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Honest and Unbiased: Uncommon Grounds

Uncommon Grounds Albany, NY 4 Stars Way back, before it all, the first coffee shop I ever frequented was a hangar-like place called Uncommon Grounds, in my hometown of Albany, New York. I always accidentally called…


West Side Highway

This piece is part of Waterfronts, a series of personal essays that engage with the waterways of New York and/or Los Angeles, presented in collaboration with Underwater New York. I heard a story on NPR recently about…

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Astro Guide: June 23-27

Cancer (22 June – 22 July) You feel like a fraud at work. But do not lose confidence, Cancer! As long as you keep showing up to the office and pretending you work there, soon you…

Ideas for Novels

Part(y) Time—A timely novel that explores the lighter side of the dark underbelly of our current position vis-a-vis the Kondratieff cycle. — H.D. Rizzo, 4loko, TXAR


The Lies That Women Believe

Last month, Dateline NBC did a feature about Wells Church, a cult started by two ex-frat members in Texas. In the background, there was a woman dressed in a long broomstick skirt, her white hair in…


Vacation Rental By Owner

To help pay for life after graduate school, I listed my old house on a vacation rental website. It had rented to the same tenants for the eight years I was away, a fussy Republican couple…