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Sunday Matinee – Double Down (Finale)

August 29, 2010




A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Finale: the Dealer Calls the Hand The Story So Far Jack Miles, rock n’ roll roadie, has returned home looking for a job. He encounters old friends and begins a new love with Evelyn “Sonny” Morales, a detective. Old friends, Kyle and Ray, propose to Jack […]





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Sunday Matinee – Double Down (Part 12)

August 22, 2010




A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Part Twelve The Story So Far Jack Miles, rock n’ roll roadie, has returned home looking for a job. He encounters old friends and begins a new love with Evelyn “Sonny” Morales, a detective. Old friends, Kyle and Ray, propose to Jack that he help them […]





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Sunday Matinee – Double Down (Part 11)

August 15, 2010




A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Part Eleven The Story So Far Jack Miles, rock n’ roll roadie, has returned home looking for a job. He encounters old friends and begins a new love with Evelyn “Sonny” Morales, a detective. Old friends, Kyle and Ray, propose to Jack that he help them […]





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Sunday Matinee – Double Down (Part 10)

August 8, 2010




A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Part Ten The Story So Far Jack Miles, rock n’ roll roadie, has returned home looking for a job. He encounters old friends and begins a new love with Evelyn “Sonny” Morales, a detective. Old friends, Kyle and Ray, propose to Jack that he help them […]





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A Death in Summer

August 5, 2010




Among the many varied jobs of my misdirected young manhood – filling orders, on a rolling cart, in a watchband warehouse; selling wine to the upper crust of Manhattan’s Upper East Side; shuttling in my taxi among the island’s singles bars, heterosexual and gay, until 5 a.m., ferrying home the whacked out and the happily […]





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Sunday Matinee – Double Down (Part 9)

August 1, 2010




A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Part Nine The Story So Far Jack Miles, rock n’ roll roadie, has returned home looking for a job. He encounters old friends and begins a new love with Evelyn “Sonny” Morales, a detective. Old friends, Kyle and Ray, propose to Jack that he help them […]





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Sunday Matinee – Double Down (Part 8)

July 25, 2010




A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Part Eight The Story So Far Jack Miles, rock n’ roll roadie, has returned home looking for a job. He encounters old friends and begins a new love with Evelyn “Sonny” Morales, a detective. Old friends, Kyle and Ray, propose to Jack that he help them […]





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Sunday Matinee – Double Down (Part 7)

July 18, 2010




A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Part Seven The Story So Far Jack Miles, rock n’ roll roadie, has returned home looking for a job. He encounters old friends and begins a new love with Evelyn “Sonny” Morales, a detective. Old friends, Kyle and Ray, propose to Jack that he help them […]





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Holiday Matinee – Double Down (Part 6)

July 5, 2010




A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Part Five The Story So Far Jack Miles, rock n’ roll roadie, has returned home looking for a job. He encounters old friends and begins a new love with Evelyn “Sonny” Morales, a detective. Old friends, Kyle and Ray, propose to Jack that he help them […]





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Sunday Matinee – Double Down (Part 5)

June 27, 2010




A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Part Five The Story So Far Jack Miles, rock n’ roll roadie, has returned home looking for a job. He encounters old friends and begins a new love with Evelyn “Sonny” Morales, a detective. Old friends, Kyle and Ray, propose to Jack that he help them […]





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Sunday Matinee – Double Down (Part 4)

June 20, 2010




A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Part Four The Story So Far Jack Miles, rock n’ roll roadie, has returned home looking for a job. He encounters some old friends and begins new love with Evelyn “Sonny” Morales, a detective. The old friends, Kyle and Ray, propose to Jack that he help […]





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Sunday Matinee – Double Down (Part 3)

June 13, 2010




A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Part Three The Story So Far Jack Miles, rock n’ roll roadie, has returned home looking for a job. He meets old friends and begins new love. Her name is Sonny. She’s a detective. Jack’s estranged identical twin is about to be rich. The old friends, […]





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Sunday Matinee – Double Down (Part 2)

May 30, 2010




A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Part Two The Story So Far Part I: Jack Miles, rock n’ roll roadie, has returned home looking for a job. He meets old friends and begins new love. Her name is Sonny. She’s a detective. Jack’s estranged identical twin is about to be rich. Now, […]





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Sunday Matinee – Double Down (Part 1)

May 23, 2010




A Film Noir by A. Jay Adler DOUBLE DOWN Part One (In which a rock & roll roadie comes home. He meets old friends and encounters a detective. She is beautiful. She tells him to spread ’em.) EXT. A Dry Valley – DAY/Night A panoramic view of Caifornia’s Central Valley. Bright, washed out sunlight. Slowly, […]





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The God Particle

May 20, 2010




Once upon a time in an intellectual land far, far away, philosophy concerned itself, among other matters, with questions such as the nature of meaning in life, how to live in the absence or presence of God, and why there is something rather than nothing. A great existential cartoon, which still hung on a bulletin […]





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The Dark Backward

April 16, 2010




What seest thou else In the dark backward and abysm of time? If thou remember’st aught ere thou camest here, How thou camest here thou mayst. Prospero, Act 1, Scene 1, The Tempest Over the past week, the general media have begun to report – Sixty Minutes this past Sunday, The New York Times last […]





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New Work: “Bordello Rooms”

January 6, 2010




“Bordello Rooms” at The Writer’s Eye Magazine, creative non-fiction by Jay with photography by Julia. So I have all the elements. It isn’t hard. To see the crowded room. The cards. The dice. The theatrics on stage; the drama on the floor. Shots being poured. The shot ringing out. A shout. The general honky-tonk and […]





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Guest Post at Normblog

December 15, 2009




Today I have a guest post at Normblog:  a contribution to the long-running Writer’s Choice series for which the contributor discusses a book that has been important to him. My post is on Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus. The semi-eponymous Normblog is the blog of Norman Geras, Professor Emeritus of Government at the University […]





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New Work

November 11, 2009




BloodLotus Issue 14 October 2009 ————————————————————————————————— Global Viewpoints Indigenous Peoples My poem “Myth” appears in the latest issue of BloodLotus, just hitting the screenstands. “Aboriginal Sin,” which originally appeared in Tikkun, is now reprinted in Global Viewpoints: Indigenous Peoples. The textbook anthologizes significant works and statements on the situation of indigenous peoples around the world, […]





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Penelope

October 18, 2009




Penelope came with a house. We were renting from a friend and part of the deal was that if the friend rented to us, we had to take her dog. We already had Homer, a big lug of a part-Shepherd mutt, smart because obediently eager to please, but otherwise a very dopey beta. I didn’t […]





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Blink, part IV

August 5, 2009




Blink I: In My Bedroom ….. Blink II: In Far Rockaway ….. Blink III: In the World IV. In My Mind To be alive and human is to be shadowed by death. “They give birth astride of a grave,” says Becket’s Ponzo in Waiting for Godot, “the light gleams an instant, then it’s night once […]





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