Hello, Weh Gaan Ahn: Nine Days in Belize

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Hello, Weh Gaan Ahn: Nine Days in Belize

BY BRADLEY SPINELLI My wife and I left the airport in Belize City and entered a furnace—far hotter than the relatively cool New York summer—cabbed it to the dock near the Swinging Bridge—the only manually-operated bridge of its kind in the world—and ravenously devoured an exquisite jerk chicken outside...
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Bad Feminist Dialogue: Part 2

This is part two of a dialogue between Kati Heng and Andrew Hertzberg discussing Roxane Gay’s newest book Bad Feminist. Read part one here. Kati Heng: Gay writes: “We failed you when Charlie Sheen was allowed and eagerly encouraged to continue to star in movies and have a hit...
badfeminist_roxanegay

Bad Feminist Dialogue: Part 1

Roxane Gay is one of the most important writers to pay attention to right now. Her two books published this year have received infinite praise. Kati Heng and I have read both and, like many other writers, wanted to devote some attention to Gay. But do we need another...
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The Abyss Laughs Also: A Belated Goodbye to Robin Williams

BY TIM MYERS I was a skinny, nerdy kid. In the crucible that is public education, I often felt invisible. There was always a place for the athletic kids, the good looking kids. I decided I wanted to make my place by being funny. Those misfit feelings never departed,...