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Selections from the March issue
March 2010 issue

Till Morning Comes:
Tim Farrington On Creativity, Depression, And The Dark Night Of The Soul

“I tried therapy and medication. . . . I can testify that seeking treatment for mental illness need not be a betrayal of one’s artistic or spiritual vocation.”
Interview by D. Patrick Miller

The ultimate protest
Essay by Jonathan Kime

Walking Home
With a drunk father, through a rough neighborhood, under a starry sky
Personal stories by our readers

Plus: Poetry by Dane Cervine, Sy Safransky’s Notebook, and Sunbeams

Favorite from the archives
March 2000 issue

An Epidemic Of Deception:
Why We Can’t Trust The Cancer Establishment
An Interview With Samuel Epstein

By Derrick Jensen [March 2000]

“We really need to ask ourselves why we continue to accept assurances from industries with dirty hands and institutions that have shown themselves to be recklessly irresponsible. They say they are winning the war against cancer. How long are we going to believe them?”


Associate Publisher Angela Winter recommends this interview. She writes: “Epstein argues that our escalating cancer epidemic is caused by widespread environmental poisoning — and therefore is largely preventable. His lucid, provocative assertions about the economic motivations, obstructionist behavior, and denials of the ‘cancer industry’ stunned and angered me. Everyone should read this interview.”

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A real-estate copywriter in Springfield, Illinois, discusses Dean Baker’s take on the current housing market [“Busted,” interview by Anna Blackshaw, February 2010].

A teacher who dreams of living in Africa expresses gratitude to The Sun for delivering poems to her mailbox each month and shares her favorite poem from the February issue [“Selected Poems,” by Brian Doyle].

After receiving a subscription-renewal request in the mail, an author and former Sun reader in Olympia, Washington, sends us a rejection letter. (Yes, we can still be friends.)

Join The Sun in Denver, Colorado, on April 10
AWP Conference 2010

The Sun will host two readings on Saturday, April 10, during the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) conference in Denver, Colorado.

The first reading is open to registered conference participants only. Editor and publisher Sy Safransky and Sun authors Steve Almond, Ellen Bass, Akhim Yuseff Cabey, Frances Lefkowitz, and Alison Luterman will read at 1:30 p.m. in the Colorado Convention Center (Room 203).

The second reading is open to the public. Admission is free; seating is limited. Sy Safransky, Lee Martin, Laura Pritchett, Ruth Schwartz, and Heather Sellers will read at 5 p.m. at the Mercury Cafe, 2199 California Street, Denver, Colorado.

The Sun will also have a booth at the AWP Bookfair, which is open to the public on Saturday, April 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. You can find us in the Colorado Convention Center (Exhibit Hall A, Booth 110), 700 14th Street, Denver, Colorado.

We hope you’ll join us.

The Sun is hiring

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Most-read on our website
  1. Go Fly A Kite
    Essay by Frances Lefkowitz
    (February 2010)
  2. Why Schools Don't Educate
    Essay by John Taylor Gatto
    (June 1990)
  3. Borrowing
    Readers Write
    (February 2010)
  4. Beyond Happiness And Unhappiness:
    An Interview With Spiritual Teacher Eckhart Tolle

    Interview by Steve Donoso
    (July 2002)
  5. Busted:
    Dean Baker On The Price We're Still Paying For The Housing Bubble

    Interview by Anna Blackshaw
    (February 2010)
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