Category Archives: Memoir


In The Drunk Tank

Brandon Claycomb spends the night in a Kentucky jail so that you don’t have to. Continue reading

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Every Dog Owner Has His Day

Every dog has its day. Every dog owner has one, as well, including the days and months and years that follow the loss of a best friend. Finding a replacement is a matter of timing, luck, postponement, and sometimes it’s simply not possible. Then again, isn’t being irreplaceable the whole point? Continue reading

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Smoking Gun, or, Who is Katie Bell?

Gabriel Mason and his literary mentor, whom he calls Bubby, search for a reclusive heiress. Continue reading

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Before the Internet: On Bangkok, Time Machines, and Richard Linklater’s Famous Trilogy

Lauren Markham looks at her relationship, and the one depicted in Richard Linklater’s famous trilogy, from a hotel room in Bangkok Continue reading

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A Better Mother: Notes on Breastfeeding

Swati Khurana’s own grapes of wrath, the breastfeeding-medical-industrial-complex. Or, how to keep a good woman down. Continue reading

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House Haunting

Deirdre Day has wanted to buy lighthouses, grist mills, bowling alleys, and ashrams. Nothing is too wrecked to resurrect. Continue reading

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The Monkees, l. to r., Mike, Micky, Peter, Davey

The Girls, Their TVs and The Monkees

Hey, hey, it’s the Monkees, still stealing hearts and wowing audiences after almost a half-century. Writer-DJ Amanda Nazario checks out the band – and the intense fandom – at the Borgota Casino, and leads us into her unwavering, soul-deep crush on one of the best pop groups ever. Continue reading

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