Monthly Archives: July 2013

“Company,” by Ann Beattie

Let me try this out, he thought, pulling into the driveway with its bottom-scraping incline, the one Dana always said would eventually force her to get out of the car and walk, as she piled on the pounds as an old lady. I’ll try this out: I instinctively know I’m sick, I suspect I’m dying, […]

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Black Panther Manifesto (1966) by Charles Gaines

It seems to be a feature of art that it comes to you sometimes just as the times demand. For this week’s Little Star Weekly we were fortunate to have the work of Charles Gaines, conceptual artist and long-time teacher at the California Institute of the Arts.  We drew from his 2008 installation “Manifestos.” Like […]

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Louis MacNeice’s poems get some fresh air

This week in Little Star Weekly we feature “The Revenant,” a twenty-one-part song cycle that Louis MacNeice composed as a wedding gift to his bride, Hedli Anderson, as they honeymooned in Ireland during the ominous year 1942. Hedli reports that hearing and not liking Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire had prompted MacNeice to try a song cycle of […]

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Little Star sur mer! A reading & conversation at BookHampton

            Little Star by the Sea! A Little Star reading and conversation at the beloved BookHampton bookshop in East Hampton, New York! Featuring: CYNTHIA ZARIN, poet, and author of An Enlarged Heart: A Personal History. Her poems appeared in Little Star #2 and #4 and her essay “Mr. Ferri and […]

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“Just As You Like It,” by Jean McGarry

God created everything in a rage. He had never wanted more than what he had: airy space and his own kind of play. He’d come from an old family and was the only boy. Everything there was was his, and he spent his days, before the world was there to bug him, changing into different […]

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