Clowns: The Week in Review

Cody Walker
June 26, 2016
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I’m a fan of short forms: the clerihew, the cartoon caption, the political tweet. As such, I enjoy reading the rating summaries that appear at the end of New York Times movie reviews. A. O. Scott, one of the paper’s chief film critics,…

Swan, Atlas, Snake, Love

Laura Maylene Walter
June 25, 2016
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The subject of bestiality rarely comes to the attention of the general public, but when it does, common reactions include ridicule, disgust, interest or fast dismissal . . . Mentioning bestiality evokes rather emotional and extreme reactions. —Bestiality and Zoophilia:…

Memory is Elsewhere

Brian Michael Murphy
June 25, 2016
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“I want you to tell me a story ‘bout when you were a little boy,” says my four-year-old girl every night. I tell her things I remember, and things I’ve forgotten. Muscle memory is like the sea floor, and it…

The Greatest Decade

Brian Michael Murphy
June 21, 2016
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The Warriors are not greater than the ’95-’96 Bulls, who still have the best win-loss record of all time when you include the postseason. The Warriors have reached heights that the Bulls did not, what with Klay Thompson’s fourth-quarter devastation…

Summer in Vermont

Brian Michael Murphy
June 20, 2016
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Saw a red and white hot air balloon floating over Winooski on my run by the river this morning. Crossed the footbridge and greeted a woman with one of those wands throwing a ball to her dog in a clearing…

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