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The Nightmare Didn’t Start With President Trump

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“I propose to take our countrymen’s claims of American exceptionalism seriously, which is to say I propose subjecting our country to an exceptional moral standard.” ~Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between The World and Me   My country is spiraling into toxic oblivion, and for most of the year I’ve had little to say. While my contemporaries have busied themselves with bitter rants, memes and re-tweets...

Onion-ing The Onion: Four Satirical News Articles

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Satire is the greatest form of social commentary. Good satire elicits laughter, and laughter bypasses ideology, opinion, and belief system. It’s a moment of bodily satori, realization at its purest and most unfiltered. No one does a better job of creating these hilarious satori-moments than The Onion. In fact, I’d nominate them for Most Valuable Account on my Instagram feed, right up...

Alfa Mist’s Antiphon: The Internet’s Greatest Jazz Album

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540,000 views, 650 comments, a Takuya Karoda playlist recommended in the YouTube sidebar. In 2017, these are the accolades of a new, brilliant, genre-defining jazz record. Oops, did I say record? Well that’s a little misleading, because Alfa Mist’s Antiphon is only available as a Bandcamp download, and maybe as an incandescent stream for Apple Music subscribers, but I really...

“Chimera” Finally Released From My Imagination: It’s LIT (-erature)!

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I heard the two obligatory knocks on my front door from the UPS dude and, as though our couch was equipped with a nuclear launch option, shot out of my afternoon stupor and onto the front porch. A square, brown package was resting at my feet in the sunlight. The realization dawned on me…I was about to meet my dream-book Chimera for the first time! I tore the package open without ceremony...

Four Golden Book-Bytes from the Braid

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If you’re ever in downtown Salt Lake City with some serious book-reading blues, drop by Golden Braid Books (151 south/500 east on the grid) and pay me a visit. Chances are I’ll be chillin’, maybe giving someone an aura reading, maybe finding another collection of Native American poetry to bury my nose in, maybe even writing a pithy limerick on my third cup of coffee. (This is a...

Guest Post: A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James

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(It is with pure delight that I present to you the latest bookish musings of our correspondent John Brisker, following his recent mental pilgrimage to Jamaica. Good thing TSA can’t frisk us after we figuratively enter and leave a Caribbean country, right John? –JM)   “-There’s a program after the peace concert. A plan, call it an agenda. -What kind of agenda? -You...

A beautiful blog with no images required

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Typology is a WordPress theme created for bloggers that just want to write, without the hassle of looking for the right featured image. It has a unique design based on beautiful typography and a modern, clean layout. Simply write your content and publish – Typology will handle the rest. Efficiently negotiate enabled partnerships whereas team building channels. Competently visualize cross-platform...

What could possibly go wrong?

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The simplest ways to choose the best coffee

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