Moronic Ox Originals

Editor's Notebook
"45 Centuries Later,
What’s Changed?"
Guest Editor Dr. Lorin R. Robinson​

List
"What Will You Believe?"
Open Books author Simon Campbell lists
"10 lies (or inaccuracies) that people generally accept as truths:
10 truths that people usually regard as lies (or fiction)"

Interview
Moronic Ox Talks with Author and Social Activist Tamara Pearson

Poetry
"Oh Christmas Tree!"
Lorin R. Robinson

Short Story
"Laughter And Early Sorrow"
Brett Busang

Interview
"Brett Busang Talks H Street"
H Street Uncovered: 
A Journalism Capstone Project
American University
Video by Kate Priddy

Multi-Media
Getting to the Root
Gardening & Etymology with author 
Fergus MacRoich

Article
"Praising the Bones 
of the Old Country"
Milana Marsenich

Documentary
"Return to Mameluke Bath"
Eleanor Bowen-Jones

Novel Excerpt
From the Open Books novel
Swift Dam
Sid Gustafson

Author Profile
"Donald"
Donald O'Donovan talks about his writing career, travels, literary influences, painting, day jobs, chickens and, of course, his novels... 

Featured Fiction
"Earth Day 2117"
​A short story
Lorin R. Robinson

Poetry
War Cries
Unheard Voices, Unmarked Graves
Poetry of Kerry Arquette
Spoken Word
"Rachel Stanz"
presented by Stacey Frizzell
"Lydia Klemenko"
presented by Deborah Sutcliffe

Article
"MONSTER MOVIES: A PERSONAL REMEMBRANCE"
 David Gariff

Theater
Blue Pearl Theatrics presents 
Eviction du Jour 
Directed by Sita Johnson 
Written by Brett Busang

Poetry
Five Poems by C. S. Fuqua
Plus an interview with the author

Memoir
"Unnatural Selection"
From the memoir Fresh Cut
E.J. Bouinatchova

Book Review
Strange and Powerful: 
Tale of Gritty Realism with a 
Mystical Element
 Ken Korczak reviews 
Fried Chicken, Jesus and Chocolate
by Fergus Macroich

Interview
Moronic Ox Talks with Author
Fergus MacRoich

Documentary
"Looking for Literary America 
Episode 1: Raymond Chandler
James Hitt

Article
"Stop Making Sense"
Andrew Pessin

Review
"A Dandy Little Game"
Review by Brett Busang

Author Interview
Moronic Ox talks with author 
Lorin R. Robinson
about his book, Tales from The Warming

Short Story
"Exodus"
Viatupu, Tuvalu, Polynesia
November, 2027
Lorin R. Robinson

Writer's Workshop
Open Books author Miha Mazzini
Author of 28 books in 9 languages
Winner of the Pushcart & Golden Palm for best film of 2012 and Best Director at Highgate Film Festival, London
Discusses the writing of his novel, 
Paloma Negra




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Awards
National Book Awards: 
Annie Proulx and the Happy Ending









Article
Hollywood Glorifies Military at Taxpayers’ Expense
by David Sirota

Article
The Nefarious Ways 9-11 Turned America into a Lockdown State
Tom Engelhardt

Article
NSA Prism Data Mining Is All Up In Ur Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, 
PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, Apple
Jason Linkins

Article
The Autobiography of a Book Tour
Brett Busang

Book Review
 A Progressive on the Prairie
a blog about books, reading and other things 
that bring nuance to life
Book Review: The Autobiography of Satan: Authorized Edition by William A. Glasser

Article
Great commentary in the Cap Times by Lorin R. Robinson, author of  the upcoming cli-fi book 
Tales From The Warming

"Considering all that’s been said and written about walls recently, I’m reluctant to add to the verbiage. But I couldn’t help but notice that supporters of Mr. Trump’s wall — the one he calls that 'physical, tall, powerful, beautiful
wall' — have not enlisted Robert Frost as an ally."










