"When I woke up this mornin', Coulda sworn it was Judgment Day." Out of the darkness of rural Minnesota, four women speed towards the last man on earth: the artist formerly known as...
The content of post-game interviews and sports chatter is so often meaningless, if not insufferable. And yet there are athletes like Metta World Peace who transcend lame clichés and rote patter, who use language in surprising ways, who can be funny and shocking and insightful and alarmingly sincere--pure poetry. <P><P>Muhammad Ali offered dazzling displays of lexical wizardry, and Allen Iverson's infamous "practice" rant shifted the postgame press conference from the banal to the absurd. Featuring an introduction by award-winning sports writer Bethlehem Shoals, "Erratic Fire, Erratic Passion" is a celebration of these rare and exceptional moments. Various poetic forms and line-breaks highlight--or, in the words of Deion Sanders, "deem to set a candor on"--the sophisticated, sublime, and surprising performances of language made by professional athletes.
It's the Silver Jubilee of People Park, an urban experiment conceived by a radical mayor and zealously policed by the testosterone-powered New Fraternal League of Men. To celebrate, the insular island city has engaged the illustrator Raven, who promises to deliver the most astonishing spectacle its residents have ever seen. As the entire island comes together for the event, we meet an unforgettable cross-section of its inhabitants, from activists to nihilists, art stars to athletes, families to inveterate loners. Soon, however, what has promised to be a triumph of civic harmony begins to reveal its shadow side. And when Raven's illustration exceeds even the most extreme of expectations, the island is plunged into a series of unnatural disasters that force people to confront what they are really made of.People Park is a tour de force of eerily prescient, grotesque, and hilarious observation and a narrative of gripping, unrelenting suspense. Malla writes as if the twin demons of Stephen King and Flannery O'Connor were resting on his shoulders. You've never read anything quite like People Park.
Stella Artois Presents Ten Years of The Walrus Laughs. The Walrus magazine ten-year anniversary series kicks off with six of the funniest, wittiest examples of gut-busting hilarity from our pages and The Walrus Laughs website. With pieces from Pasha Malla, Marni Jackson, Jacob Pacey, Wendy Dennis and Rebecca Addelman, this collection is sure to brighten even your darkest day. This anthology is brought to you by Stella Artois. Visit www.stellaartois.com/lasociete and join La Société for access to a free ebook, exclusive experiences, daily musings and much more. The Walrus celebrates ten years of award-winning stories, articles, poetry, and prose with our 10th Anniversary anthology series. Each themed anthology includes award-winning writing, staff favourites, and some of our most commented on and controversial articles from the first ten-years of Canada's best magazine.
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