R. Chase

Boyfriend To Bachelor

Re-entering the world of the bachelor is a lot like standing in front of a cold pool on a hot summer...

Falling Apart

In Chinua Achebe’s classic book, Things Fall Apart, a simple oversight becomes the progenitor of destruction for the African tribe of Ibo...

The L Word

In the Supreme Court case Jacobellis vs. Ohio, 1964, Justice Potter Stewart was pressed to define pornography. He answered that he...

Into The Abyss

In the final chapter of psychedelic guru Carlos Castenada’s fourth book, he is confronted with a cliff, beyond which spans an...

The Darwinism Of Dating

The Yao People of South Africa believed that taking a photograph of a person could steal his or her soul.

The High School Reunion

There’s something gratifying about kindling a flame with the embers of an old crush. It’s a vindication of the humiliation endured in...

Skinny Jeans Have No Mercy

I’m going on a date. I think her name is Susan, but let’s call her Jessica. And why not? I always liked...

The Rejectionist

In the siege of Leningrad, 1944, people ate their own shoes. During the Great Depression, people ate the paste from book bindings....