Wednesday, 12 March 2008
the ghost who walks
After a long hiatus caused by the New Orleans floods, Andrei Codrescu's journal Exquisite Corpse is running again. The current issue has a gruesome piece by the founder-editor on the smell of the city, weeks and months after the floods, caused by unrecovered bodies and by rotting foodstuff in powerless refrigerators. These white boxes became primed canvasses for comment on Washington's negligence.