Epigraph

"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect." -Anaïs Nin "The trouble is, you think you have time." -Buddha I've written a lot in the past about the past. I've written vividly about my failed attempt at breastfeeding, getting tendonitis at my first fast food job, reconciling with my mother--and each …

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American Honey: a lesson in creative casting and Shia Labeouf’s rat-tail

After discovering that most of the films we’d been watching lately for our Saturday movie night were by A24 films, my friends and I decided to check out what other weirdness atop Ladybird and The Lobster we could find, and so our adventure began with American Honey. Knowing Shia Labeouf was cast in a leading …

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the rate of death is directly proportional to the rate of life

Guest writer Tahimi's poem, "the rate of death is directly proportional to the rate of life," in The Elixir. I am 22 years old and hopefully, wistfully, 60 years from death. I used to dream about traveling the globe, stabbing a flag into the tips of the Himalayan mountains, or snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, a school …

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The Linguist (Scene 11)

For reference, see character thumbnails. [outside the lawyer’s office; RODGER, REESE, NELL, and WILL stand outside the closed door] RODGER:     Whatever you hear in there, we’ll work through this. Everything’s gonna be fine. REESE:     I know...now. [RODGER and REESE embrace] NELL:     You don’t have to wait for me. WILL:     I want to. I want to …

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