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keiko-amano's picture
Oct.13.2011
Rebbecca Hill   Above is a page of my kana dictionary that shows a variety of るwhich is close to the pronunciation of lu, ll, or ru.  In...
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keiko-amano's picture
Dec.20.2011
Master of Rakugo (a Japanese story telling art)   I wrote this in my other blog in November, but it was very short and incomplete.  I...
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dera-williams's picture
Nov.06.2009
The standing room only audience is enraptured as they sit on the edge of their seats on a warm, late August evening, engrossed in Eric Jerome Dickey’...
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dylan-foley's picture
Sep.20.2008
(Originally published in the Newark Star-Ledger in June 2008) The poet Sarah Manguso was attending Harvard University in 1995 when she was struck...
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delia-cabe's picture
Nov.12.2008
As soon as we arrive to see Dr. Kim, the young internist arranges for a psychiatric evaluation right then and there. The psychiatrist, who makes...
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Jun.16.2010
Dear Ms. Berg, Every couple of months I Google your name in search of information regarding any new work you might be publishing. If I happen to find...
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raha-behnam's picture
Jan.17.2009
There's an itch somewhere on my body. Today it is a stiff knot in between my shoulder blades, on the right side. I experience a delicious pain, like...
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ernest-yungsi's picture
Oct.31.2008
Chapter One It began like any other day- with a terrible hang over from too much drinking after new year's day party. I managed to crawl out of bed...
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teresa-vratil's picture
Jun.24.2011
My husband and I spend most of our marriage trying to understand each other.  He doesn't blink an eye spending thousands of dollars repairing the...
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waheed-sabbar's picture
Jan.19.2009
DO YOU FEEL FOR REAL THE PAIN THE TEAR!? HAVE YOU EVER SUFFERED JUST LIKE SOME PEOPLE THROUGH THEIR ORDEAL!? WHY ARE YOU PEOPLE ARE PUTTING SOME...
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farzana-versey's picture
Jul.31.2011
She has “slaughtered sparrows and the English language”, they say, and have awarded her for the “crappiest of sentences”. They are generous, “How can...
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molly-secours's picture
Jul.20.2013
(Note: If you are moved by this article, as always please post, tweet, share or shout from the rooftop. In the world of a billion voices it takes...
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tim-wise's picture
Sep.03.2010
In all the rancor over whether or not one group of Muslims should be allowed to build a cultural center and worship space near the site of the 9/11...
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red-room-well-red's picture
Oct.05.2012
“To have another language is to possess a second soul.” –Charlemagne The European Emperor Charlemagne said that at a time when the opportunity to...
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May.21.2009
  TOM SEAVER’S TOWN AND HIS TIMES   By STEVEN TRAVERS And TOM SEAVER   An authorized biography   CONCEPT   It is the biggest city in the world...
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Oct.23.2012
I am a dandelion stalk,barren and still stripped of its many wishes. I let go of each wish, one by onereleasing my hold on its fantasy. “Letting go...
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Aug.09.2011
"Where's your sister?" Ava, my ex-husband, Scott's, three-old said to me yesterday. Her mother, Liz, is the same age as I, but I had kids...
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Oct.13.2011
Don Benito Mussolini, the Ultimate Crime Boss In the early 20th century, German economist Max Weber said that a sovereign nation is defined by its...
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belle-yang's picture
Nov.05.2011
History is linear for Westerners.  For me, especially my personal history, it’s a spiraling up.  When I began writing after my 3-year...
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tim-wise's picture
May.31.2009
For a group that regularly decries what they view as "minority" whining, and the politics of victimization, white conservatives are...
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Red Room Blogs banner photograph (at the top of the page) is of writer Ernest Hemingway with Lady Duff Twysden, Hadley Hemingway, and three unidentified people at a cafe in Pamplona, Spain, during the Fiesta of San Fermin in July 1925; photograph used courtesy of the Ernest Hemingway Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.