Tamara Pearson
"What is Poverty?"

Book Review
"Freewheeling tales of high hopes and low living"
Greg Heath reviews Orgasmo by 
Donald O'Donovan

Video
Do you think that racism and racial profiling have increased in the last few years? Andrew Asibong, author of Mameluke Bath, 
addresses this question.














Poetry/Spoken Word
Ali Abdolrezaei & Abol Froushan's performance run by Platforma South East










Article
Mindblowing! 
Our Universe Might Just Be One Giant Hologram
Two new physics papers add credence to the notion that the universe resembles a 3D Projection.
Rod Bastanmehr

Article
Crows could be the key to understanding alien intelligence
Crows are among the planet's most intelligent animals, teaching their young to use tools for foraging and banding together to fight off intruders. Now, the first study of how abstract reasoning works in these birds' brains could shed light on how intelligence works in a truly alien, non-mammal brain.

Article
Radical UN Report Promotes Democratic Control of Food and an End to Corporate Domination
by Sonali Kolhatkar

Article
How Mice Turned Their Private Paradise Into A Terrifying Dystopia
Esther Inglis-Arkell

Interview
The literary world marks the passing of one of America's iconic writers, Jim Harrison




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The Irrationalist 
by Andrew Pessin
(Historical murder mystery )

Who would want to murder the world’s most famous philosopher?

Turns out: nearly everyone.

In 1649, Descartes was invited by the Queen of Sweden to become her Court Philosopher. Though he was the world’s leading philosopher, his life had by this point fallen apart. He was 53, penniless, living in exile in Amsterdam, alone. With much trepidation but not much choice, he arrived in Stockholm in mid-October.

Shortly thereafter he was dead.
The feminine spirit of the West comes alive in early twentieth century Montana.

Set in the Copper Camp of Butte, Montana in 1917, Copper Sky tells the story of two women with opposite lives. Kaly Shane, mired in prostitution, struggles to find a safe home for her unborn child, while Marika Lailich, a Slavic immigrant, dodges a pre-arranged marriage to become a doctor. As their paths cross, and they become unlikely friends, neither knows the family secret that ties them together.
Made to Break Your Heart is a family saga, set in a gossipy suburb, that explores the complexities of raising a child, holding a marriage together, and maintaining your sanity in the cutthroat world of Little League baseball.
War Cries: 
Unheard Voices, Unmarked Graves
In the end, the sound of war isn’t heard in the rattle of machine gun fire or the bellowing of bombs. It is in the voices of those who lived and died and the stories they have to share.
Tales from The Warming
Powerful, prophetic and poignant, Tales from The Warming is an anthology of ten short stories taking readers all over the world and over time to experience—in human terms—the growing impact of climate change. 
From First Kiss to Forever:
A Scientific Approach to Love
Do you want to understand the science behind finding a mate, maintaining long-lasting relationships, or even what makes some relationships doomed to fail? Help your relationships grow and flourish, and have a few hearty laughs along the way. 
The Autobiography of Satan
This is the story of Satan's many struggles, across the history of Human existence, to unshackle the Human mind, and open the gates to forbidden knowledge.
Phantom
A story of hopeless love—a serial philanderer and gambler married to a woman much younger—and impossible love—his wife, Casey Googan, and a black boxer. Turn of the century Boston comes alive with crew races, balloon races, boxing, rat-baiting, and fashion competitions judged by Isabella Stuart Gardner.
In her acceptance speech for the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters at the National Book Awards last night, author Annie Proulx said: "We don't live in the best of all possible worlds. This is a Kafkaesque time."
"A Haunting And Beautiful Book..." Reviews: 
Remember For Me
by
Diana Tarant Schmidt
The Ballet Lover is a refined, mesmerizing, fictional account of two of the most celebrated dancers in the world, Rudolph Nureyev and Natalia Makarova, how one compromised the other, and how the drama on the stage often mirrors those played out in real life.