Category Archives: Popular Culture

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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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What Women’s Names Say About Them (On the Radio)

In which we respond to Buzzfeed’s “What Guy’s Names Say About Them” post…with a little help from FM radio. Continue reading

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The Science of Imaginary Solutions

Jack Christian, up late at night and awake, tackles the nuances of Pataphysics. And the MFA. And PBR. Continue reading

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This Is Where the Conversation Goes Wrong

Lobbing an opinion bomb is a delicate operation Continue reading

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