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What Makes A Story “Depressing”?

I recently read Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum, winner of the PEN Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction and several other accolades. When describing it to friends as a story told from the perspectives of patients and staff at an institution for severely disabled minors, I got a common response: “Well, … 1,104 more words

Scars & Physical Ability

Looking Glass Warfare

This self, reflected. Dark brows, dark eyes, faded red hair,
life scrawled in scars and the bright windows of tattoos.

Transparent, I reach for the glass to touch, the longing… 103 more words




New Gallery Representation

I am both pleased and proud to announce that I have signed on with Sorrel Sky Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Durango, Colorado. 62 more words


Writing the Unwriteable

So what’s your book about then? It’s the obvious question, once you’ve fessed up to what you spend a large chunk of your time doing. There are several options here. 1,474 more words


"Even Lorne Michaels got into the game."

Shawn Pryor:  The whole thing is, black people are kinda public enemy number one because we hardly get work.  So if I’m quiet and I’m silent and I sit over in the corner and work hard and do all the things we’re told, “You work hard and you take your vitamins and you say your prayers, on some Hulk Hogan shit, you do that, your time will come, your time will come…”   Well, I’m sorry but the business has been fucked up for like the last twenty-somethin’ years. 

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