Issue 5 - Fall 2004
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Issue 5 - Fall 2004

Table of Contents

Welcome to Issue 5. In our first issue I mentioned that time flies when you're over forty and it seems like I wrote that editorial only yesterday.

That being said, in these past few weeks of May, it has been impossible to avoid the story of the seventeen-year emergence of the Cicada. It is their year and the media is letting them have it. I understand the attention. It is a fascinating story.
By William Roper

Let us define bickering as being between a man and a woman. Some activists want to expand the definition to include same-sex arguing, but that would only weaken some of society's most sacred values.
Between a Man and a Woman
By Tom Good

I'm not kidding. This thing is the most amazing cleaning product I've ever tried. In case you haven't seen it, it looks like a white sponge, only lighter and squishier.
Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is the shit
By Laurel Sutton

Oh New York City, New York... where do I even begin? You're like Pennsylvania's older, cooler cousin.
New York City News
By Ertel Gray

Not too long ago, I was a 40-something straight screenwriter. Then I awoke one morning to discover that I'd become a hot young gay novelist.
Coming Out
By Allison Burnett

Sequential art jumped the paper to pixel divide like a gazelle. Then, at Plan 9 Publishing, it sort of jumped back.
Paper Freaks in the Digital Age
By Ginger Mayerson

Because balancing a laptop in the bathroom is tricky. Seriously, people still like the feel and smell of a book. It doesn't need batteries, cables, and you never get spammed. Also, there is a big difference between a comic at 72 dpi and a printed page at 600 dpi.
An Interview with David Allen
By Ellen Bauerle, Ginger Mayerson and Laurel Sutton

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LHLS Author and Editor News and Reviews

Look for Issue 6 this Winter.

Issue 6 Preview:

"Anyone who has kids knows the answer: It's nature. Nurture isn't even in second place. Parents can of course have a negative impact, in obvious ways, but everything else is cellular. My daughters are amazing adults and I love them without reserve, but that's not because of anything I did. Oh, wait, I made sure they listened to lots of Van Morrison." An interview with Jon Carroll, San Francisco Chronicle columnist

Issue 7 Preview:

"It sounds good, but like lots of those clever sayings, it probably bottoms out in practice. And yes, I think approximately 48.25% of us deserve the current administration. An interview with Mike Nelson of Mystery Science 3000

Previous issues

Well, we can start telling gay men that they don't exist in an alternate moral universe, where anything that a gay man wants to do in the sack, however self- or other-destructive, is his right. An Interview with Dan Savage

I'm a lifelong journalist. I think everyone is immoral. An Interview with John Bloom

I'm just white-knuckling it with the muse. An Interview with Brooke McEldowney The biggest danger facing the U.S. right now is ignorance. Ignorance and apathy. This administration is screwing this country over for years and years to come and so many people have the attitude that it is treasonous to disagree with our government's shady-assed behavior. It's absurd. People are slowly waking up, though. An Interview with Keith Knight

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Editor in Chief - Ginger Mayerson
Editor Cache - Laurel Sutton
Art and Architecture Editor - Robin Austin
Business and Economics Editor - Ellen Bauerle
Culture and Fashion Editor
Gardening Editor - Lynn Loper
Music and Dance Editor
Poetry and Fiction Editor
Politics Editor - James L. Capozzola
Religion Editor - Jane Seaton
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Reviewers: Chad Denton; Tom Good; Jessica Groper; Kathy LaFollett; Jane Melander; Kathryn L. Ramage; William Wentworth-Sheilds

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