Book Reviews

Cruel Injustice by Joe Domanick

Posted May 13, 2004 by Michael Gause

In his thoughtful, often fierce critique of California’s three strikes law, “Cruel Injustice,” Joe Domanick repeatedly refers to the law as “Kafkaesque.” It’s an apt description of a law borne out of panic and the illusion that crime and gangbanging
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No There There by Chris Rhomberg

Posted April 15, 2004 by Sarah Norr

Chris Rhomberg’s No There There begins with an astonishing scene from local history: two thousand hooded Ku Klux Klan members marching through the Oakland hills, under a burning cross. Rhomberg goes on to describe two equally dramatic Oakland uprisings. In
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