Enlightenment’s Evil Twin

January 28, 2014 Jeff Warren 25

Exploring the Shadow Side of Meditation In 1974 Hans Burgschmidt was sixteen years old, living in the Canadian Prairies, working in a photography studio darkroom, elbow-deep in chemicals all day long. “Is this what life […]

Pee-Shy: A Memoir

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An Excerpt from Pee-Shy by Frank Spinelli, M.D. First printed: January, 2014 I arranged to meet Chad at a bar on Ninth Avenue called Kanvas. That Saturday night I arrived early and selected a seat […] […]

A Man’s Heart

January 28, 2014 Tomas Nemec 1

The interests of Tomáš Němec are wide-ranging: He loves films by Pasolini, Hitchcock and Tarantino, is enthusiastic about music, about Chopin and Callas as much as Blondie and Édith Piaf. And still, all these interests […] […]

The Apartness of Things

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To slightly misquote a quotation by the Yale art historian Robert Ferris Thompson, “I am going to tell you what I will tell you. I will then tell you. And then I will tell you […] […]


January 28, 2014 Adam A. Neal 3

“Fucking, fucking, fucking, fucking.” With each swear, the scissor blade hit my arms, but the pain never surfaced. I was already in too much pain for it to matter. “Fucking, fucking, fucking, fucking.” I cursed […] […]

Masculinity Redux

January 28, 2014 Velleda C Ceccoli PhD 4

What makes a man a man? Is it biology? Cultural narratives? Societal expectations? All of these certainly shape gendered identity and dictate masculinity and femininity, establishing those characteristics that are considered male, and those that […] […]

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