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‘We’re all freaks, together’

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G. Willow Wilson has spent her life telling stories. She’s told her own in her graphic novel Cairo and memoir Butterfly Mosque. She’s chronicled...

‘Be wary of windows’

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"Young women, be wary of windows as you sit shuttling needle through a full white moon of cloth. ...” So opens the poem “The Fall” in a...

No chasm to cross

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If we’re to trust Thurston Moore, “Rock stars can’t be poets, which sucks.” The line is from a poem by Moore titled “By The Lightswitch.”...

Learning to walk in India

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Standing in a bus station in Mumbai, Molly Brown lit a fresh cigarette off the smoldering stub of another — it’s not that the American nurse didn’t know better, it’s just that she didn’t give a damn anymore. Extreme pain will do that...

American Life in Poetry: Column 559

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Poetry

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Words | Week of Dec. 10, 2015

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Knowing nature

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Environmental history conferences have often frustrated University of Colorado history professor Phoebe Young. She grew dissatisfied with “listening to people who had really interesting things to say but examined material nature as if culture didn’t really matter.” ...

Words | Week of Dec. 3, 2015

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