Category Archives: Memoir

Disco Mullet '79

Rock On – A Life (So Far) In Music

What do The Roots, RuPaul, Buddy Holly, Rosanne Cash, a disco mullet, and tot rage have in common? The Weeklings’ new music editor, Robert Burke Warren, who shares a bit of his life as a globe-trotting bass player, singer-songwriter, and practitioner of “the quickening art.” Continue reading

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Bated Breath

David Winner on the rules for oxygen under hospice care and the still moments in his mother’s final days. Continue reading

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Dogless Days

Even if he’s a constant source of annoyance, the absence left by a lost dog is enormous. Continue reading

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Costa Rican Lottery

The Brothel and the Lottery

Tyler McMahon travels to El Salvador to discover the hidden meaning in hitting the jackpot. Continue reading

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Digital photo taken by Marc Averette. Coral Way in Coral Gables, Florida, United States.

Dead Pool

In this haunting piece, Leigh Raper recalls a college acquaintance who died gruesomely, triggered by police photographs of Kurt Cobain’s death scene. Continue reading

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Linda Lovelace in 1974, Mirrorpix/Courtesy Everett Collection.

Porn in the 80s

Richard Benson, recently called the new DH Lawrence in The Economist, writes about porn in the 80s and sexual mores today from an age of innocence to one that’s a bit less so… Continue reading

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Slamming the Screen Door: My Unplugged Summer #1

On June 1, Whitney Collins went dark. Her Facebook page went dead, and her Twitter feed. Her iPhone was turned off, as well as her laptop. Her house was purged of television sets, video game consoles, DVD players, and all the detritus of our modern age. This is her first typewritten dispatch from the Land of No Screens. Continue reading

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