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A short story must be, by definition, short. That’s the trouble with short stories. That’s why they’re so difficult to write.
A short story must be by definition short Thats the trouble with

Jeffrey Eugenides on “Car-Crash While Hitchhiking”

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05/24/2017 at 15:23. Facebook
I too saw the satin ribbons, the scrunchies, the clothing tags, the fat knots of underwear and panty hose, had my eyes dazzled by the foil of a bag of potato chips, the ripped labels of Poland Spring water bottles, look’d on the clear plastic rosary with a cross, the teak mantra beads strung on red thread, look’d at the fine centrifugal spokes of light round the shape of a plastic spoon, and...
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How the Brooklyn Bridge Became a Living Landfill

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05/24/2017 at 15:08. Facebook
What we abandoned with the death of screen savers was a culture that could accept walking away from life onscreen.
What we abandoned with the death of screen savers was a culture

The Lost Joys of the Screensaver

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On Seeing an Ex-Husband on the Cheese Line of the Gourmet Grocery Store
by Meredith Trede

His eyes dart through a physical-asset
inventory; he asks, was I wondering,
as he gestures to the contents of his cart,
about his expanded tastes, apparently
each product reminds him of a country
he and his new wife (she too busy to work
for wages) have seen—and so on and so far
from our first trip to...
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On Seeing an Ex-Husband on the Cheese Line of the Gourmet Grocery Store

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05/24/2017 at 14:40. Facebook
In some ways, it is a typical community cookbook, with recipes for Amish Friendship Bread and Swedish Meatballs, but with contributions from showgirls and tiger tamers.
In some ways it is a typical community cookbook with recipes for

Siegfried and Roy: Masters of the Kitchen

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05/24/2017 at 14:32. Facebook
Joseph Brodsky was born on this day in 1940. Read his Art of Poetry interview here:
Joseph Brodsky was born on this day in 1940 Read his Art of Poetry interview here:

Joseph Brodsky, The Art of Poetry No. 28

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The problem with most disease names is that they contain scary words: flu, disorder, virus. It’s bad for business.
The problem with most disease names is that they contain scary words

Who Gets to Name Diseases—and Why Isn’t It You?

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On screensavers: their hypnotic aesthetic, their tie to 90s nostalgia, and what we’ve lost with their obsolescence.
On screensavers their hypnotic aesthetic their tie to 90s nostalgia and what

The Lost Joys of the Screensaver

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In lines that are somehow full of momentum, Sidney Wade describes exactly how it feels not to have any.
In lines that are somehow full of momentum Sidney Wade describes exactly

Poem: Sidney Wade, “Another Passionless Day”

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yesterday at 16:53. Facebook
The only thing harder than crafting a good pun is finding someone to appreciate it.
The only thing harder than crafting a good pun is finding someone to appreciate it

Without ComPUNction

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Growing up does not mean we stop reading Marxist critiques or hating ourselves or feeling the grotesque contrasts writ large on every page of our petty lives.
Growing up does not mean we stop reading Marxist critiques or hating

A Note to the Teen Reading Sartre’s “Critique of Dialectical Reason” on My Flight Today

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In the 1940s, Alex Katz rode the subway into the early morning, sketching passengers who caught his eye.
In the 1940s Alex Katz rode the subway into the early morning

Underground in the 1940s: Alex Katz’s Subway Drawings

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Dreaming Over a Page
by Lewis Warsh

This field they’ve contracted
us to separate from its surroundings
I’ve stayed in bed watching as the
moon above it turns
its globes of earth with spit on every glacier
into landmarks hostile to language
spoken by tyrants
someone is looking over your shoulder as
you write in bed the window
holds a page of commentaries you guide
this pearl into the...
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“Dreaming Over a Page,” a poem by Lewis Warsh

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yesterday at 14:24. Facebook
He’s clearly a machine—most likely a Tandy 1000 EX purchased from a RadioShack in Secaucus, NJ around December ’86.
Hes clearly a machinemost likely a Tandy 1000 EX purchased from a

The President Is a Computer

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Learning from History
by David Ferry

They said, my saints, my slogan-sayers sang,
Be good, my child, in spite of all alarm.
They stood, my fathers, tall in a row and said,

Be good, be brave, you shall not come to harm.
I heard them in my sleep and muttering dream,
And murmuring cried. How shall I wake to this?

They said, my poets, singers of my song,
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“Learning from History,” a poem by David Ferry

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yesterday at 13:15. Facebook
He’s clearly a machine—most likely a Tandy 1000 EX purchased from a RadioShack in Secaucus, NJ around December ’86.
Hes clearly a machinemost likely a Tandy 1000 EX purchased from a

The President Is a Computer

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Get ‘Speedboat’ by Renata Adler, ‘In Love’ by Alfred Hayes, and ‘The Go-Between’ by L. P. Hartley when you subscribe today!
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Seidel’s work, for me, is a lesson in how to handle subjects we should not, and yet must, write about.
Seidels work for me is a lesson in how to handle subjects

Frederick Seidel’s “Spin”

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