This article on the (slightly eccentric) Sun magazine might be of some interest to many of our readers and contributors. I met Sy Safransky in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, shortly before he launched the magazine and, later, used to say hello to him whenever I’d see him hawking it on bustling Franklin Street. (And that was often). Thirty-five years later, he’s still pressing on with a business model that, as this article explains, is decidedly non-business.

If after reading this you want to read more about The Sun, which bills itself as “Personal, Political, Provocative, Ad-free,” check out its Web site.

Keith Graham

Keith Graham

Keith Graham was among the recipients of the prestigious Stella Artois prize at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival. Named for a blind piano player, he is also well known for always giving money to street accordion players. A quotation that he considers meaningful comes from the Irish writer Roddy Doyle: "The family trees of the poor don't grow to any height." In addition to contributing to Like the Dew, Keith frequently posts quotations and links and occasionally longer articles at

  1. Billy Howard

    We’ve had a subscription, thanks to a friend, for several years and love reading the stories, which are always personal, provocative and well written.

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