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FINDING MEANING / The Void by Mary Rykov

FINDING MEANING / The Void by Mary Rykov

I wake from a lucid dream in which I’mwatching another COVID-19 television newscast. I, a daughter of the Holocaust, shudder at the thought of mass graves on Hart Island. Or anywhere. The sound and visual images are so vivid that I wake relieved to know I’m dreaming....
Jean Harlow: My Kind of Dame by Heather Babcock

Jean Harlow: My Kind of Dame by Heather Babcock

Every Wednesday evening as a child, my mother would force me into an itchy, ugly brown polyester dress and thick woolen stockings and take me – kicking and screaming – to the local community center for my weekly Brownies meeting (for those not in the know, Brownies...
“Late” is a relative term by Lisa Braxton

“Late” is a relative term by Lisa Braxton

Television news is a young person’s game. I first heard that assertion from my broadcast journalism professors and class advisors, and then later from workshop presenters at national industry conferences. The statement was an undercurrent that gradually grew into a...