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Writer Night for Second Story Presents David James Keaton

Writer Night for Second Story Presents David James Keaton

This Friday night, 7 PM, Mr. David James Keaton will be here live and in one piece as a benefit for Second Story. I believe you recall Mr. Keaton. Guy’s got a rap sheet a mile long.
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Crazy O’Shea and the Meaning of Life
Poetry

Crazy O’Shea and the Meaning of Life

"I want to soar tonight to the rim of a cauldron / of melting mountain—then plunge like an osprey" A new poem by Jerry McGinley.
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Pac-man Power-ups: Six Things Manny Pacquiao Must Do to Knock Out Floyd Mayweather
Features

Pac-man Power-ups: Six Things Manny Pacquiao Must Do to Knock Out Floyd Mayweather

"Floyd has shown he can be vulnerable against fighters who take chances and press the action. Pacquiao is a gambler."
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Two Poems by Joe Mills
Poetry

Two Poems by Joe Mills

"There is the occasional head, / which can be messy." Two poems by Joe Mills.
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Reaching for Zen While Flipping Off the B***h Who Brake Checks You on an I-65 On-Ramp
First Person

Reaching for Zen While Flipping Off the B***h Who Brake Checks You on an I-65 On-Ramp

"Nothing is forever. Our darkness is impermanent." Shelby Walton on perfectly imperfect practice.
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A Review of "American Sniper"
Reviews

A Review of “American Sniper”

"He is good at shooting people and he feels like it protects the people he cares about. But he isn’t happy about it." Jen Bingham reviews American Sniper.
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Positive Self Talk for Mad Villains
First Person / Humor /

Positive Self Talk for Mad Villains

"Do I really need to explain this to you? No, I'm not going to get upset. I can't control what you do and don't know. I can only control myself." Robin Beery on what villains should say when they talk to themselves (or anyone else).

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Lyricbuster: I Fooled Around and Fell in Love
Humor / Music / Reviews /

Lyricbuster: I Fooled Around and Fell in Love

The Song: “I Fooled Around and Fell in Love.” 1975 tune by the otherwise respectable ElvinBishop (as sung by Mickey Thomas, the man who built a city on rock and roll, regrettably). The Culprit. “I must have been through about a …

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5 Vaccines the Government Doesn't Want You to Know About
Features / Humor /

5 Vaccines the Government Doesn’t Want You to Know About

"If you’ve ever received a sting from a robot bee, odds are it was just administering a top-secret vaccine." Robin Beery dishes on secret vaccinations.

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A Selection of My Failed Pitches for USA Today Guest Editorials
First Person / Humor /

A Selection of My Failed Pitches for USA Today Guest Editorials

I Saw One Less Red Squirrel Today Than Yesterday, So What Happened to That Other Squirrel: An Investigation Our Nation’s Greatest Vegetable is Not the Proud Corn Stalk but the Humble Gutter Pea This Guy I Know, Part 1: Matt …

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White Hipsters Reeling after Second Serious Blow
Features /

White Hipsters Reeling after Second Serious Blow

"'I can’t imagine what my life will be like without Jon Stewart,' said everyone on Twitter." Jen Bingham reports on a breaking hipster crisis.

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Bill Belichick's Current Bedside Reads
Features / Indianapolis /

Bill Belichick’s Current Bedside Reads

Behind those shadowy eye sockets, Bill Belichick is plotting for the big game. But the real question is: What is he reading?

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Classic Reviews: "Vanity Fair"
Book / Reviews /

Classic Reviews: “Vanity Fair”

Vanity Fair, published in 1847, follows the adult lives of two women opposite in breeding, personality, ambition, hair color, and pretty much everything else. Becky Sharp is a 19th-century Mean Girl, unleashing her inner sociopath at every opportunity, while Amelia …

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Lyricbuster: I Fooled Around and Fell in Love

The Song: “I Fooled Around and Fell in Love.” 1975 tune by the otherwise respectable ElvinBishop (as sung by Mickey Thomas, the man who built a city on rock and roll, regrettably). The Culprit. “I must have been through about a …

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