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The 50 Dorkiest Songs You Secretly Love

For once, internet-fostered shamelessness is a good thing, with “The Top 50 Dorkiest Songs You Secretly Love.” Weeklings music editor Robert Burke Warren boldly goes where we’ve all gone before – into the realm of uncool, guilty pleasures; rock, pop, soul, rap, and, of course, disco all get their dork due. You know you love it. Continue reading

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Hemingway vs. Game of Thrones

Ethan Powers investigates the deep link between Ernest Hemingway and certain Game of Thrones dialog, especially now at Emmy time. Continue reading

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Turn Off Your Fleshlight

Litsa Dremousis investigates the onanist’s best friend, and does not come away uneducated. Continue reading

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A NUANCED REDUCTION OF HUMAN MISERY

Larry Benner reports from deep in a Dumpster, while embedded with a homeless unit. Continue reading

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Borne Back Ceaselessly Into the Past: Steinbeck, Nostalgia, Empathy and Amtrak

What does Amtrak’s writer residency program signify about where we are artistically, culturally, and politically today? In 2014 we’re all about nostalgia, yet America’s infrastructure is slowly falling apart. Sean Murphy investigates. Continue reading

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How to Write a List

It’s as easy as one two three. Only you’re not supposed to number the list. Continue reading

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The Suits of “Hannibal”: More Than a Sharp-Dressed Man

Angela Tung on the sartorial elements of TV’s tastiest show. Continue reading

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