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Where Did You Go, Joe DiMaggio?

As long as I live I shall cherish my childhood visits to Yankee Stadium. Decades later I can still recall the intoxication of entering the sublime “House that Ruth Built”

Diane di Prima’s New York

Beatnik girls. You know the types, they wore tight Capri pants and lace-up throng sandals, hid in the shadows, cooked the meals, raised the babies, mopped up the messes and slyly wrote poetry – now aging, they are for the most part forgotten.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Loving Daughter

There is no more primal human relationship than the one between the woman in whose body we literally took form and ourselves: that is, between mother and child.

Documenting Revolution: Emile de Antonio

Emile de Antonio (1919-1990) has been lauded as “the most important political filmmaker during the Cold War.”

One Man’s Universe

If there is one line that captures the spirit of The Talking Cure, WBAI radio personality Mike Feder’s new autobiography, this is the one. Here is encapsulated the author’s unique combination of plodding depression, mordant humor, and degree of self-obsession verging on the absurd. Spring came at last (sigh!), no thanks to me (ha ha!).

Summer Fiction

It ain’t classic literature, but Meera Syal’s story of three childhood friends from North London’s Southeast Asian community isn’t bad either.

A Pacifist in the Trenches

John Dear’s mission in Living Peace is twofold: to promote spiritual renewal through non-violent collective action.

The Brooklyn Rail recommends…

A salacious, gender-bending story about a Havana “bicycle hooker” named Alicia, who’s got more curves than J-Lo and an even savvier business sense.

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