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Celebrity (fiction excerpts)

“How is my Boricua?”

Ella’s voice was thick with sleep. If I had been someone else on the other end of the line calling her at that hour, she would not have been so pleasant. 475 more words


Voices in the head: from Juan Rulfo to Extremism

How many voices are inside your head? Who are they- relatives, your partner, a mélange of them? I was taking a leisurely stroll on the side of the Potomac last week when I realized this- that every man must have at least five voices in his head. 493 more words


California King (fiction excerpts)

I wasn’t sure where I was and I didn’t really care.

I was buried between so many comfy pillows that I had to make an effort to get myself upright in the bed. 1,242 more words


Translation Challenge: Call for Poems

Readers: if you have any poems in Spanish, French or Portuguese that you would like me to translate, leave a comment with the name of the poem and author. 23 more words


Translation: Golden Age of Spain

The translation of the day, a confusing mess of understanding the self:

Fin de Jorge Manrique

Conmigo solo contiendo
en una fuerte contienda,
y no hallo quien me entienda, 75 more words


A conversation with the dead: PKD on building a universe

“Because today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups—and the electronic hardware exists by which to deliver these pseudo-worlds right into the heads of the reader, the viewer, the listener.” Philip K. 575 more words