One Nation Under a Bed of Roses

Our current notion of cultural diversity — trumpeted as the repudiation of racism and biological essentialism — in fact grew out of and perpetuates the very concepts it congratulates itself on having escaped. The American love affair with race — especially when you can dress race up as culture — has continued and even intensified.…

The Life of the Party

The office of the Director of Behavioral Management Services (BMS), Social Sciences Division, Administration Building No. 1 of 20, Government Dept. of Social Services, Godwin Ave., Washington D.C.: A knock on the door. A voice from inside, “Come in.” “Life Coach Tidd reporting sir.” “How did it go today, Tidd? Have a seat.” “Thank you,…

The Dreamer

  Charles pulled open the door to the Gravity Pub and went in. The near campus bar was dark and full of conversation coming from TVs and crowded tables. Charles found Dimitri and sat down next to him at the bar. The bartender placed two beers and two shot glasses in front of Dmitri and…

Good to the Last Drop?

  That Terry thought he was a vampire didn’t seem to faze Teresa.  It did faze his parents and friends. … A mother tugged a small boy through the outside door.  A teenage girl came out the inner door, crossed the room and left behind the mother and son.  A therapist stuck his head out…