Mashpiah: Assume for Yourself a Master

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On the intersection of Orthodox Judaism and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Arts in Correction Documentary ‘At Night I Fly’ Premieres at MOMA

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GMP Poet Spoon Jackson is one of the subjects of Michel Wenzler’s complex portrait of prison life, in its US premiere at MOMA on February 20.

What’s Cooler than Cool? Dads Writing for Their Kids

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Interview with the guys behind Daddy Cool, an anthology of dads writing YA stories and essays targeted at their kids

The Paratrooper and the 47 Percent

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Seth Brady Tucker explains how a life of leisure in the Army’s 82nd Airborne, the slacker’s pursuit of a PhD, and useless career as a teacher landed him in the 47%. Please note sarcasm.

Looking to Meet Cool New People? Write A Short Story So Gr8 It’s Gr9!

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Trying to make some cool new friends? Start writing lots of terrible fiction and force people to read it!

Writing Outside the (Idiot) Box

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Dream of churning out laughs for the Hollywood machine? Do it from home, counsels Greg White, who finds freedom writing for anything but TV.

8 Reasons to Write For Us

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Writers can’t help but write. Here’s why you should be writing for The Good Men Project.

Honey Mysteriou…

Honey Mysterious   I, like honey—jaded, marred, unscrupulous, dejected, circumspect, devoured—do something But I do not Know the precise thing having despaired of A harem dancing devoid of spirit, hope, I Like honey. Always the sex, which Whitman said, speaking of valves like An old man consumed lecher, Longing strong for performance beyond His rattling […]

On the Page

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Chris Wiewiora remembers how, no matter where his missionary parents moved, his mother always had a book with her, and how that literary dedication passed on to him.

My Quixotic Attempt to Beat Jonathan Franzen in Solitaire: A Learning Experience

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Ronald Metellus discovers that the point of playing is not to win, but to find what it means to play at all.

Dear John: We’re Only Dating Because We’re Different Races

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Is it time to break up with him? Why did my husband have to discourage our son? Am I exploiting my friends by using experiences they’ve shared with me in my writing?

Writing in Drag

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Mark Ellis couldn’t get his writing noticed—until he submitted it under his daughter’s name.