2013 Magic Barrel photos

Here is a gallery of photos from the 2013 Magic Barrel. Great thanks to Barbara Grant for taking the photos, and apologies from Robert Crum, who lent her a camera and lens that were much too slow for the low … Continued

Hunger in Oregon

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to complement and aid the work of the Oregon Hunger Task Force in strengthening Oregon’s families and communities. Here’s an excerpt from their web site, detailing the … Continued

Magic Barrel: What’s that name all about?

From Jana Zvibleman’s 2006 introduction to the Magic Barrel Leo Finkle and Pinya Salzman were two European Jewish immigrants in New York City. They were the protagonists in a short story titled The Magic Barrel. So, our evening here tonight … Continued