Ling Ma on writers and their parents

Your story in the fictional issue, "Peking Duck," opens with a description of the narrator's early years in America, when her parents take her to the library to improve her English. A librarian recommends “Iron & Silk,” by Mark…

No questions asked

In his book, A theory of justice, philosopher John Rawls presents a framework for creating institutions for a more egalitarian society. The institutions of any society, as we know, are created by people. People bring their biases, due to…

Milestones: A Writer’s Reward

Tim Van Schmidt | New SCENE I recently took a step that I would like to share. In other words, last week's article - the one on a fine arts party - was the 104th article I have published in the North Forty News/New Scene Weekly. That's…