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Talking Trees

What can a series of ancient trees, stripped bare before their spring flowering disguises them, tell us about themselves — and ourselves? Continue reading




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Sunday Ink: Typhoon in Macao

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Outlier Aphrodisiacs & Fear of Loss: On Writing Perfectly Broken

Robert Burke Warren on going from acclaimed children’s entertainer Uncle Rock to novelist wrestling with how best to render the erotic realities of adulthood.




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Monday Rock City: A Conversation with Eric Spitznagel, author of Old Records Never Die: One Man’s Quest for his Vinyl & His Past

What might possess a person to go looking for their old records? The very same copy of Slippery When Wet that Heather scrawled her phone number on in high school, that Replacements Let it Be from college that still smells … Continue reading




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The Sinister History of U-Shaped Toilet Seats

Bathroom fixtures, magical thinking, and cultural complicity.




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Bob Dylan’s Lover: Imagined

What happens when Bob Dylan starts talking to you about the woman he loves? Darren Anderson channels it here.




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Monday Rock City: Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Ace Frehley Talks Sobriety, Space Travel & Making Peace with KISS

The first time I saw KISS was around second or third grade, just after my parents had split. I went to a K-12 school out in the sticks and there was a senior named Tony Gilley who wore a purple … Continue reading




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Sunday Ink: Making Off

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Dirt Cookies: The Less-Than-Sexy Side of Conflict Reporting

Conflict journalist Carmen Gentile gives an irreverent look at “war-zoney” reporting in Afghanistan.




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