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Red-winged blackbird (Andrea Westmoreland, Wikimedia Commons) and Tudor-era arches from the ruins of Netley Abbey (Gillian Moy, Wikimedia Commons).


The sun is a Tudor arch sustaining the sky. In a moment it will fall. Blackbirds with crimson suns on their wings squawk in protest, and … [More]

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Uncle Sue

A version of this story, along with new images, appears in the summer 2014 issue of The Asian American Literary Review. Here is an … [More]

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Ambient Life

You have invited some friends over for dinner, and each of them has brought along one or two friends, who each brought one or two more, … [More]

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Three Glimpses of Asians

Along with a new review of A Touch of Sin by the superb Chinese director Jia Zhangke, versions of these reviews (for The Act of Killing, … [More]