Monthly Archives: February 2011

Flash Fiction Series: Sarah Sarai

Vows by Sarah Sarai It is no secret that there is a lot of jabber in the world coming from everywhere including the streets and the houses with their people and telephones and radios and TVs, all of them blasting … Continue reading

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SORRY IT’S SO SMALL by Lauren Ireland      

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OLD PEOPLE WHO DON’T EXIST by Paul Legault Nevertheless she wouldn’t let down her hair. HAIR: I am an extension of the dead. EMPRESS: Light it up, light it down. PAPA: Things don’t always matter. THE SUN: No, things don’t.

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Tragedy in Haymarket Square

Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, The First Labor Movement, and The Bombing That Divided Gilded Age America by James Green.  New York: Pantheon, 2006. On the evening of May 4, 1886, laborers gathered to attend a rally … Continue reading

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The Coming Crisis of Op-Ed Food: The Cheapness of Eating Expensively

By Liam Hysjulien In a study last year by Professors Dan Ariely and Micahel L. Norton aptly titled “Building A Better America—One Wealth Quintile At A Time,” we learned that Americans have little concept of the median income in this … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location

My cousin, Mark Unger, finds himself unexpectedly in prison, and has turned to writing as a sanity outlet. This essay was one of this year’s winners in a creative writing competition sponsored annually by the Prison Creative Arts Program based … Continue reading

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Cynthia Popper

things I could never know by Cynthia Popper I’m on the bus driving to the airport from Delicias and I can only think about you. For some reason the little girl sitting alone by the driver reminds me of when … Continue reading

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Rumynations: Syria in Contention

By Alejandro Moreiras Ashams, the area called Suriya by the Byzantines, was conquered by the Arabs in the mid-seventh century, much of the fighting being over by 650. It was an ancient land, a land of plenty. The Arabs had … Continue reading

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YOUR LIFE OR HERS by Norma Liliana Valdez (“Your Life Or Hers” was originally published in The Acentos Review and is reprinted here today with permission from the poet.)

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THE ENDING IS IN THE BEGINNING by Todd Boss of this first movement of Suite No. 3 in C major for solo cello by Bach. It’s lovely and sad, how it knows itself, knows its own closing as it opens. … Continue reading

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