Couples. fiction by Olga Stein

COUPLES More than a decade has passed since the events I’m about to recount took place. It’s important to state this at the outset because the early 2000s seem like a different world. It was possible then not to know things. It was conceivable that a writer could ‘borrow’—ideas, even characters—without committing a theft, andContinue reading “Couples. fiction by Olga Stein”

Eve and her Descendants. part 2 of an essay by Olga Stein

Eve and her Descendants (Note to readers: This is the second part of the essay titled, “Religious Revanchism in the USA and that Old Antipathy for Women,” which appeared in the September 2022 issue of WordCity.)   Who is Eve and what does she stand for? It has become an important question of late, especiallyContinue reading “Eve and her Descendants. part 2 of an essay by Olga Stein”

WordCity Literary Journal. November 2022.

©®| All rights to the content of this journal remain with WordCity Literary Journal and its contributing artists. Table of Contents Letter from the Editor. WordCity’s non-fiction editor, Olga Stein Our War on War War isn’t a place anyone would want to visit. Even this statement borders on the inane and insensitive, given the scaleContinue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. November 2022.”

November 2022 Editorial: Our War on War. by Olga Stein

Our War on War War isn’t a place anyone would want to visit. Even this statement borders on the inane and insensitive, given the scale of destruction, death, and suffering we’ve been shown by journalists who’re forced to shield consumers of news from the real devastation taking place on the ground. Let’s keep in mindContinue reading “November 2022 Editorial: Our War on War. by Olga Stein”

Our Sisters in Iran. a poem by Olga Stein

Our Sisters in Iran Why zip when you can zoom, beep when you can boom, rant when roaring is an option? Why bend when you can blare, or tiptoe around, or try to put out rage with quiet words instead of taking action? A moldering edifice needs bringing down. It won’t suffice to frown, or honk instead of howl, when livesContinue reading “Our Sisters in Iran. a poem by Olga Stein”

Where We are Now. editorial by Olga Stein

Where We are Now Putting together an issue that is critical of the new anti-abortion laws in the USA has been wrenching for us at WordCity. It has been exactly two years since the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and look where we find ourselves as women and as members of a society that seesContinue reading “Where We are Now. editorial by Olga Stein”

Religious Revanchism in the USA and that Old Antipathy for Women. essay by Olga Stein

Religious Revanchism in the USA and that Old Antipathy for Women Anyone committed to educating about or protecting civil rights will see the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the US Supreme Court on June 24 of this year as a severe reversal of decades’ worth of social progress. From the standpoint of legal scholars,Continue reading “Religious Revanchism in the USA and that Old Antipathy for Women. essay by Olga Stein”

WordCity Literary Journal. July 2022

©®| All rights to the content of this journal remain with WordCity Literary Journal and its contributing artists. Table of Contents Letter from the Editor. Darcie Friesen Hossack Every so often, we leave our theme open to whatever may be on the minds and hearts (and also in the files) of writers and poets aroundContinue reading “WordCity Literary Journal. July 2022”

Revisiting 1990s Russia: Biznes in the Wild East. editorial by Olga Stein

Olga Stein’s May, 2022 editorial Revisiting 1990s Russia: Biznes in the Wild East Russia’s invasion of Ukraine constitutes one of the biggest, gravest assaults on national sovereignty and human rights in decades. How does one explain it? Is there a political context one can parse well enough to make sense of decisions that have ledContinue reading “Revisiting 1990s Russia: Biznes in the Wild East. editorial by Olga Stein”