MADELEINE BARAN is a writer based in Brooklyn.
A 21st Century Union CampaignBy Madeleine Baran
At some jobs, employees are asked to give money to charities like the United Way and the Salvation Army. At Greg Butlers job, the charity was the legal defense fund for indicted union executive Michael Forde.
A Brief History of The MassesBy Madeleine Baran
A revolutionary and not a reform magazine a free magazine; frank, arrogant, impertinent, searching for the true causes; a magazine directed against rigidity and dogma wherever it is found; printing what is too naked or true for a moneymaking press; a magazine whose final policy is to do as it pleases and conciliate nobody, not even its readers there is room for this publication in America. John Reed, 1913
Keeping Alive the French and Indian WarBy Madeleine Baran
Shaffers fort is much more than a glorified playhouse. It is an exact replicaright down to the type of wood and the thickness of the straw mattressesof a French and Indian War-era fort.
Soft Skulls New FacesBy Madeleine Baran
On a recent afternoon at 71 Bond Street in downtown Brooklyn, two dozen people crammed together to attend a poetry reading at Shortwave, the new bookstore and headquarters of Soft Skull Press.
The Writers Craft of Making a LivingBy Madeleine Baran
Patricia Geary never meant to be a science fiction writer. But when her editor at Bantam Books got into a personal dispute with the head of the department, she suddenly became one.