In This Issue


Michael Bettencourt
Stand to the right while walkers walk on the left

Arthur Meiselman
Sleeping Alone
How long? Days, months, years?

Claudine Jones
A Perfectly Innocent Attack
How am I any different than a hen?

Nathan Thomas
It Can Happen
Sinclair Lewis’ 1936 novel seems ever more prescient 

Kim Chernin
Why Hebrew Can’t Speak Yiddish
Hebrew does not easily smile, Yiddish talks with its hands

Patrick Walsh
Jackie Robinson and the Question of “Why?”
How he wouldn’t be intimidated

Les Marcott
Ode To A Friend
Melding humor and existential angst


Catherine Conway Honig
Euripides, Shakespeare and Stoppard
Adapted Anew

At the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Miles David Moore
Film Reviews
The Sense of an Ending
The best kind of Magic Realism

Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold
Lost Paradise:
Robert Peter Tristram Coffin
A remarkable career that included a Pulitzer Prize


Karren Lalonde Alenier
Reality Dustup

Arriving at the bigger truth, storytellers lie

Kim Chernin
Small Acts of Concern

The state of mind in which it is possible to act politically

Janine Yasovant
Arts of Thailand
Watana Kreetong
What is art containing the story of thought?
(in English and Thai)

David Wiley
Colors of the Roundtable

Episode 7: Visions Of Paradise - Part V

Elliot Feldman

Old Fart Village

High Noon on the Golf Cart Path

Renate Stendhal
Hotel Violet

Fourth excerpt from Kiss Me Again, Paris

Griselda Steiner
To The Thunderbird
Carried me into womanhood




The Photography of
Jon Rendell
Half ‘n Half
Rule of thirds be damned

The Art of David Wiley
& Poetry
Hornyfooted Goatsbeard
The Language of Color


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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May 2017
Volume 17 Issue 12

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