In This Issue


Michael Bettencourt
The Grey Cashmere Dress Overcoat
Something that keeps us inside our own heads

Arthur Meiselman
2 Pickles and 20 Pieces of Garlic
Everything is 90% about sex and 10% about nothing else

Claudine Jones
Cats on Prozac
What the heck is karma anyway?

Nathan Thomas
 A world where the improbable is as likely as not

Patrick Walsh
Perfect Album: Sweetheart of the Rodeo
Like a sepia-toned photo of a bygone family gathering

Les Marcott
Man Sings at His Own Funeral
How would we like to go out? 


Jon Rendell
Postcards from New York
New York in photographs

Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold
City of Spires and Masts
New York in Prints 1900 - 1940

Miles David Moore
Film Review
No Ideas But in Things


Karren Lalonde Alenier
Haji as Puppet: An Orientalist Burlesque

Will Sedarat have to go underground? 

Renate Stendhal
A Modernist Rosenkavalier at the Met

Octavian as a trannie

Janine Yasovant
Arts of Thailand
The Vihara Wannee Mural
Interview with Kriengkrai Muangmool
(in English and Thai)

David Wiley
Colors of the Roundtable

Episode 7: Visions Of Paradise - Part VI

Elliot Feldman

Old Fart Village

Audrey and the Secret Snipper

Lissa Tyler Renaud
Giddy in Wuzhen
China’s Cutting Edge Theatre Festival

Karren Lalonde Alenier
Step by Step

Extraordinary music in a historical documentary



The Art of David Wiley
& Poetry
Drunken Boat
Rimbaud’s House


Lewis Alpaugh
Thomas Hardy’s Poetry in Song

Griselda Steiner
Mario’s Stare
Your stare could melt the devil's tail


Michael Bettencourt
Undress Me
 The Greed Gene

Michael Bettencourt
Theatre Thoughts

reader columns
& writers blogs

Letters to the Editor
Qué Pasa

The Dressing
Karren Alenier
MDMMiles David Moore
Minstrel ShowLes Marcott
Nightdances Arthur Meiselman


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June 2017
Volume 18 Issue 1

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