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10 March, 2010 от · 9 comments

Christina Lovin Photo: Zest-pk They love each other. There is no loneliness like theirs. James Wright, “A Blessing” Now there are two. Seven deer, I’m told, before the cougar’s appetite growled: one by one they were taken down to the forest’s soft floor. Just these two escaping: a tale told by the ragged ear of […]

Women Graffiti Artists: Changing the Landscape Worldwide

4 July, 2009 от · 4 comments

Elayne Clift Photo: flavinsky Some years ago I read a book about Gypsies. It was called Bury Me Standing by Isabel Fonseca and it changed forever the way I think about the Roma people. It’s amazing how knowing something about a too-easily-stereotyped group can alter your view of its members. Such was the case when […]

Hello Young Mothers, Wherever You Are

28 April, 2009 от · No comments

Elayne Clift Photo: celesteh I’ve been thinking about mothers, and I should note straight away that my thoughts were originally coincidental to the fact that this month we will celebrate their unconditional love (thanks in large part to the flower and greeting card industries.) The reason I found myself ruminating on mothers and motherhood is […]

Thoughts on (Not) Journaling

17 February, 2009 от · 4 comments

Elayne Clift Photo: peregrineblue As a writer, I commit the cardinal sin: I don’t keep a journal. But I journal constantly. Although I didn’t have a secret diary as an adolescent, I wrote poetry. Now my “journal” is comprised of commentaries I write compulsively. As Edna O’Brien once said, “I’m a tuning fork, and twanging […]

Heads or Tails, Part II

28 January, 2009 от · 3 comments

Linda Cruise Photo: tanakawho Read Part I The following week, both women—having surrendered control—arrive at the hospital, just as their appointment cards foretold. They’re processed through registration, one form after another, until they reach pre-op and are handed an obligatory gown. Their IVs are started, their wedding bands removed, and they’re obliged to sign the […]

Women’s Clothes in the Twenty-First Century

14 January, 2009 от · 3 comments

Anca Vlasopolos Photo: Rudolfo Nunez I’ll confess: I shop for my husband. I buy him shoes, underwear, shirts, ties, slacks, jackets, belts, even overcoats. It’s easy. Shirts: 16×32; pants 36×32; jackets 42 regular; shoes 11 and a half B. I cannot shop for my daughter, who’s a willowy 5’9”, 115 pounds, with broad shoulders, a […]

Review: Dar Williams and Katie Herzig at the Clifton Center

29 November, 2008 от · 2 comments

Roger Conner Jr. Photo: HippieDude Two of my dear friends and I attended a memorable concert by Dar Williams and her guest opening artist, Katie Herzig at the Clifton Center in Louisville, KY on Sunday evening, Nov. 23, 2008. We left the Eifler Theatre pleased, carrying with us a feeling of artsy and poetic fun […]