Yunel Escobar, homophobia and the folly of tolerance


My mom has a thing for fools. More correctly, she has a thing for saying the word “fool.” She loves it. Enjoys saying “fool” the way most women enjoy eating chocolate. Curls her bottom lip beneath her top row of teeth so she can push the word out with extra force; the fricative morphs into … Continue reading

The P stands for: Publishing, Pugilism, Popular this week


A disappearing act? Nope. I haven’t vanished these last couple of weeks — you just had to know where to find me. And usually that’s Laptopistan, where I peck away at projects both short and long-term, putting in eight-hour work days even during my week of “vacation.” Not that I’m complaining. Doing what I do … Continue reading

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