New York is one of the capitals of the world and Los Angeles is a
constellation of plastic. San Francisco is a lady, Boston has
become Urban Renewal, Philadelphia and Baltimore and
Washington blink like dull diamonds in the smog of
Eastern Megalopolis, and New Orleans is unremarkable past
the French Quarter. Detroit is a one- trade town,
Pittsburgh has lost its golden triangle. St Louis has become
the golden arch of the corporation, and nights in
Kansas City close early. The oil depletion allowance makes
Houston and Dallas naught but checkerboards for
this sort of game. But Chicago is a great American city.
Perhaps it is the last of the great American cities. Norman Kingsley Mailer Miami and the Siege of Chicago,'The Siege of Chicago'.
Hoo-doo, which in America flowered in New
Orleans, was an unorganized
religion without ego-games or death worship. Ishmael Scott Reed Yellow BackRadio BrokeDown,'V. A Jigsaw of a Last