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October 2, 2022 | Rome, Italy
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  • Tomato terror

    Once upon a time, caterpillars almost put columnist Suzanne Dunaway off of gardening — but she found a way to defeat them.

Bare male flesh

It was not my express intention, but during my travels this summer I saw a lot of naked male flesh. When they say “travel [...]

A quiet fortune

Every August, a box arrives on my front porch, marked “fragile,” although there’s nothing breakable inside. Just perishable. A dozen ears of corn from [...]

Tomato terror

Once upon a time, caterpillars almost put columnist Suzanne Dunaway off of gardening — but she found a way to defeat them.

Cool cooking

This summer I may or may not have kids and grandkids coming for a couple of weeks (another house — too many for this [...]

What’s New

  • American writer

Open letter to James Baldwin

September 5th, 2022|

A letter from Will Keppler Robinson, young writer on the cusp of adulthood to James Baldwin, a writer who needs [...]

  • Gay Pride and Prejudice

Review: “Fire Island”

August 21st, 2022|

It's immediately made clear that this newest adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice” may not be exactly about the pride and [...]

  • avocado soup

Cool cooking

August 20th, 2022|

This summer I may or may not have kids and grandkids coming for a couple of weeks (another house — [...]

  • CIA

When the U.S. played God

August 16th, 2022|

Beware the old days. Old they are – always. But good is another story. Take the year of my birth, [...]

  • Lincoln fountain

Fiction: “I found out” 2

August 11th, 2022|

The government men were standing in the doorway, broad-shouldered, uncaring. The kind of men nobody stood a chance against. As [...]

  • roma woman

Gypsies at the fair

August 3rd, 2022|

Columnist Aldo Magagnino paints a picture of bygone days — a time of fairs, and Gypsies, and craftsmanship.

  • Fake Hybrid

Looking for CRAD

July 27th, 2022|

My daughter Rebecca knocked on eleven’s door for at least two months before emerging from a series of Zoom meetings [...]

  • Violet

Violet’s letter

July 26th, 2022|

A hiking boot tramples a violet, apologizes, and then has the naivete to think that is an end of the [...]

  • Walter Pierce Park

Voices of freedom

July 23rd, 2022|

At first blush, Walter Pierce Park doesn’t look like much of a historic landmark. It’s a quarter acre expanse of [...]

The American Mag

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