Reporting on rape
Shareef Clemons pleaded guilty to raping a 15-year-old Kierra Johnson when he was 16. His co-defendant, Juan Williams, pleaded guilty in February. In brief, what happened was this: Kierra Johnson was 15, and got drunk enough that she passed out, and then the two boys she was with carried her into the basement and raped her while she lay passed out and dying with a blood alcohol level of .433...
Parabolist: noun (1) one who speaks in parables. (2) a member of a splinter group of disaffected young poets in Mexico City c. 1975. (3) a practitioner of the art of concentrating multiple sources of energy into a single focus, illuminating or, if left unchecked, destroying everything in its path. Nicholas Ruddock’s debut novel, The Parabolist, is told through interlacing narratives involving...
A spectre is haunting the world — the spectre of death by velociraptor. All the powers of humanity must enter into an alliance to exorcise this spectre: The American Society for Velociraptor Attack Prevention, the North American Velociraptor Defense Association and the United Velociraptor Widows Fund. Where is the picture window that has not been decried as a protectionless point of entry? Where...