Category Archives: Memoir


Cat-Calling Grandma: Age, Anger, and Lust

Things take a strange turn on Community Day in small-town America Continue reading

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Slamming the Screen Door: Dispatches from a Summer Unplugged, Vol. 3

Whitney Collins posts her final dispatch from a summer free of iPhones, TVs, laptops, iPads, and other devices on which you are reading this. Continue reading

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Razor Sadness, Wizened Eyes: Nirvana Unplugged, 20 Years On

Nirvana’s legendary last recorded performance, 1994′s MTV Unplugged In New York, was too painful for the Weeklings’ Robert Burke Warren to watch. Until now. Continue reading

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In The Drunk Tank

Brandon Claycomb spends the night in a Kentucky jail so that you don’t have to. Continue reading

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Every Dog Owner Has His Day

Every dog has its day. Every dog owner has one, as well, including the days and months and years that follow the loss of a best friend. Finding a replacement is a matter of timing, luck, postponement, and sometimes it’s simply not possible. Then again, isn’t being irreplaceable the whole point? Continue reading

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Smoking Gun, or, Who is Katie Bell?

Gabriel Mason and his literary mentor, whom he calls Bubby, search for a reclusive heiress. Continue reading

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Before the Internet: On Bangkok, Time Machines, and Richard Linklater’s Famous Trilogy

Lauren Markham looks at her relationship, and the one depicted in Richard Linklater’s famous trilogy, from a hotel room in Bangkok Continue reading

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