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The 5 Worst Scenes Directed by Steven Spielberg
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The 5 Worst Scenes Directed by Steven Spielberg

Even a great director is capable of making mistakes. Here is an insightful analysis of Steven Spielberg's 5 worst scenes.
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The Things Mothers Get to Remember
Poetry

The Things Mothers Get to Remember

""There is a cat somewhere / whose instinct is wind." A new poem by Reese Conner.
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You Wanted to Cross the Finish Line Alone
Poetry

You Wanted to Cross the Finish Line Alone

Dawn Fable kicks off her series of found poetry, leading up to the Indianapolis 500.
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Searching for David Letterman
First Person

Searching for David Letterman

"'What the hell’s going on in here?' It was Dave. We froze. Then tried to look busy." Matt Mays on snagging an interview with Letterman almost twenty years ago.
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“How blue can you get?"
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“How blue can you get?”

"He delivered the call and the response." James Figy on how the life and music of "The King of Blues" still speaks to us.
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An Open Letter to Mr. Tom Hanks from Wilson the Volleyball
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An Open Letter to Mr. Tom Hanks from Wilson the Volleyball

"I hold you responsible—even if you were only following a script." Wilson the volleyball speaks (through writer Liz Main).
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I Entered the Snakepit
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I Entered the Snakepit

I entered the Snakepit unaware of the high and the low of sport and emerged spoiled, on bruised hands and knees. My unforgiving groove gave guilty pleasure to a soft Brazilian bracing for unrepeatable impact as I maneuvered among terrible, …

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Lyricbuster: The Pitney Deathgrip
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Lyricbuster: The Pitney Deathgrip

The Song: “24 Hours from Tulsa”. 1963 Gene Pitney tune penned by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, whose undeniable skill didn’t prevent them from unwittingly interweaving an unspeakable undertone into their Dustbowl ditty. The Culprit. “Told her I’d die before …

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Classic Review: The Canterbury Tales
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Classic Review: The Canterbury Tales

In the summer of 1170, Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, royally pissed off King Henry II. (Pun intended, obviously.) Tired of listening to Henry whine, a group of his loyal followers rode off to Canterbury Cathedral and murdered poor Thomas, …

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Bread Bowl FAQ
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Bread Bowl FAQ

In which all your questions about the Bread Bowl are answered, once and for all.

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In Search of My Silly
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In Search of My Silly

How do you find fun when you're "hardwired to do the hard thing"? Melody Betterman-Layne is taking an organized approach.

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Punchlist, Week of 5/4/15
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Punchlist, Week of 5/4/15

More Bizarro could mean more Jerry Seinfeld, couldn't it? Heidi Samuelson awaits a big-screen battle cry of “Spoooooon!”

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A Brief Report on Generational Trends
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A Brief Report on Generational Trends

Good afternoon, Millennial business owners! And welcome to adulthood! By now you’ve begun to realize your impact on the world is negligible. As it turns out, the ability to “multitask” is not actually a very revolutionary skill. Take heart! Generation …

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The 5 Worst Scenes Directed by Steven Spielberg

I won’t dispute that Steven Spielberg is one of the great American directors. Taken together, his body of work is astonishing in both its breadth and its narrative depth, ranging from explosive summer blockbusters to deeply meditative character studies. But …

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