Donald McCarthy


May 2017 - 'Schism in the Sky' appearing in Weirdbook #35 Paperback – May 20, 2017

May 2017 - ‘How’s Annie?’: Why the Rebus of ‘Twin Peaks’ Is the Point, Not the Problem in New York Observer.

April 2017 - No Country for Peaceful Men: The United States Covets War, and Syria is a Convenient Enemy

February 2017 - The Power and Limits of Political Art in the Time of Trump

February 2017 - A People Ignored: The Future of Protest in America

January 2017 - A Different Me short story in Adelaide Magazine that was an honorable mention in Glimmer Train's 2016 New Writer award. Available at

January 2017 - How Can Democrats Reach Millennials? It's Easy: Climate Change

December 2016 - The Russia Conundrum: How Can Democrats Avoid Getting Entangled in a Losing Issue?

December 2016 - In the Age of Trump, Protests Have Never Been More Critical

October 2016 - Fictional story "Stalingrad"featured on PlotsWithGuns.

October 2016 - Essay on The Right Wing's Political Correctness featured on DrunkMonkeys.

September 2016 - Article on How the New Atheist Movement Blew a Big Opportunity to Bring Acceptance to Non-Believers.

August 2016 - Article on Guns, NRA and politics "Made in America".

June 2016 - Article at on Looking the other way: The accepted sexual abuse of young boys by institutional powers.

May 2016 - short story “Class Warfare” featured at for the Monday are Murders feature.


Donald McCarthy currently lives on Long Island in New York. He is a graduate of City College of New York's MFA program and tutors and teaches at SUNY Old Westbury. His writing has appeared in Salon, Alternet, Pseudopod, The Progressive Populist, Screen Spy, KZine, The Washington Pastime, and more. He is currently an ongoing writer for the website Drunk Monkeys where he writes about all sorts of topics from politics to television to the films of David Lynch.

Because everyone loves to hear about favorites, here are his: his favorite film is Mulholland Drive, favorite book is Duma Key, favorite poem is Richard Cory, favorite album is The Rising, and favorite television show is The Sopranos.

Oddly enough, he has an extreme dislike of cheese and doesn't see what's so special about the beach.