Author Archive
It starts with a small thing and the cure is elusive: "The Science Isn't Settled on Chronic Lyme," by Maya Dusenbery and Julie Rehmeyer on Slate.com.

It starts with a small thing and the cure is elusive: “The Science Isn’t Settled on Chronic Lyme,” by Maya Dusenbery and Julie Rehmeyer on Slate.com.

Caused by bacteria from a tiny tick bite, Lyme Disease is the very definition of a small thing with (at best) a partial cure for most people–especially women, who are often dismissed instead of treated. The authors explain the dangers of both the disease and its reception in the medical community.   Read “The Science...
From Our Pages: “Forget about Everything Else”—an interview with TyRuben Ellingson, cinematic art director and designer.

From Our Pages: “Forget about Everything Else”—an interview with TyRuben Ellingson, cinematic art director and designer.

“If a film is working, you’re forgetting about everything else….”   TyRuben Ellingson is responsible for your dreams. As a cinematic visual effects art director and conceptual designer, he creates the monsters and galaxies and eerily beautiful landscapes through which your imagination roams in the flickering light of a movie theater … or in the deepest...
Spotlight Interview: Al Landwehr, author of “‘The Dancing Horologist’ and Ten Other Love Stories.”

Spotlight Interview: Al Landwehr, author of “‘The Dancing Horologist’ and Ten Other Love Stories.”

“Put simply, a good story helps prepare the reader for reality. If all that sounds saintly, that’s another kind of distortion.”      For over forty years, Al Landwehr has written fiction featured in publications that range from slick mass-market magazines to literary journals: Playboy, Redbook, New Letters, The Chariton Review, and Negative Capability, among...
Online Exclusive: "Hands Chopping Air": on teaching ESL in Manhattan's Chinatown.  An essay by Rachel Aydt.

Online Exclusive: “Hands Chopping Air”: on teaching ESL in Manhattan’s Chinatown. An essay by Rachel Aydt.

“In winter, the ubiquitous American elm trees are bare and the anemic playgrounds of these projects are empty; the concrete of the buildings appears heavy against the gray skies…. “And yet, in these cold public spaces, the neighborhood rises into life each day as my son, Jamie, and I make our way to school. The...
Pop Culture Pulse: Yes, “Sex and the City” is 20 years old … and here are a few thoughts about that.

Pop Culture Pulse: Yes, “Sex and the City” is 20 years old … and here are a few thoughts about that.

From liberal to conservative, fun-and-fluffy features to cultural studies and a star’s campaign for governor: We’ve collected links to features from slick magazines, small web publishers, and assorted fans and critics. Pour yourself a Cosmo and start clicking. Perhaps you’ve heard? The cultural juggernaut known as Sex and the City — a TV series and two follow-up films — turned...