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Is It Love?

September 28, 2011 by

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by Kyla Marshell Take me all the way back to 15, when I loved everything with my whole body, when the slightest touch shot me straight up, shuddering, so aware of my skin. Take me back to first kisses and slow dances, best friends forever, your jagged half of the heart inseparable from mine. A […]

Food Politik

September 28, 2011 by

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by Karas Lamb This city extends from the requisite concrete and steel into an altered universe where grass and foliage jut from fields that buttress aging enclaves and apartment blocks, interrupting all indicators of humanity, as if to suggest they were here first. Not a point to be argued, but more a circumstance to be […]

Rhythm in Life

September 28, 2011 by

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by Anthony Dean-HarrisSome months ago, I attended a musician’s master class officiated by jazz trumpeter Nicholas Payton. That Monday afternoon, Payton spoke of a great many things on listening to one another, the versatility of artistic voice, and self-judgment, but the notion that stuck with we most that day was the importance of timing. Payton […]

They Would Never Be Caught in a Keffiyeh, Though

September 28, 2011 by

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by Alexander Brown Longtime readers (Hi, Mom!) will recognize that I have a longstanding beef with college republicans as a whole. And it isn’t just because of their completely nonsense style of debating punctuated by Ronald Reagan quotes, the fact all of them are issued a seemingly endless supply of sweater vests upon high school […]

On Education

September 14, 2011 by

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by Alexander P. Brown Okay, we can all agree that education in this country is sorely lacking. It may not be India lacking, but it’s pretty low for a first world country who allocates in educational funding for each mini-human the price of a used Honda Civic until they hit eighteen. It’s why films such […]

How Long Ago Were the Old Days, Really?

September 14, 2011 by

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by Peter McKay This is the first installment of a series of posts with the author’s personal recollections of 9/11, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the catastrophe. Perhaps the greatest measure of the otherwise unfathomable tragedy and consequence of 9/11 is how difficult it is to imagine a world in which the attacks never happened. Think […]

You Are a Tourist

September 14, 2011 by

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by Kyla Marshell You are a tourist. This I know. It’s summer in the city, the best time of year, and so you and your little Midwestern family have come to the Greatest City on Earth to take off-key pictures of buildings whose names and functions you do not know. You are so easy to […]