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U.S. Government — Pynchon’s Commentary of Our Evils

“Same as Nicaragua, El Salvador, Ronald Reagan and his people, Schachtmanite goons like Elliott Abrams, turning Central America into a slaughterhouse all to play out their little anti-Communist fantasies. Guatemala by then had fallen under the control of a mass … Continue reading

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March the Conspiracy Theorist

Mike shows up with the food. Maxine sit peeling her banana, slicing it over the cereal, trying to keep her eyes wide and unjudging while March digs in to her high-cholesterol eats and is soon talking with her mouth full. … Continue reading

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Sex, Murder, Money: Bleeding Edge or a Made-for-TV Movie?

“When it’s Cornelia’s turn she calls ‘Massapequa,’ the second-soprano showstopper from Amy & Joey, an Off-Broadway musical about Amy Fisher that’s been running since 1994 to packed houses.” — Bleeding Edge, 150-51 Maxine joins Rocky and his companions at Lucky … Continue reading

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Guardian of Whatever the City Threw Away

This excerpt, from the end of March Kelleher’s speech at the eighth-grade graduation that opens up Chapter 11, is the conclusion to her story of the stealthy ruler that would pay off those who could recognize him with a small … Continue reading

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DeepArcher: The Deep Web and the “Real” World

“Originally the guys, you have to wonder how presciently, had it in mind to create a virtual sanctuary to escape from the many varieties of real world discomfort. A grand-scale motel for the afflicted, a destination reachable by virtual midnight … Continue reading

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Untraceability an Impossibility?

And here they all are tonight, converged into this born-again imitation of their own American heartland, here in the bad Big Apple. Blending with this for as long as she can, Maxine finally seeks refuge in the subway, takes the … Continue reading

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Pizza and Chi Chi Rodriguez

“Well, they love him. What’s she supposed to do about that? She wants to lie down next to them, is what, and watch the rest of the movie, but they’ve taken up all available space. She goes in the living … Continue reading

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