William Considine

Moment in flux: Tuesday, February 8, 1916. Place in passing: 55 Liberty Street, Manhattan, New York City: a new tower, the Liberty Nassau Building, Liberty Tower, first called the Bryant Building for William Cullen Bryan...

Franklin Mount

The first Bergman film I ever saw was Cries and Whispers. My father took me. At age 14. It was on a double bill with Amarcord. If that sounds like a strange juxtaposition of films for a double bill, well, it is. Cries an...

Ron Kolm

Hells Kitchen After the war in Vietnam Wound down, and my stint Doing alternative service Came to an end, I had to stop And take stock Of my situation. I could return to Pennsylvania And get a job in a factory D...

Jim Feast

Best Chinese and Korean Films of 2017 1) The Battle of Memories (Leste Chen, China) Phillip K. Dickish plot where a futuristic technology goes awry. A process of selectively erasing painful memories gets mixed-up, and th...

Larissa Shmailo

I am listening to Abraham Hicks, whom the well-loved New Age maven Louise Hay, may the Universe rest her soul, calls “one of the best teachers on the planet.” Abraham is an “ascended” energy being channeled by a wo...

Darius James

An excerpt from the novel, "Froggy Chocolates" Froggie woke up curled upside down in a fetal-ball; pretzeled in a tangle of arms, legs, feet and elbows with his nose pinched between the split of another child’s bottom....