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Jagged Blind Hop Zozzle

by Joseph Thompson

Even ninety years later, the 1920s still roar in the collective imagination of writers, readers, painters, and dreamers everywhere. It was a wild time when flappers and philanderers challenged taboos. The guns of the Great War were... Read More

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True

by Joseph Thompson

Death, at the grim hand of cancer, mines a person of the body he or she spent a lifetime in. It devours, destroys, and erodes everything. Its changes move too slowly to be seen daily, but over weeks and months, family and friends are... Read More

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Lights of Mankind

by Joseph Thompson

Humans have always been fascinated with looking at themselves. They pass down myths about the dangers of trying to kiss one’s own reflection. They use self-recognition to test interspecies intelligence. And 17,300 years after the first... Read More

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Islam's Fire

by Joseph Thompson

Novels, like any art form, are collaborations: both writer and reader must trust each other. The reader trusts the writer to create a world populated by multidimensional characters who can be empathized with. The writer trusts the reader... Read More

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Dating Basics 101

by Joseph Thompson

The only thing more awkward for a guy than the uncomfortable conversation with dad about how to talk to women is reaching adulthood without dad’s sage advice. So many dangers mine the road to romance. If the movies can teach a young... Read More

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Dark Beauty

by Joseph Thompson

Santa Fe artists are fond of pointing out that the sky in New Mexico is the landscape. Whether a startling blue backdrop against the brown and pink shades of stucco facades or a swirling rage of storm clouds cleaved by blinding bolts of... Read More

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I Am the Antichrist

by Joseph Thompson

Presenting itself as the first to drive a nail “into the stinking coffin of your rotten Christian religion,” "I Am the Antichrist", by Kostyantyn Sitalo, angrily and disjointedly attempts to portray Christianity as a monolithic... Read More

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