–Arts and letters for the modern age–

Cathode Ray Zone

–Arts and Letters for the Modern Age–

Daniel A. Kaufman

Wanting and Doing

Wanting and Doing

I do not understand my own actions.  For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. —Paul, Letter to the Romans 7.15 (Revised Standard Version) There is a certain line of thinking that has been part of the Western narrative since antiquity, one...

Yearbook

Yearbook

It was a big deal that time of the year, when our high school yearbook came out. In truth, it was a big deal all year: when the staff was being determined (you had to be elected to work on the yearbook); while photos for it were being taken; and as the year’s theme...

An Ill-Fated Venture

An Ill-Fated Venture

“I gotta’ get out of here for the summer.”  Gene Lemon gave one more suck on his Newport menthol, before flicking it out of the window. “You know what I mean?” We were sitting in Gene’s car, in the Roosevelt Field mall parking lot, after our lunch shift at...

The New Galleria Shopping Mall

The New Galleria Shopping Mall

November 6th, 2020, 4:00pmLocation: The New Galleria shopping mall. Fran Rosenberg, Sean Anderson, Marissa Preston, and Tim Goldstein are hanging out. THE NEW GALLERIA SHOPPING MALL Fran: [Sipping soda, from a Styrofoam cup] So, how’s the band coming together, Tim?...

Gendrome

Gendrome

Gendrome is a new novel by Daniel A. Kaufman, illustrated by Mariah Gregg-Fling. It imagines a world that is adjacent to, but not quite our own.  Cathode Ray Zone is pleased to present Gendrome in serial form, with a new installment releasing every two weeks. We...