What Do the Occupiers Want? An Op-Ed Column by Christopher Bernard

[Article by Christopher Bernard] What Do the Occupiers Want? The news media seem confused about what the Occupiers of Wall Street, San Francisco and other cities around America, and now the world, have been demanding. The Occupiers are mad – they’re mad at Wall Street, and mad at the rich, and mad at Republicans and […]

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Poetry by Christopher Bernard

Bike Angel I fly down the hill on my black bike. I know what I love, I know what I like. I conquer the slopes on my bike’s back like a wild black angel, the way I like. She’s a Raleigh ten-speed, phat and sleek, titanium light and chrome with slick, quick to the touch […]

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Poetry by Christopher Bernard

Rag Elite Ah, it’s hard to be an elitist, and not be a defeatist, in this populist purgato-ry. You’ve got to feel swell even as you go to hell, and remember most of literary his-to-ry: there was Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Flaubert, Balzac, Chernychevsky, Baudelaire and Mallarmé, frenzied, tragic, or blasé; there was Thackeray, there was Dickens, […]

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