For an example of why we’re currently living in a golden era of short-fiction, read “The First to Leave Is the Winner” in the current edition of The Missouri Review, by Becky Mandelbaum. At once hilarious and poignant, childish and deeply adult, the story relates the lovelorn travails of an instantly likeable “loser” living in her ex-boyfriend’s...
- Hope Rekindled
This past week has given us more hope for our diseased republic than any other time in 50+ years of paying attention. Observing and participating in a long-overdue peaceful uprising, occupying the streets, feeling the righteous energy of people of all ages, colors, faiths, and wealth (or lack thereof), has…
- Glenn Dickson’s “Wider Than the Sky”
Orginally posted on June 14, 2022
Clarinetist Glenn Dickson, master of klezmer, has made a solo recording, “Wider Than the Sky,” that’s been on perpetual repeat at our home office. Using over-dubs and electronic digital effects, Dickson fills the aural soundscape with a rich melange of chordal textures supporting the melody. His celebrated virtuosity is subsumed here to long, elegiac musical...