Playing with fire at the Magic fantasy-card-game tournament.
Author Archives: Etelka Lehoczky
Chicken-Fight the Power
On the Job With Crackers, TV Nation’s Fine Feathered Corporate Crime Buster
Playboy aims high with a new campus campaign
The Tricky Business of Slacker Seduction
Jong and the Restless
Is this a reading by an important feminist author, or have I blundered into one of my mom’s bridge parties?
“What kind of article are you writing?” the Miss Tri-Village pageant coordinator asked skeptically when I began questioning her about her involvement with the Miss Illinois program. She had me there. I’d been hanging around at the pageant’s “leadership conference” all day, and aside from a bad case of the snubs–which I’d received from everyone […]
Reading: Surrender My Guilt
The new feminism means freedom to enjoy the things that give us pleasure without letting anyone–even feminists–make us feel like helpless dupes.
Hanging at the Gallery
When my roommate Harald went back to Germany I stopped going to the Gallery so much. It had been his find and his hangout, and he had reveled in it. “It’s…it’s ze Gallery!” he would crow, basking in the triumph of discovery each time the place revealed some new quirk. He’d had to coax and […]
A Gathering of the Klan
When the Ku Klux Klan was granted a permit to rally on the Illinois state capitol steps the day after Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, it made instant news. The Klan’s an anachronism, its endurance a signifier of how far we’ve come and how far we’ve yet to go. Undeniably evil, not as bizarre as […]
The Coalition for Positive Sexuality Visits Lincoln Park High
Administration invites radical to campus! Students insist on civility!