Those saying it’s an innocent tale of childhood friendship are doing a disservice to gay boys, who need a story about what it’s like to come out, and how fun life can be when you do.

Keep editing, or shelve it? Whether a story is a success or forgotten, writers should enjoy storytelling.

If the raid on the capitol building were simply about “violence,” perhaps we could compare it to the events of Jan. 6.

I’m not going to do anything about William Faulkner

Kwame Anthony Appiah answers a question from a writer and drills into the politics of identity

WNYC’s On The Media sat down with the “Contrapoints” host to discuss cancel culture — and being cancelled.

Contrapoints’s Natalie Wynn

Jill Criswell’s article about finding inspiration in global travel misfires when aimed at the YA crowd

Instead, she wants to be the villainous star in a drama of her design

Jessica Krug at — wait for it — the Embassy of Haiti

The drama at a series of NYC community education council meetings is grand theatre, and a testament to our current cultural zeitgeist

Writing pulp fiction for the young adult crowd left little time to worry about pleasing critics and made me a better, faster writer.

Cover of CT Liotta’s “Relic of the Damned.”
Relic of the Damned,” my first attempt at writing pulp fiction.

CT Liotta

World traveler & foreign affairs enthusiast. GenX. Lawful neutral. I write gags and titles . Smoke if you got ’em.

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