Slightly Higher Apes

Slightly Higher Apes

“We’re just higher primates,” Rodolfo was saying, “and if anyone wants to argue with me, well then I’ll just bring in Pamela Anderson as exhibit number one. I remember when I was a manager, we’d be sitting around the table discussing restructuring or some such thing...
Violette

Violette

People of Tango: Violette Photographed at Tango au lac du Paty, France I danced tango for twelve years as a man. But for the last two or three years, I have danced as a woman. At first, I just put on heels. It was a big step for me. It was right here, at this milonga,...
Round-up à la Provençale

Round-up à la Provençale

Montauban-sur-l’Ouvèze, FRANCE – The call came from a neighboring farm: “Could you help us round up a herd of cows and take them to high pasture? Oh, and one more thing: Bring as many people as you can.” Our friend in the village where we are staying, a local farmer...
Life in Art

Life in Art

I’m not certain that I would even begin to read a piece titled, “Life in Art.” (So if you have gotten this far, I congratulate you.) I know I would be put off by the fulsomeness of the proposition that lay ahead. I would expect the writer to launch into some...

The Honky-Tonk Requiem for Young Men and Cars

The Honky-Tonk Requiem began with guys, their cars and an ungodly pile of empty beer cans. Yes, I know we shouldn’t be mixing booze with motor vehicles but truth is truth and all over America young men gather on weekend nights in places far from home to drink, tell...