Art for the People's Sake 1

Ryan N. Dennis

Otabenga Jones & Associaes looks to the history of black power movements from the 1960s through the 1980s to edify their ties to the past, to continue successful methods of community action, and to acknowledge the strength...

Mermaid and Knife

Caitlin Horrocks

All axe-work, he says, the beams and the thousands of wooden shingles covering the roof and walls. The beams in the newer bays are shorter, mounted on stone footings, and do not match the towering straight oaks of the old nave...

From the GC Blog

Irreconcilable Conflicts, Lies & Character

David Mura

When things go wrong with your fiction, you may need to ask yourself:  What do the principles of story tell me about what’s missing in this story or novel?  What do those principles tell me about what needs to be changed or added?  How do the principles…

"I am a Sansei"

David Mura

                                                                        I             “I am a Sansei, a third generation Japanese American.”              This is a line in the first chapter of Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei, which centers on my…

From Viva for the Losers! or What My “Tiger Dad” Didn’t Teach Me

David Mura

“A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.” --James Joyce   “Do it right the first time is insane advice.  Nobody does anything...INTERESTING...right the first...or the twenty-first....or the forty-first...time.  Doing the new means screwing around,…