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The People’s Heroes of Romantic Liberty.

by Brian Griffith. As my wife’s Iranian culture is commonly reputed to be dour and puritanically moralistic, I was glad to learn that this country has long provided perhaps the world’s most enthusiastic audience for fine erotic poetry. And although … Continue reading

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Hope I Get Old Before I Die.

by Boff Whalley. Sukhdev Sandhu, reviewing Simon Reynolds’ book ‘Retromania’, refers to ‘the poverty of abundance’, describing how popular music can now be heard (and consumed) so easily and so universally that its ubiquity ‘puts a brake on its ability … Continue reading

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What’s to Admire About Iranian Women?

by Brian Griffith. It probably sounds condescending to say that Iranian women are often powerful—intellectually, artistically, morally, sexually, financially or spiritually. Such a statement suggests surprise, and of course it should be no surprise. It has been normal for rulers … Continue reading

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Too Much to Ask.

by Marissa Bell Toffoli.                                 Pancake, pancake. Eat that one, in your hand. You have it right there.                    No, Mama. More. The boy has begun to understand there is a name for each want. I take the pancake, … Continue reading

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Fabulous.

by David D. Horowitz.   “How’s it going today, David?” “Fine.” “Just ‘fine’? Normally, you say ‘fabulous’ or ‘marvelous.’ Is anything wrong?” “I’m fine—but not with fanatics bombing dozens of families picnicking in a park on Easter. My weekend was … Continue reading

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What is ‘Visionary Fiction’?: An Interview with Walidah Imarisha.

(Called ‘Homegirl with a hand grenade’, Walidah Imarisha is an educator, writer, public scholar, and poet. She’s edited two anthologies, Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements (AK Press/IAS, Spring 2015) and Another World is Possible (Subway Press, … Continue reading

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