June 22, 2017

Minor League Season Begins—Again

By Brian Michael Murphy

People asked Ron Shelton, again and again, if he was going to write a sequel to Bull Durham. He couldn’t bring himself to do it, and I’m glad he didn’t. […]

March 28, 2017

The Show – Episode 3 of 3

By Keith S. Wilson

(Continued from The Show – Episode 2 of 3) I remember a moment, the second time I got bed bugs, that I couldn’t stop myself from crying. I was in […]

March 15, 2017

The Show – Episode 2 of 3

By Keith S. Wilson

(Continued from The Show – Episode 1 of 3) I had a notebook beside my bed where I sometimes wrote (I was beginning to think I should be a poet). […]

March 8, 2017

The Show – Episode 1 of 3

By Keith S. Wilson

My first serious girlfriend told me once that she wasn’t sure her grandparents would be okay with me. My existence was problematic, that is, relative to their granddaughter. I don’t […]

March 14, 2016

The Eros of Bees

By Rosebud Ben-Oni

To the bee, a flower is the fountain of life, and to the flower, the bee is a messenger of love. —Khalil Gibran On the 7 Train, a friend tells […]

February 18, 2016

The Weight that Will Make Us Planets

By Rosebud Ben-Oni

A week before the Lunar New Year, an old friend whom you met only last year drops you a line, which means you Skype. Lately the computer freezes because he’s […]

December 1, 2015

Notes on Love and Violence, Part 2

By Rosebud Ben-Oni

  “Well, he acts like he has genuine emotions… But as to whether he has real feelings is something I don’t think anyone can truthfully answer.” — Dave Bowman on […]

November 19, 2015

Notes on Love and Violence

By Rosebud Ben-Oni

‘Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.’ — Max Frisch (1) My mother did not like me hanging around outside: to stand on a street corner any day, […]