December 16, 2002 Commentator Andrei Codrescu hurls invective at libraries that remove dustcovers from their books. He sees this as a violation of literary dress code, much like the general public wearing T-shirts these days.
November 27, 2002 Commentator Andrei Codrescu provides a sinister, funny view of airline passengers roaming airports searching for juice for their laptops and other electronic equipment, moving like vampires hungry for blood. He is one of them.
November 19, 2002 Commentator Andrei Codrescu playfully suggests how characters can find employment in novels.
October 31, 2002 Commentator Andrei Codrescu enumerates the suffering he endured while shooting a documentary for PBS about Romania. The Polish director was like a dictator, hauling the cast and crew across the country for 10 hours, depriving them of meals, and generally being tough-minded.
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October 29, 2002 Commentator Andrei Codrescu says that when New Orleans city officials removed benches from Jackson Square to ward off vagrants, they were being untrue to the city's character.
October 10, 2002 Back from three weeks in his homeland, commentator Andrei Codrescu paints a verbal canvas of scenes from Romania. He sees various schemes for getting rich: from converting a Dracula castle to a tourist site, to Internet cafes, to strippers.
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August 20, 2002 Poet and professor Andrei Codrescu has some suggestions for poetry class this fall.
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May 21, 2002 Commentator Andrei Codrescu says he has to throw away all those low-interest credit card offers he gets in the mail... or else he'll go into deep debt.
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