a police van for transporting prisoners. The origins of the term remain uncertain. Most favoured is that it is named after a tough coloured boarding-house proprietrix, another after a racehorse of the time.
Charles Butler notes that in Fire and Hemlock and Black Maria it can be difficult to tell the difference between the use of magic and the very skillful use of psychological control ("Now" 73); this is not only true in those two novels.
Like Edison's Black Maria, where the immediacy of live performance was atomized into the Kinetoscope's tiny, infinitely repeatable moving images, this show's spatial and temporal play shifted the notion of the event itself.
The Black Maria tinted glass conjures visions of those fancy stretched jobs you sometimes see gliding about town, reserved for the superstars but which now swallow anything from a hockey team on a night out to a mini-boardroom.
TVT Records, Koch Records, Victory Records and World's Fair Label Group have all provided audio and video content from the independent artists that are showcased on Independents (ce) '05's CD player side including Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, Hacienda Brothers, Dallas Wayne, Maia Sharp, Hawthorne Heights, Ambulance LTD, The Vacation, Comback Kid, The Blue Van, The Black Maria, I am Kloot, The Stands, Giant Drag, and The Cribs.