Issue 17: 23 Mar 2017

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Cagey

By | 2017-03-22T13:59:44+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Issue 17: 23 Mar 2017|Tags: , , |

By Koushik Banerjea   “What are you doing?” He was surprised by the question, believing himself to have been alone. He had been admiring himself in a shard of mirror he had found earlier, discarded on the dirt road snaking around the park. Gauging his reflection, he tried to look haughty, then severe, by turns flaring [...]

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When Our Culture Is Los Angeles Instead of Joshua Tree, This Is How We Elect a President

By | 2017-03-22T15:18:58+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Issue 17: 23 Mar 2017|Tags: , |

By Peter Brown Hoffmeister    Part I Sunrise, the first day in Joshua Tree, a Purple-Bibbed Hummingbird flits and dips into the late March blooms off my back patio, and a male House Finch, head red as a carpet in Hollywood, chatters with his mate about mosquito meals and black-fly-bacon for breakfast. I turn and watch a [...]

Curry’s Common Ground

By | 2017-03-22T15:21:35+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Issue 17: 23 Mar 2017|Tags: , |

By Mary Petiet   The man behind the counter glances between the potent spice mixes and my ten-year-old son. “You like this?” the man asks in a heavy Pakistani accent. He starts ringing up the sale, and cultures connect as my blond towhead grins widely and tells him he loves curry. When I was ten years old, [...]

i’m sawing off my roots

By | 2017-03-22T14:48:33+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Issue 17: 23 Mar 2017|Tags: , |

By Cyrus Parker   watching the place i had called home for twenty-five years turn red for the first time in twenty-four— on a night that would determine the future of not only myself, but so many other people, many whose entire livelihoods were on the line— was the first time i had ever been ashamed [...]