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Gong-gyeog, Gong-gyeog, Gong-gyeog

My mother loved the Pearl Harbor movie TORA TORA TORA. TORA TORA TORA meant ‘attack attack attack’ in Japanese. Gong-gyeog, Gong-gyeog, Gong-gyeog translates the same in Korean. This week North Korea has suggested to Russia and the UK that they abandon their diplomatic missions in Pyongyang before April 10, stating that the government will not […]

Madonna At 18

Three years later Madonna came to sublet my apartment on East 10th Streeet. The walls were as smooth as lumpy pancakes. The bathtub was in the kitchen and the WC had an overhead chain. “I’ll think about it.” I never heard from her, but she was in my apartment for ten minutes. I bet she […]

Madonna Dogs the Yankee

In the summer of 1982 a young girl came to my apartment on East 10th Street. She was looking to sublet it, while I was in Europe. Her name was Madonna. She checked the bathtub in the kitchen and the water closet off the small living room, then said, “I’ll think about it.”