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RIP Matthew Power

Last November, my friend Matthew Power and I did a reading together at a crowded, cave-like East Village bar. I opened the proceedings with...
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The Wisdom of Deer

When the Indonesian government looks back upon its handling of Mount Kelud’s latest eruption, it may lament its failure to heed a...
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Small Victories

While recently pondering the precise definition of the word “deadpan,” I felt compelled to look up a quote that stuck with me...
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Trial by Laughter

From one of the best-titled anthropological papers of the past several decades, a brief account of one way in which Inuit shamanic...
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More Skies Live Spots

Greetings from Los Angeles, where I’m spending a few days working and searching for the perfect shrimp burrito. I need to rush back...
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