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Stephen Dobyns: Stories

All stories, as they reach their end, are sad.
The rain comes; the night falls; Malone dies alone.

January 12, 2020 · 4 Comments

Jonathan Waterlow: The jokes always saved us — humor in the time of Stalin

In a world of stifling conformity and endless fake news, even simple satirical barbs can serve as a profoundly personal assertion that ‘I joke, therefore I am.’

December 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Cautionary Tales

. A short film written and directed by Us. A bizarre incident as a young boy left Aaron with an unusual facial disfigurement that has plagued him all his life. … Continue reading

July 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

John Detwiler: Cautionary Tales of Hubris

A life-and-death fight isn’t polite. We shouldn’t expect such a battle to be bound by the Marquess of Queensberry rules – or any other code of ‘civilized’ behavior. A few … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

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