Drawing from his experience as a paramedic in Harlem, the author takes us on a gritty ride through the squalid backstreets of NYC circa 1990. Through his main character Frank, a paramedic, Mr. Burke relates life through ambulance calls with gruesome clarity and realism.
Spoon River Anthology
The author of this poetic odyssey, Edgar Lee Masters (1869-1950), was an enormously prolific American writer and poet. He is known mainly for Spoon River, his most popular work.
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
In Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Mary Roach gave a humorous summary of what happens to our bodies when we die. Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife looks beyond the physical for proof that a part of us survives death.
Stairway to Heaven: The Final Resting Places of Rock’s Legends
With a title like that, what aging rock music fan could resist? With a color photo of Jim Morrison’s grave on the cover and one of Strawberry Fields on the back, what’s not to like?
The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult – A Review of the Show
From September 27, 2005-December 31, 2005, the show “The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult,” was on display at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. While it would appear at first blush to be nothing more than a historical novelty, it is much more.