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Jacob Riis and trans-staus disguise

In 1890, Jacob Riis published How The Other Half Lives, a taxonomy of class structure which included notes on “bodily signifiers” of class, most notably, costume. 184 more words


12 cars seized during two-night prostitution sting in Edmonton

EDMONTON – An undercover operation in Edmonton’s northeast last week led to more than a dozen prostitution-related charges.

On July 16 and 17, detectives with Edmonton Police Service’s VICE section targeted neighbourhoods where residents had complained about seeing people cruising for sex. 182 more words


I've been AWOL


Okay, what the hell, I’ll be straight. MY novel THE FATE OF A BULLETT is now being reviewed…but it’ll end up being self published….sorry to all of you purists. 340 more words


Undercover: Vonnegut's Bad Joke (10/21/76)

I admit to a prejudice against Kurt Vonnegut, whose new novel, Slapstick (Delacorte/Seymour Lawrence, 243 pp., $7.95), I have just read, but I didn’t always feel that way. 1,016 more words

Greil Marcus

Undercover: Summer Reading (08/07/80)

Nearly everyone with the slightest interest in reggae has seen Perry Henzell’s 1972 film, The Harder They Come–indeed, most of us may have always judged the music against the images of the film. 825 more words

Greil Marcus

Shelby County deputies nab serial shoplifters

SHELBY CO., Tenn. — A neighborhood crime alert is keeping an undercover unit in the sheriff’s office busy.

Deputies said they’ve caught more than 20 people for theft in the past two weeks. 262 more words


The Raid 2 (2014)

Raiding my refrigerator is more exciting than this sequel. Yes, the fights were intense and graphically violent. Yes, some of the sets were cool and the amount of extras worked into the fight choreography was impressive… but what the heck was up with that plot? 105 more words