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

A Matter of Interpretation


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

You can’t predict the effect of a self-denying ordinance

In literary circles, it’s common to hear people talk about privileged writers “taking the space” of a marginalized writer who’s “more qualified to…


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

What happened (I think)

In New York City, fourth graders must test in to middle school. This system separates kids with higher…


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. www.ctliotta.com

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