Is My Young Child Safe at School?

The next time she sees the images of flashing red lights and S.W.A.T. teams in riot gear bloating the television screen at the bagel shop, tell her it was just a little accident.

“Where?” she’ll ask.

“At a school,” you’ll say.

“What happened?”

“I don’t know.”

But you do know.

Of course you know why mothers and fathers are standing behind barriers at 10:45 a.m. watching high-school students stream from exits, their faces red and swollen and mottled with tears.

– See more at: http://www.damemagazine.com/2014/12/10/my-young-child-safe-school#sthash.LHWpPWW8.dpuf

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Is Bob Geldof’s New Band Aid Song Insulting To The Africans It’s Supposed To Help?

Here is my new piece on the remake of “Do They Know It’s Christmas.” I thought it was important to talk about the idea celebrity charity at the expense of others–here, the portrayal of African and its people as poor and helpless and sick. Enjoy.

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The Ice Cream Man in the Summer of SAm

Hi–

“He came shuffling down the sidewalk every afternoon that summer at 4:30, when the sun began to crest above the buildings, dousing the entire block in a blinding, ethereal light. He wore bright plaid shorts and a lime green bowling shirt; his hair cotton-white, puffed out in giant tufts from beneath an old Yankees cap that seemed permanently affixed to his head. ”

Check out my newest piece on Narratively: “The Ice Cream Man in the Summer of Sam,” a true story about the summer of 1977.

 

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New Piece Out

Hi,

Here is my newest piece: Journeys of A Psychic Army Spy. This guy did some pretty incredible things, check it out.

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My newest piece “Master of the Macabre”

Check out my latest piece “Master of the Macabre,” a profile of the special effects guy who did the bodies for Roger Spottiswoode’s film, Shake Hands with the Devil, based on Romeo Dallaire’s harrowing memoir about the Rwandan Genocide.

Feel free to like and share it.

Enjoy!

 

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New Piece: Dear Dusty Old Bookstore

My new piece “Dear Dusty Old Bookstore” on Narratively. Like it. Share it. Enjoy.

Happy New Year

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Den of the Dominatrix

Check out my piece for the awesome magazine narratively: Den of the Dominatrix.  Feel free to share it.

And my new site is MariaSmilios.com

 

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NEW SITE:

CLICK HERE TO VISIT MY WEBSITE, MARIA SMILIOS.COM

 

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