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Destroy All Men: An Analysis of About Last Night

I bought a DVD player from Target, and maybe I should have gone to Best Buy, because what I didn’t realize was that what I got wasn’t what I’d paid…


“The Light,” “Dirty American Poem #3,” “The Last Days of the Flu,” and Other Poems

The Light We wait for the bombs to feel us out pass the potatoes, say grace over the odd angels that have watched over us for years through the…


Anfisa

I. She had a beautiful Russian name: Anfisa. On the basketball court, her teammates called her “Fisa”: she studied at a local institute and was fond…


Adventures in Elf Land

So this is Elf Land, I thought as I looked around. It was not what I expected. Certainly there were no happy little elves in workshops making toys…


The Woman Who Couldn’t Cum

Alice was a woman who enjoyed sex to a degree well above the norm. She was one of those rare women who surpass even the average male levels of…


The MILF

The night before I left Paris for the United States, I endeavored to culminate the seduction of an American girl. I took her to an excellent…


6 to 6: Traveling Mercies

She got Mother-Theresa-like into my cab in her brown dress and said: “To Saint Augustine Cathedral, on Broadway.” Saint Augustine was on the other…


Just Like Jackie

Ima (short for Imaculada, due to the thankfully now outdated Spanish obsession with holy names) watched numbly as the coffin was carried to the…


Hole in the Wall

I do not know what time it was, but I do remember admiring the dusk as it enveloped the skyline in an amber haze. It was a Friday sometime in the…


Transmissions from Chicago, Part 2

There’s a common saying around here, and Chicagoans have doubtless either heard or repeated it. It has two variants, both meaning the same thing:…