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The Portrait-Sitter: Poverty, Intimacy, Paint, & Naples

In an excerpt from his memoir-in-progress, Cooking the Octopus, writer John Domini tells of a sweltering Naples afternoon spent as a painter’s subject. Continue reading




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Rumble at Hofstra: Trump V. Clinton Round One

Sean Beaudoin calls Sean Hannity, gets no response.




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Beware the Ides of Trump

I come not to praise Trump but to bury him.




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The Week in Bad Poems: Election Epigrams

Some light verse / from the hearse / Of our democratic system.




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Eric Buchanan Is A Man With A Heart, Like Anybody. Maybe Even More So.

“I don’t put limits on myself, and I feel like I can—and I will—paint anything I want to, anything I can think of, and try any experiment I want. I don’t feel like I’m owned by pressure from a gallery to make this certain type of thing that sells, and stick with that because anything else will confuse people. I don’t care. I like being an independent because I don’t care if it confuses my audience. This is what I like.”




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Taxi Driver: 40 Thoughts for 40 Years

Taxi Driver may be the most important American film, and 40 years later, it still talks to us.




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July, 2016

Dogs, dads and girls bearing cannolis. Joe will never forget July, 2016.




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Clementine, Aloft

Kindles, TED talks, yoga shreds, and memes: in the end, maybe there is no real accounting for time.




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The Final Popped Culture

The Weeklings editors, staff, and various contributors take turns answering the one question that matters most.




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