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farzana-versey's picture
Apr.14.2014
To humanise violence is violence. Will drone operators sympathise with an artistic rendition in the form of a huge poster with a child's face placed in a field? What did the artists have in mind? What does #notabugsplat mean, literally and figuratively? Here: In military slang...
robert-siciliano's picture
Apr.08.2014
Workplace violence is something everyone needs to be educated about. Know the warning signs to protect yourself and your employees. The Navy Yard shootings were a harsh reminder that, while studies show violence is down overall, workplace violence is a problem that doesn’t seem to be going...
bob-mustin's picture
Mar.24.2014
Literature is rarely taught or even thought of as a socio-political device, but it often is, has been since Homer. The best writers are the best, most legitimate observers of society, and Cormac McCarthy has been the best of both in recent years of these United States. In his novel, Child of...
bob-mustin's picture
Mar.13.2014
    I'm truly fortunate in being able to keep writing and in having my work published. This Saturday, March 15, 2014, a dystopian novella of mine will be launched as an e-book. The name? We Are Strong, But We Are Fragile. It's something of a fable, a cautionary tale, set in the...
r-barri-flowers's picture
Mar.09.2014
FRACTURED TRUST: A Renee Steele Legal Mystery.  From R. Barri Flowers, award winning criminologist and internationally bestselling author of legal thrillers, Persuasive Evidence, State’s Evidence, and Justice Served, comes a gripping new legal suspense novel, Fractured Trust: A Renee...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Jan.24.2014
           It’s almost impossible to travel without coming up against the violence that’s such a part of the human story.  Maybe it has always been this way, but it seems more immediate these days.  The causes may be varied, but the...
allan-goldstein's picture
Jan.16.2014
            Is there a modern cultural phenomenon more widely reviled than political correctness? In the forty years it’s been with us, I can’t recall a single person claiming to like it.          ...
bob-mustin's picture
Dec.13.2013
  I hadn’t read an Elmore Leonard book in ages, definitely not since I began writing full time, and I’m planning to write a sequel to one of my mystery novels next year, so I decided to read something by him again, to size up his chops. He wrote Pronto toward the end of his career,...
farzana-versey's picture
Dec.12.2013
I saw a dead Nelson Mandela in 2010 for the first time. The symbolism of and reactions to his corpse in a work of art then and to his demise now make for an almost eerie comparison. December 10 Tuesday’s memorial service held at a stadium saw thousands, and many more who watched the live broadcast...
christine-hamm's picture
Nov.24.2013
  Your Boat   You are wearing my rocks on your head, still holding me just under the surface.   My yellow one-piece, covered with star -fish and clamshells, fills with bubbles, writhes   and subsides. I kick at you with my pink galoshes –one broken strap flailing – but they are...