Review: “A Narrative Based on Don DeLillo’s Baader-Meinhof”

part one: description Complementing Don DeLillo’s “Baader Meinhof,” a story of a chance encounter, Taylor rehashes an unanticipated (I think) nighttime walk through a District neighborhood known to have a “high crime rate.” She recalls the appearance of another woman—who, reason unbeknownst, jumps suddenly behind a parked car. Taylor initially freezes but, when the stranger continues … Continue reading

Review: “The Land of Guns and Roses”

part one: description Framed (neatly) around passages from Don DeLillo’s short story “Baader Meinhof,” Denise tells us about an integral moment in her character’s life: “The stock futures, higher before her coffee break, had taken a sudden and sickening dive by the time she returned. Someone was sad, someone was very, very sad. Her coworker … Continue reading

Review: “Protected: The Smiling Terrorist: A Reflection?”

part one: description Using Gerhard Richter’s photorealistic images of (a smiling) Ulrike Meinhof as a springboard, Melanie’s “Protected: The Smiling Terrorist: A Reflection?” examines fear as a bi-product of terrorism—specifically citing Jared Lee Loughner, Anders Behring Breivik, and the al Qaeda cell behind the September 11, 2001 attacks. She writes, “Richter could have painted his … Continue reading

Review: “Who are we really and how do we change in context?”

part one: description In “Who are we really and how do we change in context,” John reflects on his five years spent living in the shadow of Mount Fuji, Japan (likely on Honshu Island) in light of Don DeLillo’s s “Baader Meinhof”—a story about a chance encounter. “There was an over-arching story/theme to my time … Continue reading

Review: “The Girl Conversation from Ipanema”

part 1: a description Aaron prefaces “The Girl Conversation from Ipanema,” a spinoff of Don DeLillo’s short story “Baader-Meinhof,” with a subheading. He writes, “Reading ‘Baader-Meinhof’ reminded me of a time in my past when a random interaction with someone in a new setting had a small but surprisingly profound impact on my life.” We … Continue reading

a grand spectacle

Co-leader of the German militant group Red Army Faction, or the eponymous Baader-Meinhof Gang, Andreas Baader once tripped on four hits of LSD. “You are only meant to take one,” said former girlfriend Ello Michel in an interview with BBC. “His mother was visiting by chance and she had made this dish—pork in aspic. He … Continue reading