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Selections from the September issue
The Sun Magazine | September 2012

The Sun Interview

Loving The Stranger: Rabbi Michael Lerner On The Folly Of Nationalism
“The people who preach that ‘politics is the art of the possible’ continually forget that we don’t know what’s possible.”
By Mark Leviton

Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Ten Days In November
Teaching poetry and watching zombie movies
By Eric Anderson

An Absorbing Errand
The lifelong effort to master a craft
By Janna Malamud Smith


Someday Is Today
A sister in need
By Alethea Black


By Gerry LaFemina

Readers Write

Misplacing a letter, abandoning a tradition, losing a loved one
Personal stories by our readers


“And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about the rich years, and during the wet years they lost all memory of the dry years. It was always that way.”

John Steinbeck
From the Archives
The Sun Magazine | From the Archives

Blue Flamingo Looks At Red Water
Fiction by Katherine Vaz
[May 2002]
“Memory has lifted away the sound of the impact; horror first thrusts itself into my nostrils: the brew of rubber, the ether of exhaust. I smell rather than hear the wail of the woman driver.”

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