illustration by Lea C. Deschenes
| Victor D. Infante
The temptation to make this
first letter from the editor breezy and whimsical is almost overwhelming.
No one wants to be thought of as overwhelmingly serious, after all.
Angst is so 20th Century. But as I type, it's one of those alarming
news days, with water hammering down on Southern cities, the streets
of places like New Orleans and Biloxi wearing under unprecedented
torrent. Thousands displaced, hundreds dead—the sort of human
tragedy that boils under your skin a bit, our sheer powerlessness
in the face of nature catching in your throat. (more)