30 under 30 (a pome)

There are two kinds of neat endings: the satisfying circle that ends where it began, and the straight line that…

THE PATRIARCH: a short story

One of those little pleasures your subconscious gifts you with, from time to time: the rolled-up bills in an overlooked…

STILL ABSOLUTELY GERMAINE

The problem with the Nanny Fascist bludgeon of choice (Twitter) is that it privileges dumb jokes and inarticulate rage (Hitler’s…

WHAT IS LEFT

I’ve never been a swooning fan of Cornel West’s presentation (like those other On-Camera Academics, Slavoj Zizek and Camille Paglia,…

RAISED in a REVOLUTION

  Unlike many reading this, I was raised in an actual Revolutionary Movement. My father and his comrades were Black…

UNMANNING THE BARRICADES

Increasingly, the Serfs bifurcate as though along the tracks of a ten-thousand-mile zipper: Pre-Literate Masses to the Right… vs… (on…

ME TOO, TOO

It’s good to see power-drunk psychopaths like Harvey Weinstein fall before they’re too old for the comeuppance to mean anything…

JULES: a short story

  The night my uncle Chandler did grievous damage to his Beetle at a bend in the road in North…

FEMINISM meet FRENEMISM

  I was raised on a weird cusp between a crumbling World Order and several Emergent World Orders. Being born…

FATHER VONNEGUT

Reprinting here an essay I posted on an early blog of mine; published there, originally,  January 6, 2011… KURT NOTES…

FORBIDDEN FRUITS and VEG

View story at Medium.com A LITTLE READING LIST: YOU ONLY HATE ASSAD BECAUSE YOUR TV TOLD YOU TO. READ PAGE…

A NOVEL EXCERPT

Kootchie Towers   SIDE ONE 1. Cowper Lundgren slipped into Benjamin Schamansky’s office with loafered stealth. Such loafered stealth that…