The aftermath

We're filled with the clarity that comes after a punch. And we can't turn the other cheek.

Published October 3, 2001 8:00AM (EDT)

Steeped in the rough-and-tumble spoken-word movement, boiled in punk rock, roasted in alcohol, pressure-cooked in American literature and turned like a newel post on the lathe of American journalism, Cary Tennis brings his impassioned oratory on arts, politics and culture to Salon every week except when terrorists attack and it's his birthday like on Sept. 11.

This week he is back on the job, finding that vengeance smells like jasmine, finding Jesus inadequate to the task, making sense of the carnage, sleeping through the war.

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Rantaholic: The Oral Report
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Stream: Real Media
Duration: 2:41  

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