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A Story I Didn’t Write and Why I Didn’t Write It

“I’m calling because I’m desperate,” she said. “I know you write stories like this.” The caller explained herself. “I have a woman friend in Brooktrails,”…

Abe Osheroff Interview

A veteran of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Abe Osheroff, 85, talks to AVA editor Bruce Anderson about fighting the fascists in Spain, communism, and the…

Thou Lingering Star

Last week Ellen Hartwell of Fort Bragg asked: “How can a lively, cognizant, compassionate ‘older’ woman find a suitable lover/companion in this post-modern morass of…

National Notes (January 17, 2001)

Bill on Al Attending the annual Texas Monthly bash, George W. was asked what he and Bill Clinton had talked about in their White House…

United Shuttle Flight #2023

The day begins inauspiciously. Then gets worse.

Due to bad weather in San Francisco, all United Shuttle flights out of LAX are either canceled or delayed. My own flight is pushed back two hours

Prime-Time Coup

Can you imagine if it was the other way round, and it was Bush who’d won the popular vote but lost the electoral college after…

The Camera’s Eye

There are two categories of bad films: those which are awful from any perspective, and those that are bearable due to a soft spot in the viewer's heart for the subject matter, the cast, the setting, or the weapons

Judge Lechowick, Indian Killer

This Friday (December 15) expect retiring judge Vincent T. Lechowick to order the dissolution and sale of the disputed Pinoleville Tribal land as his final…

Altamont

Altamont, the name brings shudders to the powers that be on both sides. I've seen it trashed by people who should know better and ones…

Like, Wow, Man

Response to a letter encouraging me to read a study on marijuana: It seems like you're trying to give me a sales job on marijuana…

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