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Love & Mercy Unpacks the Brian Wilson Legend

Love & Mercy Unpacks the Brian Wilson Legend

"I lean in to listen to Pet Sounds. At times, it’s been the only music I wanted to hear." Liz Main reviews Love & Mercy.
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I Coulda Been a Contender!
First Person

I Coulda Been a Contender!

"Oh, you mean Steve, the economist!” A slice of poetic (and economic) life by Steve Slavin, poet and economist.
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On the Edge of Here
Fiction

On the Edge of Here

"With the exception of myself, every person on Calella was nearly interchangeable." Flash Hybrid Noir fiction by Stephen D. Rogers.
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Classic Review: The Portrait of a Lady

Classic Review: The Portrait of a Lady

Isabel Archer’s biggest problem is that every man she meets wants to marry her. Jamie Leigh reviews the classics.
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Visiting Haworth Parsonage
Poetry

Visiting Haworth Parsonage

"She’s worried about the cost of paper, of ink." A poem by Kristine Chalifoux.
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Noir Noir: A Minimal Thriller
Fiction

Noir Noir: A Minimal Thriller

"He stayed in. Drew blank faces. Precincts he didn’t know corresponded. Fat chance." Flash Hybrid Noir fiction by Forrest Roth.
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Lyricbuster: The Cetera Fire Sale
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Lyricbuster: The Cetera Fire Sale

The Song: “If You Leave Me Now”, 1976 hit penned by Peter Cetera and performed by him and the band Chicago, who were presumably unaware of the hideous consequences of Pete’s girlfriend leaving him. The Culprit If you leave me …

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The People I Hate
First Person / Humor /

The People I Hate

"One of the guys I hate doesn't know I exist, and I only hate him because of the way he rode his bike. That sounds mean, I know, but he rode it in a real holier-than-thou kind of way." Robin Wyatt Dunn hates some guys. This is where the list currently stands.

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The Chicks on the Right are What's Wrong with America
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The Chicks on the Right are What’s Wrong with America

"This is classic victim-blaming. After being kidnapped, enslaved, segregated, ghettoized, and marginalized for centuries by an overwhelming majority, people of color are supposed to forget their heritage—forget themselves—and become part of the Borg."

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Please (Don’t) Give
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Please (Don’t) Give

"For the love of humanity, don’t give. By not giving, you will provide valuable counter and desktop space to a person who so desperately needs it." Jordan Lints wants to know if you really understand how this works.

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Lyricbuster: Timberlake + Timbaland = Timberriver
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Lyricbuster: Timberlake + Timbaland = Timberriver

The Song: “Cry Me a River”, 2002 song by Scott Storch, Timothy “’Timbaland” Mosley, and Justin Timberlake, performed by the latter. Of course, there is an older song by the same title, but Lyricbuster thought it best to give the …

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Poet
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Poet

"Mom was angry when they came to our house. Whey they brought me here. She fought the two men. They seemed nice enough to me." By Michael Mahoney.

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Adventures of the Book Liberation Brigade
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Adventures of the Book Liberation Brigade

Elissa Brown heads the Book Liberation Brigade.

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Love & Mercy Unpacks the Brian Wilson Legend

Have you ever spent a whole day listening to Pet Sounds, from “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” to “Caroline No,” again and again? Each song is an epiphany, but rapid-fire epiphanies are hard to absorb, so…you have to go back to …

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