"Not many on earth who can slide between 
Lou Reed and Erma Bombeck and be 
this consistently funny."
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Marion Winik, photo by Greg Dohler

4/5/17: I was thinking dark thoughts about my empty nest situation, even though it's still pretty far away. Turns out, I had another think coming. Read The Long Way to Okay on Baltimore Fishbowl.

4/5/17: Have you seen this cool new website, NextTribe? I wrote a piece for it inspired by the TV show Feud: Bette and Joan. It's called The Enduring Power of the Catfight: A Lament.

4/5/17: I'm teaching a writing workshop the weekend of May 20/21 for The Sun (the magazine from Chapel Hill, not the Baltimore newspaper.) Retreat details are here.

4/5/17: Need something quick to read this weekend? Check out our Newsday picks.

3/1/17: "What If You Held A Wedding and Half The Queer People in Austin Came?"... reflections on Paige Schilts' Queer Rock Love.

3/1/17: Have you checked out The Weekly Reader on Baltimore's NPR affiliate, WYPR, 88.1 FM? In conversation with host Lisa Morgan, I run through four books in four minutes, giving my picks from recent releases. You can listen to any or all of them on this page.

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Browse the Bohemian Rhapsody archive — my regular column since 2011 on Baltimore Fishbowl. Some recent highlights:

Marion's "Lives" columns for The New York Times Magazine: "Grand Theft Litho" and "A Mother of A Certain Age".

An archive of Marion's commentaries for All Things Considered.

Lots more essays and articles in the links archive and work archive.


The Weekly Reader on WYPR-FM with Marion Winik and Lisa Morgan

Listen live Wednesdays at 2:33 pm, or play the podcast anytime at The Weekly Reader. Buy the books from our local sponsor, the Ivy Bookshop.