Issue 67 | The Sun Magazine

May 1981

Readers Write

Death Of A Loved One

Giving the eulogy, being followed by a chicken, losing a child

By Our Readers


Once, in the Orient, I talked of suicide with a sage whose clear and gentle eyes seemed forever to be gazing at a never-ending sunset. “Dying is no solution,” he affirmed. “And living?” I asked. “Nor living either,” he conceded. “But, who tells you there is a solution?”

Elie Wiesel

The Sun Interview

The Word Gets Around

An Interview With Pete Seeger

One reason racism seems to be more of a problem is at last it’s out in the open. Racism has been there all along. It’s an old, old human problem, that’s been with us for thousands of years, and it’s in every country of the world in one form or another. Some have solved it in one way and not solved it in other ways.

By Howard Jay Rubin
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Excerpts From The Incompleat Folksinger

I guess in modern life you have to plan. But there’s such a thing as planning too much. There’s such a thing as planning too early. Here’s what jazz musicians can teach the politicians of the world: we must plan for improvisation.

By Pete Seeger
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Meeting The Monkey

I was an infant, clinging to an umbilical cord, and the stark truth of this world was that there was no one to clutch, cling to, no one to reel me in, no one to rescue me but myself. So I clumsily conceived a new self, one that did not need to design an intellectual wall of insulation against this vacuum.

By Elizabeth Rose Campbell


“You done me wrong,” and his voice is full of all the stars in the universe and all the dreams of love that are snuffed out like an annoying candle still burning downstairs at bedtime.

By Kathleen Snipes

Questionable Cartoons

The cartoons from this selection are available as a PDF only.

Cartoons By Tuli Kupferberg