Tag Archives: Growing up

Cigarettes After Sexism: The Shy-Boy Misogyny of Indie

Cigarettes After Sexism: The Shy-Boy Misogyny of Indie

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I spent most of high school wearing hoodies, reading guys like Salinger, and thinking about a girl called Laura, whose name is not really Laura.more

To Kill a Watchman

To Kill a Watchman

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During my last semester of graduate school, when MFA applications were pending, I was granted a sign from the literary gods. It came in the form of a poorly-worded tweet that was linked, forwarded, and tagged to me at least five times, all from different people: “RECENTLY DISCOVERED NOVEL FROM HARPER LEE, AUTHOR OF TOmore

Homer Postcard & Victim of a Crime

Homer Postcard & Victim of a Crime

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“You should see this piece of land I have,” he said. “Most days, it’s just me and the dog out there, and it’s beautiful.” It was the last thing I heard him say before he said goodbye. He was building a house. When he got back from six weeks in Portland it would be fall approaching winter, and even if he paid somebody to keep his worksite clear of snow, what kind of shape would he be in, working in the cold? more

Holy Thoughts

Holy Thoughts

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Catholic, Jewish, Mormon, or Muslim–boys will be boys.more

BULLshot: Ryan Werner

BULLshot: Ryan Werner

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Wisconsinite and author of “Go Says No” talks about arcades and life on the farmmore

BULLshot: Jacob Mercer

BULLshot: Jacob Mercer

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“Either I really am getting lamer with age…or I have a bad habit of idealizing my past self”more

BULLshot: Scott Gould

BULLshot: Scott Gould

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The author of “The Prince” shares the resource for where he gets some of his writing materialmore

Fit

Fit

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“The world consists, as far as the son can tell, with things he can and things he cannot fit into his mouth. The son will grow up, and eventually stop putting things in his mouth, but the attitude will remain essentially unchangedmore

BULLshot: William Haas

BULLshot: William Haas

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The author of “Methylene Blue” reflects on past drinking patterns and reveals his current drink of choicemore

One Fifth of the Damn Kids are Crazy

One Fifth of the Damn Kids are Crazy

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“In my day, if a kid was crazy or even just weird you’d punch him in the stomach and say, Hey, fella, you stink! Don’t stink anymoremore