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Selections from the April issue
The Sun Magazine | April 2014

The Sun Interview

The Long Goodbye Katy Butler On How Modern Medicine Decreases Our Chance Of A Good Death
“I don’t think we’re being honest about how much suffering typically results from procedures that, at best, might get the patient another year or two and often don’t extend longevity at all.”
By Sam Mowe

Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Locked In To Life
The captive mind
By Mark Brazaitis

Blue Magic
“Dad knew I was different. I laughed at inappropriate times, liked being chased, and fell down too easily. I was sensitive and prone to long bouts of daydreaming.”
By J.B. McCray

Father Junipero Admonishes A Bird
The crooked path to illumination
By Poe Ballantine


On My Way Now
“I left my house this morning and took a bus to the seashore on a whim, but I lost my bearings, and now a young man in a blue uniform has brought me here, to this place where neither God nor any of his people live.”
By Linda McCullough Moore


At Last
By Richard Lehnert

Readers Write

A lucky bet, a frozen stash, a deadly robbery
Personal stories by our readers


“All men think all men mortal but themselves.”

Edward Young

Join Sy Safransky In New York City

We invite you to join Sy Safransky, the founder and editor of The Sun, for a reading at Poets House in lower Manhattan near the Hudson River on Wednesday, April 2, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Sy will read from Many Alarm Clocks, his forthcoming collection of writings from the magazine, and then will be happy to answer questions. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. We hope to see you there.


April 2, 2014
6:30 – 8:00 pm


Poets House
Ten River Terrace (at Murray Street)
New York, NY 10282

This event is made possible in part through Poets House Literary Partners Program.

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