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The Good Neighbors

[by Cynthia June Long] I should have known. I barely had to sweep the floors the entire time we lived in Boston. For two years, the wind blew our planked balcony clean. The plaster-walled apartment was remarkably dust-free. Spiders stayed outdoors. Sometimes it seemed that even the dishes washed themselves. At the time I thought Jim […]
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Hood Superheroes

[by Matthew Mutiva] A neighborless neighborhood in a ghetto metropolis He astral projects in to the hood to disable all the hostile, combustible elements: catch them off the rebound before they detonated a school, debuted in the nick of time to catch stray bullets out of thin air, and then beam them to the cosmos
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On Playing for Dances

Peter Ostroushko is a gifted musician best known for his mandolin and fiddle playing and as the musical director for A Prairie Home Companion. We sat down with Peter recently and had a wide-ranging discussion about music, dancing, and culture. In this second of four installments Peter shared with us some of his experiences playing for dances and how […]
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Worn Heels at Tequila Sunrise

[by Salena Casha] “You can’t come,” my sister said. I was fifteen, she, nineteen, but in the hallway darkness, she looked far older. Perhaps the night had bewitched her and replaced her with someone else, maybe our dead mother. They shared far more qualities than I cared to admit sometimes: the same dazed gaze, the same […]
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