In This Issue


Michael Bettencourt
Trump-proofing America
It’s a perfect antidote

Arthur Meiselman
As the Wheel Turns and Turns
 A provocative, controversial, insider's look

Claudine Jones
Ad absurdum
This is an experiment

Nathan Thomas
Another New World
 All space ships in Star Wars behave like smart horses

Patrick Walsh
Time Shorts
A winter World Series/in my backyard

Les Marcott
The Sabbath/I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
A song that speaks to reckless youth


Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold
A Vast and Awesome World:
Sarah Orne Jewett’s Maine

What accounts for the resurgence of interest in her work

Miles David Moore
Film Reviews
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea

Karren Lalonde Alenier
The Dictator’s Wife

We may not share our dreams


Karren Lalonde Alenier
Happy Birthday Gertrude Stein

Was Gertrude Stein medievalist, futurist or both?

Renate Stendhal
Cultural Best of 2016:
Opera and Other Feasts
Served with a silver spoon, leaving us hungry for more

Janine Yasovant
Arts of Thailand
Duang-rithi Claewplodtook
 Thai food with style
(in English and Thai)

David Wiley
Colors of the Roundtable

Episode 7: Visions Of Paradise - Part II

Elliot Feldman

Old Fart Village

Oh, My Deer Dear!

Griselda Steiner
The Hudson River
 This is the river/My river

Renate Stendhal
Paris by Night

 Excerpts from Kiss Me Again, Paris




The Photography of
Jon Rendell
Wall and Ground

The Art of David Wiley
& Poetry
The Enigma of Contemplation
Four American Haikus


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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February 2017
Volume 17 Issue 9

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