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Playing the Donald Trump Game

I noticed a phenomenon during this election. Vulnerable, marginalized people supporting Donald Trump—or at least claiming publicly to support Donald Trump. Continue reading




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Mourning Becomes Leonora: For a German Shepherd

She is my walk through Brooklyn, my arm toss in the park, my sit on the stoop, my weekend up in the country, my never alone, my not going to die for such a long time it feels like forever, my Lee.




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So Many Highways

I set out on the road wanting to discover who shot my mother when she was seventeen — from a forthcoming memoir by Darlin’ Neal.




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My Audition for the Ramones

Music editor Robert Burke Warren takes us back to his 1989 audition for The Ramones.




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Sunday Light and Word – Racing into Oblivion

Searching the angles of chance.




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On Losing Faith and Finding Myself Instead

  AUGUST 30, 2002. I was in a church for the first time in forever. The church where I received the Sacrament of Confirmation. The church where my parents celebrated their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary. The church where my sister was … Continue reading




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Sunday Light and Word – Cactus Bloom

Searching the angles of chance.




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Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One Before

Question: What’s a writer to do in an era where memoirs are assumed to be fictional and novels are, increasingly, considered thinly-veiled cris de coeur? Answer: Deny Everything.




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An Excerpt from “Gun Needle Spoon”

A taste of the new memoir, dropping on Tuesday, from the only Weeklings contributor who has ever robbed a bank. Continue reading




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