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The week in all things man and word: Unfortunate consequences of facial hair, rally car safety, and more Arrested Development funMore

Apocrypha

Apocrypha

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“A couple of grown-up crack babies, crazy as hell. The third one has an air about him like he doesn’t belong down here, like he ought to be pulling that suitcase through an airport in Vegas or MiamiMore

Shifting Ground, Falling Floor

Shifting Ground, Falling Floor

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“Though I would be loathe to admit it, part of the joy of reading for me is knowing things are already decided. Nothing dangerous or unexpected—as opposed to reality—is going to happenMore

Crook Necked

Crook Necked

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“You can’t spit it in there,” Little Tika said. “You got to spit in the compost. Mr. Zach don’t waste.” I had taught her wellMore

BULLshot: Kaj Tanaka

BULLshot: Kaj Tanaka

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“That’s all respect is here: maintaining the illusion of powerMore

Respect

Respect

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“Everyone was watching, at that point. I was watching too. I should have intervened, because animals on the playground—dogs, cats, snakes, even raccoons sometimes—it happens a lot.More

Not a Kangaroo Anywhere

Not a Kangaroo Anywhere

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Prisons make for great bird sanctuaries. There are so many bars over the windows, and corners of the windows, that no one is going to clean out the nests.More

BULLshot: Darrin Doyle

BULLshot: Darrin Doyle

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The author of “Head” on what inspired his storyMore

tumBULLr Tuesday

tumBULLr Tuesday

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The week in all things man and word: Dance (fighting) with Death, colorful hairstyles, and battle ranges over timeMore

Head

Head

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“He was aware of the physical world, but from a distance, as if he had plunged into a deep hole. He no longer conceived of either his hand or the receiver; he only sensed, wordlessly, that a distant part of himself stood in contact with an object, and that object should be used for destruction.More

The Book of Duels

The Book of Duels

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Books like this are the reason small publishers exist. It is so quirky and weird, so frighteningly accomplished and esoteric as to scare away a big publisher concerned only with the bottom lineMore

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tumBULLr Tuesday

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The week in all things man and word: Celebrating Papa’s birthday, when mannequins attack, and inappropriate Little Golden BooksMore

Fiesta!

Fiesta!

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A visit to the Fiesta of San Fermin, made famous by Hemingway, reveals it’s just as decadent and depraved as ever.More

BULLshot: Devin Murphy

BULLshot: Devin Murphy

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“…love of the natural world is at the heart of almost everything I write…”More

Catfight

Catfight

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“There was a small chalkboard with over/under odds written across the top. If he got through all thirty-four cats in ten minutes he won seven thousand dollars. That was the dealMore

What We’re Reading: July

What We’re Reading: July

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This month’s picks from the BULL staff—Franzen, Benn, DeLillo, and a face-boiling conundrumMore

“The car had been through a reconstructed transmission, a busted carburetor, and was an absolute lush for Valvoline.” – Jordan Farmer, “Brothers”