RULING CLASS

On the morning of her thirteenth birthday Mona Sue Perrin completed the necessities: left foot out of the bed first, touch the foot; then the right; touch the floor; twenty-four steps clockwise around the bed three times; teeth brushed left to right, left to right for eleven passes; replace the cap; set the tube exactly…

"At the Queen Street Cafe" by John Bellany

SURPRISE PARTY

It’s a mystery. You say this picture was taken right before the shooting? Well, it’s obviously a fake. Everyone looks ordinary– like we did at the office– but that day they all looked very different. It was strange when they called me to meet them for lunch as if I were part of their upper…

"The Enthusiats" painted by Stephen Conroy

JOHN CAGED

“The elements of the city are the pieces of my orchestra. See, here I put a bird into my score and that squiggly line is the closing of a door,” he says during in his lecture on how music is everywhere; all I have to do is listen. His hair looks like it was cut…

TWO OF EACH

I may be an old lady who talks too much but before I die I mean to shake up you worshipers at the altar of Paris runways. Frumpy men don’t think like us.  They don’t try to make themselves look better than they really are. They don’t read GQ. They go to the store and…