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Selections from the May issue
The Sun Magazine | May 2014

The Sun Interview

The Word Gets Around: An Interview With Pete Seeger From The Sun’s Archives
“The world is going to be saved by people who fight for their homes, whether they’re fighting for the block where they live in the city or a stretch of mountain or river.”
By Howard Jay Rubin

Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

I Sang For Everybody: Pete Seeger’s Testimony Before The House Un-American Activities Committee
“I am not going to answer any questions as to my association, my philosophical or religious beliefs, or my political beliefs, or how I voted in any election, or any of these private affairs.”

Beautiful Trouble
Tools for the revolution
Edited by Andrew Boyd with Dave Oswald Mitchell

Imaginary Friends
“Technically one must be an atheist of a particular religion. Jewish atheists, for example, reject the Old Testament God. Christian atheists deny the divinity of Christ. And atheist Hindus disbelieve in thousands of gods.”
By Sparrow

In The Quiet Room
A healing journey
By Jacqui Shine

In The Twelve Years Since You Died
“I ordered two modest floral displays to place on either side of the altar. The woman at the counter didn’t ask who had died. She didn’t ask if I was ok. She didn’t even try to convince me that a proper funeral had more than two puny bundles of flowers.”
By Laura Maylene Walter


“My daughter turned six, and do you know what my husband bought her? A red vinyl doctor’s bag for children.”
By Ben Mauk


Cold Spell
By John Brehm

Readers Write

Speaking Up
On the volleyball court, in a foreign country, at the family reunion
Personal stories by our readers


“It is not possible for any thinking person to live in such a society as our own without wanting to change it.”

George Orwell

From the archives
From the Sun archives | February 1997

If I Were God
Essay by Pat Schneider
[February 1997]

“If I were God, I would make a world exactly like this one. I love its inconsistencies, its contradictions.”

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