April 2020

Self-Portrait with Gas Mask, Barthel Gilles, 1930


On the Beach, On the Balcony
THEODORE DALRYMPLE

Apropros of Something: Another Look at Woody Allen
REBECCA BYNUM


The Coronavirus CalamityShutdown. Reboot!
DANIEL MALLOCK

The Party Never Sleeps: Coming of Age in Mao's China
MANYIN LI

Manyin Li Meets the Party: A Commentary
HOWARD RUTTENBERG

Do Dogs Go To Heaven?
BOYD CATHEY
 
It's Turtles all the Way Down
CARL NELSON


An Apology for Smoking: A Politically Incorrect Reflection
DAVID SOLWAY

 
Mariusz Matera: Preserving the
Memory of Jewish Life in Chelm, Poland
SHAI AFSAI and ARIELA ALUSH

Faraway Places
JAMES COMO

The Archaeology of Living Rooms
ANTHONY MAZZONE
 
For Tomorrow We Die
JEFF PLUDE


Making Sense of the Covid-19 Era
SARAH DILLINGHAM

Covid-19, Iran, and the Middle East
JERRY GORDON and ROD REUVEN DOVID BRYANT

The Bellwether of Modernist Architecture in Britain:
The Story of the De La Warr Pavilion

NORMAN BERDICHEVSKY

Weaponized Words
KENNETH FRANCIS

Tom Wolfe and the Ascent of Mass Man
PEDRO BLAS GONZÁLEZ

An Esoteric Take on The Big Lebowski
GUIDO MINA di SOSPIRO

Destroying Civilization To Save It
ARMANDO SIMÓN

Mother Jones Spins Smears and Conspiracy Theories
JOHN ROSSOMANDO


The Year of the Plague
G. MURPHY DONOVAN

Fabled Renaissance Man:
Interview with Schlomo Ben Ari

GEOFFREY CLARFIELD


STORIES & POETRY



The Mountain
KIRBY OLSON

I Am a Beast, a Monster Grown
MATTHEW WARDOUR


Freight Train Blues
ROBERT GEAR


Pandemic or No PandemicI'm Getting Married!
ARMANDO SIMÓN

Three Ghazals
JEFFREY BURGHAUSER

Wonder the Dead AND While the Wilds
MICHAEL SHINDLER

Newborns
GUY WALKER

All God's Children AND Dressed to Kill
DAVID SOLWAY

Ant AND Dusk
OISÍN BREEN

How to Make Women Want You
JUSTIN WONG

Spit AND The Train to Kheil Ha'avir
STEVEN SHER

Smelling Arctic Weather
ANKUR BETAGERI