiter not......

The School for Violence

Riane Eisler is a macro-historian; systems and cultural-transformation theorist; international activist for peace, human rights and the environment; and president of the Center for Partnership Studies. In The Chalice and the Blade (1987), an international best-seller, she reviewed Western history in a radical new way, and introduced the models of......
Toro! Toro! (Sony Pictures Classics)

Sweet Bird of Youth

(Originally published July 1, 1988) It must’ve begun with the Romantics, our culture’s frantic overvaluation of youth. For living fast and dying pretty, musicians of the 20th century have nothing on the poets of the early 19th. Even the old stodge Wordsworth wrote his best stuff early in his career......