Monday, October 5, 2009

by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran

1. Bamboo socks

2. Japanese visionary animator Hayao Miyazaki

3. Norway

4. Penguins*

5. Quality, Iranian-grown pistachios

* Live, not stuffed.

Daniel Brauer spent most of the last three years writing a novel, but in his spare time he translated official Iranian dispatches from the original F?rsi. His work has appeared in Pindeldyboz, and is forthcoming in Prairie Schooner.

Dancing with the Lone Star The opening notes of Strauss fill the auditorium. Famed professional dancer Cheryl Burke makes a spectacular entrance in a Marie Antoinette ball gown, flipping her ruffles to reveal provocative pantaloons. From across the stage former Majority Leader Tom DeLay emerges from the bowels of a V-2 rocket.
R.I.P., William Safire Remembering the conservative wordsmith.
The Status (Up)Date Love in the age of social networking.

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