Beacon’s Own Nerds with Knives: Emily and Matt Clifton

Interview by Julie Chibbaro Beacon, N.Y. is a small but fertile city. We have lots of fresh food and creative people. When those two come together, the results can be magical. Emily and Matt Clifton are two such creative people. They're not professional chefs, but they love to cook, and they've managed to share their … Continue reading Beacon’s Own Nerds with Knives: Emily and Matt Clifton

Observing the Living World: Interview with Melanie Challenger

By Julie Chibbaro In my day job, I work as an editor for a bioethics research institute called The Hastings Center, in Garrison, N.Y. I spend much of my day reading the thoughts and analyses of multidisciplinary scholars who offer possible solutions to some of our most difficult ethical problems, like how to best face … Continue reading Observing the Living World: Interview with Melanie Challenger

Putting Ghosts to Rest with Love: Interview with Catherine Arra

by Kristen Holt-Browning When I started writing poetry again a couple of years ago, after a decade-long lapse , one of the first people I looked up online was Catherine Arra, my high-school creative writing teacher. I was happy to see that she has continued teaching--and impressed to learn that she has published several books, … Continue reading Putting Ghosts to Rest with Love: Interview with Catherine Arra

Are ‘Bad Women’ Characters Really the Author? Interview with Laura Sims

By Julie Chibbaro I was fortunate to share the stage with author and librarian Laura Sims at a local reading event (check out the ongoing Spring Street series), and I happened to fall in love with Laura for this reason: She seemed really humble and genuine, despite the content of her fantastically successful recent novel Looker. … Continue reading Are ‘Bad Women’ Characters Really the Author? Interview with Laura Sims