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

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