Perrotta's "The Leftovers": Speculative Fiction and the Human Condition

Nora Durst finds herself at the intersection of something routinely normal for middle-class Americans living in the comfort of suburbia and distinctly otherworldly at the same time in Tom Perrotta’s The Leftovers, his newest novel venturing into speculative/ dystopian fiction. Visiting the mall with her sister during the Christmas season, Nora confronts the sudden disappearance […]

Understanding the Issues at KPFA: Tale of Foxes in the Henhouse

By Carol Spooner Two years ago there were major staff cuts all across the Pacifica Network — all except KPFA. For the rest of the network salaries and related expenses were cut 18.5% from 2008 to 2010 — from $6.3 million to $5.1 million. But at KPFA the reduction was just 6.1% — from $2.4 […]