Author Archives: Lauren Wheeler

My poem “Sideshow” as a short film.

It’s amazing, actually–I’ve wanted this poem to be a film for a while. A couple of years ago, when I needed to create a video as a finalist for the Write Bloody contest, “Sideshow” was the poem I thought I … Continue reading

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Céad míle fáilte, or Welcome home.

So, I was thinking I should update, since it’s been a while and a whole lot has changed, but holy crap. It’s actually been a whole year (as of tomorrow) since last I wrote in this space. And that wasn’t … Continue reading

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Or, like I call it: home

in the inner city By Lucille Clifton in the inner city or like we call it home we think a lot about uptown and the silent nights and the houses straight as dead men and the pastel lights and we … Continue reading

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On synchronicity and anger.

When I was in college, I noticed a certain… synchronicity with my classes. Regardless of what I was studying at any given time–a French literature class on the history of Jews in France, a government course on racism in the … Continue reading

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Natural disasters

Just watched an interview of former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Nagin’s promoting his new book, Katrina’s Secrets; Storms After the Storm, Vol. 1. What was interesting was Stewart calling him out on … Continue reading

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Can’t Stay Good

My friends have this band called Vagabondage, and they’re kinda A Big Deal. Most recently, they’ve released this remix of their song “Can’t Stay Good” by Mixman Shawn, and I’m beyond digging it.

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“A long time ago, we used to be friends.”

J and I have been watching Veronica Mars all week on Netflix. It’s the first time I’ve seen it since it originally aired. I’d forgotten how good it was–and particularly the first season. (I was less interested in the second season, … Continue reading

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Plan 9

Some days, I need to listen to good music to get me through the hours. Today is one of those days, and some of the music to which I return again and again is this archive of a December 20, … Continue reading

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Naomi Wolf: The latest contributor to “Caught in the Undertow”

So, back during the 2008 presidential election campaign, after witnessing such mind-bogglingly bad politics in writing by so many well-respected feminist Clinton supporters, it occurred to me that I should publish an anthology called “The Second Wave: Caught in the … Continue reading

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Two special interest groups enter, one group leaves.

When I awoke this morning, hung over after a great Friday night that involved my company holiday party followed by singing at the Shoebox Studio Winter Showcase which was then followed by the Hubba Hubba Revue Chris-manukkah Spectacular, I rolled … Continue reading

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