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Choking on Christmas

17/12/2017 Editor 0

Being told “You’ll shoot your eye out” isn’t actually the worst thing to happen in a family Christmas story… By Mark Jason Williams “I am not singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Jesus again,” I shouted at […]

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RETRO: December 7, 1941

07/12/2017 M. J. Moore 0

“Pearl Harbor, when they passed it, was a shambles. Wheeler Field had been bad, but Pearl Harbor numbed the brain.” ~~~ James Jones, From Here to Eternity   The centrality of Sunday, December 7, 1941, […]

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RETRO: My Hours with Elie

04/11/2017 M. J. Moore 0

On a crisp, cool late autumn night in 1990, Elie Wiesel sat on stage in an auditorium at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota, delivering an hour-long lecture, followed by a question-and-answer session. I stared […]

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Diary From an AIDS Ward, 1984

26/10/2017 Naomi Rosenblatt 0

In the latest installment of our series by acclaimed poet and performance artist Magdalena Gómez, she reminds us, “There are too many things we forget: The AIDS epidemic of recent decades, and now the victims of […]

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Homage to Emily Dickinson

25/10/2017 Honeysuckle 0

By Jay Neugeboren Upstairs She Ties Her Poems in String Upstairs she ties her poems in string And thus her heart at last flies free— Though hope is surely not the thing On fire within that […]