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Emporium: Great Prose, Forgettable Stories?

It is difficult, in my mind, to overstate just how much I love Adam Johnson’s recent collection of stories, Fortune Smiles. It is easily the best collection of stories I’ve read in my lifetime, and arguably the most unforgettable reading experience I had in 2016. 720 more words

Shamed Adam Johnson is 'running a fantasy football team from prison'

Disgraced Adam Johnson, who was jailed for six years, has stoked fresh fury by managing an online fantasy football team.

While locked up, the Sunderland player has become a manager of Bronson’s 11 according to… 280 more words


Fortune Smiles

Fortune Smiles: Stories, by Adam Johnson

All through high school and college the bulk of my literary education was done through short stories. In some ways it’s understandable. 601 more words


NPR Spins Trump’s ‘Restrained’ Foreign Policy–Ignoring Threats, Bans and Escalation

 “What gives the US the right to determine the missile capacity of other countries?” is not a question NPR would ever busy itself with. But even granting the US’s inalienable right to involve itself in the affairs of these countries, the piece veers into outright spin for the Trump White House.    1,112 more words

U.S. Foreign Policy

Stranger than Fiction

I’ve been agog at the news lately, and I know we shouldn’t use clichés, but I was initially struck with the idea that the truth is indeed stranger than fiction. 460 more words

Brian Jaap: fearless on getting involved

Alone in an empty room, he glares so scornfully at the computer as if trying to burn a hole in it. It is fourth period on a somber Wednesday, Nov. 1,492 more words


In My Hands Today...

The Orphan Master’s Son – Adam Johnson

Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother—a singer “stolen” to Pyongyang—and an influential father who runs a work camp for orphans. 106 more words