Posts by: Steve Almond
My wife got upset last night, after she heard about the Rand Paul supporters who tackled a progressive activist named Lauren Valle. One of them stepped on her head. Valle suffered a concussion. The technical term is aggravated battery....more
Have you ever had bad hair?
Let me rephrase that question: When was the last time you had bad hair?
Because it is one of the basic laws of Having Lived Through the 1970s, 80s, or 90s that you had bad hair at some point....more
“Chuck Prophet Writes the Songs That Make, Well, Not the Whole World, But a Small, Statistically Insignificant Portion of it Sing”...more
You’ve all seen this movie before.
You’re humping along in writerly misery, working the adjunct professor racket – because it’s always been your dream to work for an institution of higher education that demonstrates its respect for the pedagogic mission by paying an hourly wage nearly equal to McDonald’s – when you encounter a class that appears entirely devoid of talent....more
(Writing wretched verse so you don’t have to since 1995)
It’s got nothing to do with nothing, pal,
if you wanna know the truth.