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    Dismantling Communication—Literally

    A friend was telling me about a particularly awkward experience recently—which I will not share here, except to remind you that coffee is indeed a diuretic—when she happened ...

    On December 11, 2016 / By
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    Love in a Cup

    “I’ll have a chai,” I say. “You mean a chai tea latte?” my barista asks. There is a long, uncomfortable pause that she doesn’t seem to notice.  “Fine,” ...

    On November 27, 2016 / By
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    Stepping Back: Election Blues on Veterans Day

    Over the long Veterans Day weekend, I’m hitting the final lap on the world’s most procrastinated thesis. I’m focusing on Virginia Woolf—specifically, on how she writes about World ...

    On November 13, 2016 / By
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    HOW TO COME BACK TO EARTH

    On the 30th anniversary of the Challenger explosion, NPR interviews one of the scientists who failed to persuade NASA officials that launching the space shuttle would be a ...

    On October 30, 2016 / By
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    Monster Love

      You sign a liability waver and pay your money–for the chance to walk down a hallway two feet wide and forty feet long, in darkness, alone. Part ...

    On October 30, 2016 / By
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    from The Sea Ranch

    Jared Stanley: One thing I can say about The Sea Ranch is this: despite everything, a poem can be an earthly paradise – and in this one, I ...

    On October 23, 2016 / By
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    Speak Up, I’m Eavesdropping

    I put it off as long as I could. Covered up, as people do; smiled and nodded. Finally I gave in and went to an audiologist. She sat ...

    On October 22, 2016 / By
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    Provincetown Sketches, Part 1

    Before marriage, the gays had some nice things: bars without bachelorette parties, Pride marches without corporate logos, relationships without state recognition and straight expectation. We also had some ...

    On October 14, 2016 / By
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    Tattoo

    Originally I wanted a tattoo of my tattoo artist giving me the tattoo itself but he said “boundaries” and demanded I peruse the tattoo photographs cascading down his ...

    On October 9, 2016 / By
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    Note from Management

    Please, remember to leave the poem the way you found it. Photo “Memo” by Michael Cory ; licensed under CC BY 2.0 ...

    On October 9, 2016 / By
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    Bellydancers

    A portrait in comics of an unexpected subculture in Vermont ...

    On October 2, 2016 / By
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    Innocents and Others, by Dana Spiotta

    In much of her fiction, Dana Spiotta has focused on relationships among friends and family, with their frustrations, recriminations and nearly incurable optimisms. In her current novel, Innocents ...

    On September 27, 2016 / By