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Faculty Focus By Britt Gambino

Gotham teacher and journalist Frank Flaherty conducted his first interview with famed crossword puzzle editor Eugene Maleska. Frank was only in his early twenties then, yet to begin his career at the New York Times. “I didn’t really know what I was doing, but it was a lot of fun,” he says. “He looked just like you would imagine a crossword puzzle editor to look like: mismatched socks, tie thrown over one shoulder.” While the finished piece was never accepted for publication, Frank maintains it was a worthwhile experience: “I just had fun doing it.”
 
When Frank first began working at the Times, he was assigned to write an investment column for the Business section. “It’s quite difficult to write a compelling column about bond f...
MORE | ARCHIVE Read On Gotham teacher Carole Bugge contributed the short story “Slaughter House” to the March issue of Weird Tales, a magazine dedicated to fantasy and horror. The story behind the story is interesting. A story called “Slaughter House” first appeared in Weird Tales in 1953, written by the great Richard Matheson. The magazine asked Carole to write an “homage” to the piece for their 50-year anniversary issue, so she wrote a prequel to Matheson’s story, giving it the same title. It’s a ghost story, a damn good one, so if you scare easily don’t read the opening paragraphs that we present here:
 
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I don’t suppose many who read this will have the misfortune to encounter pure evil, as I have.  One thing I know: it changes a person. Try as you might, you are not likely to forget the experience. I’ve tried, by the good Lord, and I can&r...
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Evan Rail: The Wall Street Journal published Evan Rail's article "An Ode To Outdoor Drinking." 
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong: Jennifer Armstrong published her review of the TV series The Mindy Project,  "I Don't Know Why But I Still Want To Hit It," in New York Magazine
Hasanthika Sirisena: Hasanthika Sirisena's story "Alexithymia" appears in Jaggery
Matt de la Pena: CNN spoke to Matt de la Pena about diversity in young adult literature for the article "Where's The African-American Harry Potter Or The Mexican Katniss?" 
Manuel Gonzales: The American Academy of Arts and Letters awarded Manuel Gonzales the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction for his short-story collection, The Miniature Wife
Elizabeth Stevens: Salon published Elizabeth Hyde Stevens' essay "Millennials Just Don't Get It: How The Muppets Created Generation X." 

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