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Sexcrime

by Karen Wyckoff

Exposing the inspiration for her anthology of erotic science fiction short stories, Tan conjures the Orwellian dystropia of 1984, the novel which first spawned the eight ominous letters that signify repression and the dark bloom of... Read More

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Cool Colleges

by Karen Wyckoff

“Fire drug.” Aptly named by the early Chinese, firecrackers have bewitched the senses of their wielders and watchers for centuries, managing to bridge traditions and cultures. Firecrackers, once simply made of bamboo, came to veil... Read More

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Dorcas Good

by Karen Wyckoff

“I am no more a witch than you are a wizard, and if you take away my life, God will give you blood to drink!” Scaffolding abandoned and with feet swaying above the earth, the cries of accused witch Sarah Good were thought to be... Read More

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The Drama of Everyday Life

by Karen Wyckoff

Darning the wardrobes of our unwitting psyches with glittering threads of enlightenment, while sparing the pierce of a clinical needle, The Drama of Everyday Life intelligently illuminates the cast of characters who roam the arena of our... Read More

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Viennese Types

by Karen Wyckoff

Frozen in the noiseless still of time, the photographs of Dr. Emil Mayer find their tongues in the softened cobblestone of Viennese streets and the faded eyes of market goers to articulate the modest opulence of their humanity. Viennese... Read More

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The Faustian Bargain

by Karen Wyckoff

Tainted by the “blood and soil” nationalism which cakes the pathways toward the countless horrors of the Nazi regime, many of the German art world’s brightest minds were employed in the ruthless plundering of European art—seduced... Read More

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How Like a Leaf

by Karen Wyckoff

By the late 20th Century, we are all chimeras, mythic hybrids of machine and organism, in short, cyborgs. Arcing from a 1983 version of the classic essay “A Cyborg Manifesto,” flow the words of Haraway, a renaissance matron of... Read More

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At Journey's End

by Karen Wyckoff

Often with disquieting ease, the cessation of life lifts the tapestry of years — threaded in hues of toil and triumph — which blankets the living in the intricacies of their own mortality. For those who suffer the passing of a loved... Read More

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