Barry Graham

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  • 16 years ago | Longform

    Can there be another city in the state, or even the country, that would organize a massive public New Year's party, invest in it heavily, and then scare the citizens out of attending? It is New Year's Eve, and people are frightened. In the afterno...

  • 17 years ago | News

    This week, let's talk about adultery. About illicit blowjobs. And about perjury. Better yet, let's talk about a guy who does all of those things. Let's pick a guy who not only cheated on his wife by getting multiple blowjobs (so he could say he ha...

  • 17 years ago | News

    Midnight. A blues song plays, scratching the air with the romance of desolation. A few people are still here. My feet rest on the table. I'm drinking Jack Daniel's from a glass. On the other side of the table, Dale Baich has a glass of his own. Ba...

  • 17 years ago | News

    They're not in the motel room anymore. When I knock on the door no one answers, and later I find out they're both gone. I already knew she had left but I thought he'd still be around. He isn't, and I'm relieved. I didn't enjoy the company of Jose ...

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    "I'm here every day," the guy says. "Well, every day except Sunday. Sunday is for family and God." The guy is Mexican, handsome, in his 30s, with a mustache and a smile like sunlight. He has a taco stand on Van Buren near 17th Avenue. The stand ha...

  • 17 years ago | News

    A good friend of mine, Mickey Spillane Jr., sent me a pitch for a novel, perhaps a screenplay. I told him it was too improbable, that stuff like this couldn't happen outside of trash fiction. But he claims it's all true. Says he heard it from some...