ducts - no. 2: winter, 2000

Bill Bilodeau

Bill is the editor of a small daily newspaper in New Hampshire. He studied creative writing at Harvard and is currently at work on a novel. He is married... with children.

Thomas Fast

Thomas, a.k.a. Naked Man, is teaching English to junior high school students in Japan. He studied art history at New York University and has traveled and lived throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Mark Goldblatt
Mark Goldblatt has published op-ed columns in the New York Times, the New York Post, the Daily News, and Newsday, and has written feature articles for Travel and Leisure and book reviews for Reason and the National Review. Mark resides in New York City.
Alexandra Hoffman
Alexandra was publications manager at Montefiore Medical Center in The Bronx for eighteen years and wrote extensively on hospice, medical education and other topics relating to medicine and health care. In addition to freelancing, she is a partner in Stark Hoffman Kevis, a creative agency that develops and produces informational and marketing materials.
Brian Huskey
Brian is a New York based photographer, musician and actor. He has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, in various print ads and television commercials below the Mason Dixon line. He is a member of Naked Babies, one of New York's hottest new comedy troupes.
Benjamin Malcolm
Benjamin is a Washington, D.C. based freelance writer. He currently works as a program associate in an international educational development organization. In the past he has worked as a journalist and, later, as a Peace Corps teacher/volunteer in Thailand. When he isn't working on poetry, short fiction, or his novel, Benjamin plots how he will get back to Asia in time for World Cup 2002.
Jenny Oh
Jenny is a documentary filmmaker who is currently developing a project about the American coffee industry. This is her first foray into website cartoons.
Margaret Hundley Parker
Margaret writes fiction and nonfiction. She is Associate Editor of Fit magazine and teaches at Kingsborough College. She also teaches children through the Teachers & Writers program of New York City. Margaret received an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College in May.
J. Stefan-Cole
Ms. Stefan-Cole has published essays and book reviews for The Brooklyn Rail. One of her short stories is included in the best selling anthology, Dick for a Day. She is currently at work on her first novel.
Jeffrey Parker Thompson
Jeffrey is pursuing his Ph.D. in Art History at Emory University in Atlanta. He has lived and studied in New York, Atlanta and Rome.
Randall Woods
As a mild-mannered editor for a Seattle-based national insurance magazine, Randy fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice and a really good screenplay. A former managing editor for a magazine about garbage-hauling, Randy is also an amateur photographer.


Jonathan Kravetz
Jonathan is a Brooklyn based freelance writer.
Philip Shane
Philip is a freelance documentary film editor. His programs have appeared on PBS, ABC, Cinemax, Lifetime Television, and The Learning Channel. He lives in New York with his wife Julie.

Special Thanks

We thank Rachel Talbot for her invaluable contributions to this issue.