The Circle

The Circle

“For example, when you heard your dad had a seizure, you drove, what, a hundred miles or so, and never once during that drive did you try to glean any information from the InnerCirclers, or from the larger OuterCircle. Do you see that as an opportunity wasted?” “Now I...
Feminism Is For Everybody

Feminism Is For Everybody

Even though the anti-male factions within feminist movement were small in number it has been difficult to change the image of feminist women as man-hating in the public imagination. Of course by characterizing feminism as being man-hating males could deflect attention...
On Beauty

On Beauty

The bus approached. Levi did not notice it. At the last minute he stretched out his hand. The bus screeched and stopped a few feet ahead of him. He did his funky limp towards it. ‘Hey, man, how about a little more wah-ning next time?’ said the bus guy. He...
Caged Bird

Caged Bird

A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wing in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. But a bird that stalks down his narrow cage can seldom see through his bars of rage his wings are clipped and his...
Rachael Dadd

Rachael Dadd

People (darn those ‘people’) bandy around so many descriptions of singers’ voices that they start to become mundane. The ‘awesome’ effect if you will, whereupon receiving a cup of tea, I now fight the urge to indicate I am struck with...
On Beauty

On Beauty

At the moment of her own greatest emotional commitment she intervened in the most successful marriage she knew. And it was true: sitting behind her desk, examining this abandoned, rudderless man, she had felt perversely vindicated. Seeing him like that had meant she...
Sir Richard Bishop

Sir Richard Bishop

Sir Richard Bishop is one third of the band Sun City Girls. The three people that comprise Sun City Girls are temerarious in their osmosis of styles and liberal in their regurgitation and re-imagining of music from across the spectrum into some new form of...
Slip of the Tongue – Adriel Luis

Slip of the Tongue – Adriel Luis

I’ll tell you bout my ‘ethnic makeup.’
I wear foundation,
not that powdery shit,
I wear the foundation laid by my indigenous people.
It’s that foundation that makes it so that past being globalized,
I can still vocalize with confidence that i know where my roots are.
I wear this foundation not upon my face, but within my soul,
and I take this from my ancestors
because I’ll be damned if I’d ever let an American or European corporation
tell me what my foundation
should look like