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Dear Grandson: On Revenge and Funerals

Dear Grandson: On Revenge and Funerals

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about his routines while working at Capitol Hill, attending his father’s funeral, and moving to another duty station.

Risen Apes: Back Story

S.M. Park’s column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Back Story,” Park is stymied by the identity of whoever delivered him a sweet gift, and more tales involving Ned Gumbo.

Film Reviews: Knife+Heart versus Equation to An Unknown

Jason Arment reviews Knife+Heart (2018), seen in tandem with Equation to An Unknown (1980), both French films involving gay pornography. (Altered Innocence)

Dear Grandson: On Pride and Bureaucracy

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about settling into the D.C. area and the difficulty of working within a bureaucracy.

Tigers Are Not Afraid Brings Magical Realism to Tragedy

Jason Arment reviews Tigers Are Not Afraid, a Spanish-language horror mystery film directed by Issa López. (Filmadora Nacional Peligrosa)

Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise XXVI

John Michael continues his series Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, with a new story about family, community, and carpe diem.

Risen Apes: Grudge Match

S.M. Park’s column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Grudge Match,” Park talks about his brother Joe. Joe passed away a decade ago and S.M. gave him a fitting eulogy.

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