Short Takes

  • California Distraction: A Cocktail

    California Distraction: A Cocktail

    Writing a novel is slow and tedious, delightful and fulfilling. It takes years and draft after draft. Ron Carlson recommends that you write...

    Jun 28, 2016

  • Ali


    I WENT TO a boxing match in Las Vegas once, because it was a Showtime match and I had a friend on a Showtime show at the time. It was Mike...

    Jun 8, 2016

  • Are We Still Fabulous?

    Are We Still Fabulous?

    Oh you’ve got green eyes, oh you’ve got blue eyes, oh you’ve got gray eyes.” — New Order, “Temptation” (1982) IN THE EARLY 1980s, Medusa’s Juice Bar...

    May 17, 2016

  • On Pictures of Ships

    On Pictures of Ships

    In 1955, UFO researcher Morris K. Jessup claimed to have received a letter from a man calling himself Carlos Allende, pointing him to an experiment...

    Apr 25, 2016