Reading Sontag When Life is Sci-Fi

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I’ve never been able to read much non-fiction, always lamented my impatience for it. And yet now I find I’m unable to put down...

Diastema: The Spaces Between

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I’ve had a sizable gap between my two front teeth for my entire life, and for most of it, I’ve wanted to get rid...

The Novel I Will Never Write: A Screed by Gabe Cohen

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The protagonist of the novel I will never write is kind of like me. Except more articulate. And cleverer. And a bit more handsome....

Stories About the End of the World

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My first visit to a science museum, when I was kid, had a remarkable impact on me. I might have been eleven or twelve;...

Complaint and Prayer

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In recognition of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, we are proud to publish Marie G Coleman's personal essay "Complaint and Prayer." Coleman's piece...

Marcuse on the MTA

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To open separate window, click button on upper right of comic display   “Marcuse on the MTA” is an excerpt from Herbert Marcuse, Philosopher of Utopia: A...

You Had Me at Beheading! The Author of “Against Football” Responds...

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To open separate window, click button on upper right of display   Copyright @ 2015 by Steve Almond. First published in The Rumpus, December 1, 2015. Reprinted...

The War on Pagans

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It’s the time of year for the “War on Christmas”.  The war, supposedly a slight against Christianity, was most recently inspired by a book...

Learning Hungarian

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Roza, my four-year-old daughter, is patient with me as I struggle to understand her. She doesn’t know it, but I’m in awe of the...

Answering Alternative Facts with Fiction

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There is a sense, this week, with Trump’s shifting stories on his payout to Stormy Daniels, of a crescendo in the administration's run of...