Issue edited by Jack Bankowsky. Essays "All Around Esthetes: Jeffrey Slonim on the Book Picture, Take Two," by Jeffrey Slonim; "Music: Howard Hampton on the Plastic People of the Universe," by Howard Hampton; "Weather Report," by Andrew Ross; "Real Life Rock: Greil Marcus' Top Ten," by Greil Marcus; "Books: Thyrza Nichols Goodeve on 'The Diary of Jack the Ripper,'" by Thyrza Nichols Goodeve; "Letter: Lars O. Ericsson, from Stockholm," by Lars O. Ericsson; "Flesh for Phantasy: Lucien Freud, Fresh Freud," by Donald Kuspit; "Flesh for Phantasy: Lucien Freud, Frayed Fraud," by Linda Nochlin; "Vital Signs: Gillian Wearing's Talking Pictures," by Jon Savage; "Gore Girl!," David Rimanelli and Rhonda Lieberman talk with John Waters; "Siva's in the House: Izhar Patkin's Dance-floor Deity," by Carlo McCormick; "Wiretap: A Walk Through the Whitney, or What We Really Say When We Talk About Art," by Gary Indiana; "Jasper Johns: 'In Memory of My Feelings - Frank O'Hara, 1961," by Wayne Koestenbaum; "Cream of Wheat Paste: Cost and Revs," by Glenn O'Brien; "Haunting Grounds: Joel Sternfeld's Crime Sights," by A.M. Homes. Reviews by Donald Kuspit, David Rimanelli, Jan Avgikos, Kirby Gookin, Jan Avgikos, Joshua Decter, Tom McEvilley, K. Marriott Jones, Justin Spring, Lois Nesbitt, Barry Schwabsky, Keith Seward, Jenifer P. Borum, Patricia C. Phillips, Thomas McEvilley, Howard Risatti, James Yood, Maria Porges, Laura U. Marks, Catherine Cafopoulos, Massimo Carboni, Juan Vicente Aliaga, Jean-Pierre Criqui, Christian Kravagna, Peter Funken, Norbert Messler, Marek Bartelik, and Michael Archer. Cover: Gillian Wearing.