Transylvanian Lovers

Guest writer Tahimi's poem, "Transylvanian Lovers," in The Elixir. My sweet beloved, your stream of red sustains me in death. I cling to you in the shadows of your dreams. Red rose petals on fresh fallen snow envy the droplets of love that embrace in a crimson river down your ivory slopes and curves.   My darkness …

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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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The Linguist (Scene 10)

For reference, see character thumbnails. [inside Abbott estate; NELL, WILL, REESE, RODGER, ELIZA, NORAH, and CYNTHIA are playing a heated game of charades; RODGER is miming reeling in a huge fish] REESE:     Oh, that movie you love so much with Ewan McGregor… NORAH:     The one where he works at the circus? WILL:     BIG FISH! RODGER: …

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