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Sunday Light and Word – Natural Lights

Searching the angles of chance. Continue reading

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SEVEN THINGS WE DON’T CARE ABOUT THIS WEEK: That Party On The Roof Song

Every single thing that we shouldn’t be talking about now combined in one easy-to-swallow gel cap. Continue reading

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Purvi Patel is Not a Terrorist: What Happens When Fetal Citizenship Trumps Women’s Rights

Dr. Sayantani DasGupta on the travesty of the trial of Purvi Patel and what it says about race, America and women’s rights now. Continue reading

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The Song Of Sloth

Maybe The Sleepytime Bear is actually some sort of REM sleep vampire who feeds on the delta brainwaves of insomniacs, keeping them asleep long enough to feed, while their life force slowly ebbs away. On the astral plane, he flies out in darkness on great bat-like wings, scouring the countryside, the valleys and thoroughfares of the night echoing with his bloodthirsty cries. Continue reading

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Dare To Be Stupid: Comedy Songs, The Best and the Rest

The ability to make people laugh is even rarer than the ability to make beautiful music. The combination of both, executed well, is cause for celebration. Amanda Nazario gives props to parody progenitors Stan Freberg, Allan Sherman, Tom Lehrer, et al, and the 21st century’s own master of making fun, “Weird Al” Yankovic, still riding high after debuting at number one last year. Continue reading

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Sunday Light and Word – Silver Screen Mercies at Large, or Rest

Searching the angles of chance. Continue reading

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The Week in Bad Poems: Hillary Clinton Edition

The field of hopefuls, and the rest of us hope less. Continue reading

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He who magnetized the gaze, in The Adventures of Robin Hood, 1938

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Falling in love with a dead man, raising a son, losing a lover… Melissa Holbrook Pierson watches TV with Robin Hood. Continue reading

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April 15, 1985: The Fight

For the last 30 years, I’ve regarded Hagler/Hearns the way oral poets preserved the ancient stories: I’ve remembered it, replayed it and above all, celebrated it. Continue reading

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