Richard Reeves and George Mitrovich. "You know how long it takes to read 1200 pages?"
  • Richard Reeves and George Mitrovich. "You know how long it takes to read 1200 pages?"
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Mir was gifted writer invited to come from Berkeley to San Diego by Judith Moore. He wrote feature stories in the late 1980s and 1990s for the Reader.

Editor's picks of stories Mir wrote for the Reader:

"You start with the New Yorkers at seven in the morning, before they go to lunch, and you finish with Hollywood after five, when they wake up."

"You start with the New Yorkers at seven in the morning, before they go to lunch, and you finish with Hollywood after five, when they wake up."

Clifford Newman

Clifford Newman

  • A page or two out of Clifford Newman's book

  • “Then these three guys come and I’m still on the phone with the dispatcher. And they’re standin’ there — with the gun and the burritos — and she goes, ‘Well, do you still want us to send somebody out?’’ (April 12, 1990)
  • Book-lovers chew the fat at the Mission Hills Library

  • “Mysteries,” says the sign above the shelves. From rows of books below, John Parker removes one hardback, examines the cover, opens to a page, not the first page. He reads a few lines." (September 21, 1989)

(Clockwise from left) Dan Rock, Buddy Lackey, Ward Evans, Norm Leggio, Brian McAlpin.  “We’re tryin’ to put every type of feel into a metal groove."

(Clockwise from left) Dan Rock, Buddy Lackey, Ward Evans, Norm Leggio, Brian McAlpin. “We’re tryin’ to put every type of feel into a metal groove."

  • Meet El Cajon garage band Psychotic Waltz

  • "Some people are naturally rude,” Norm says. “Being in El Cajon here, everyone’s a crystal fiend, except for us. Every day we deal with weirdos and sketchers comin’ up that we can't stand.” (August 3, 1989)
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