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  • Photo by David Rabbit Wallace
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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
  • Day 243: a drink of water, by Loren Kerns
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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
  • Reporter's Notebook by Roger H. Goun
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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
  • Provincetown by Tom Head
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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
  • Tattoo Charlie's by Britt Selvitelle
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    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
  • Memo by Michael Cory
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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
  • Screen Shot 2016-07-27 at 9.33.47 PM
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    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
  • Footprint II by Fran Tapia
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    I’m not sure why I chose Howie Herskovisy to be my partner in solving mysteries. Perhaps it was because, a year younger than me and living one very ...

    On September 24, 2016 / By
  • Fortune Cookie, with Pan-Cultural Advice
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    “Screw the Pooch”: Pan-Cultural Advice

    Dear Pan, I have two best friends, Ginny and Maria. We live in the same neighborhood. Our kids play together. Last Wednesday I happened to be looking out ...

    On September 18, 2016 / By
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    Far in the Hole

    An out-take from the acclaimed novel Heat and Light. Jennifer Haigh: In drafting a novel, I give myself permission to follow every thread of story that fascinates me. ...

    On August 28, 2016 / By
  • Blackboard by Bjørn Egil Johansen
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    Will You Line Up the Children?

    For pigtails, balance beams, cracks to break your mother’s back. Everything, lines. I wrote loops, not over and over but forward and forward and my line was a ...

    On August 14, 2016 / By