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Revise the Rules


Revise The Rules

“If you obey all the rules you’ll miss all the fun.” Katherine Hepburn


Guest host Roxane Gay presents three stories in which personal codes and rules of behavior are tested. In “Miss Laura’s School for Esquire Men,” by Carmen Maria Machado, hopelessly macho men are learning to be kinder and gentler. The reader is Emily Skeggs. A schoolroom friendship comes at a high price in “Rubberdust,” by Sarah Thankam Mathews, performed by Purva Bedi. The story was included in Best American Short Stories 2020 by guest editor Curtis Sittenfeld. A highly principled dog walker contemplates a big change in Lydia Millet’s “Sir Henry,” performed by John Lithgow.

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