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The Gaudy Valley, a story from my brush with gangsters

Any day is a good day to re-read The Diamond As Big as the Ritz. And today, after four days fighting a vicious cough that I thought was going to choke the life out of me, seemed a perfect one. … Continue reading

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Big Truck, a little study of power. With Aurelie Sheehan

On the podcast, a woman learns the joy of power by riding in her man’s Big Truck. Can she ever go back? And what is the cost? And how does she suddenly feel about the little car drivers?? Give Me … Continue reading

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I Love You, Please Keep Quiet

A woman confronts her childhood abuser, with the loving support of her attentive protective husband. Yet over time as that woman speaks about her abuse, and writes about it, that husband becomes increasingly uncomfortable. What to do when support isn’t … Continue reading

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On Joseph Brodsky and suffering through, by Melissa Green

Some days it seems that we have seldom lived in darker times. But writers such as Melissa Green, now living in Boston, are here to remind us about history, dark history — and that if others can survive and resist … Continue reading

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Trump Threatens to Sue My Ass, Part 2

Here again, because it’s, er, timely, is my post on Trump threatening to tear me to bits when I was 20. I thought I should repost: It was on the phone. I was twenty and an intern reporter at TIME. … Continue reading

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To Stay or to Go? Siel Ju Contemplates

I had a boyfriend like this once. We almost married, but he always countered his loving remarks with not so loving ones. For example, he told me once, repeatedly, that he wished I would die. Which I just could not … Continue reading

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Here was this chance to break through that coldness and do something decent

Episode 13 of 52 Men the Podcast. “The Difficulty of Being Good” is a story about the desire and need to help other people — in this case, two separate strangers, both met on the street at different times, and … Continue reading

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How to Conform – Growing up with the (NZ) Patriarchy

The newest podcast is close to my heart, coming from a young New Zealand woman — well, 36 — who describes being pushed into playing sports by her teacher and boys. Such a delicious simple explication of the way authority … Continue reading

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Triptych Tales … young women on men

Three new podcasts up on 52 Men the Podcast in the past 24 hours; all young women with wild and differing voices: Rebecca Baumann reads her startling story on the male gaze, expectancy and giving with “The Chocolate Box.” A … Continue reading

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Silence in the Museum now up on Soundcloud

Silence in the Museum: a brilliant tale told from the point of view of a woman in a painting. Mia Funk is a world renowned painter whose work you will probably recognize. See her website MiaFunk.com.

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