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Growing Up Clown

Illustrations by  Pascal Girard "Ich bin ein clown und sammle augenblicke." I am a clown and I collect moments. -Heinrich Böll I remember she’d take a long tube sock, fill it with…
LENGTH: 11 minutes (2829 words)

Apocalypse New Jersey | Culture News

Carl Washington, 11, left, and Kirhe Williams, 16, play curb ball in front of a vacant house on Morton Street. ( Jessica Kourkounis
PUBLISHED: Dec. 11, 2013
LENGTH: 4 minutes (1113 words)

America’s Fukushima?

At Atomic Ale Brewpub & Eatery in Richland, Wash., you can feast on a “Reactor Core” pizza, made with “spicy nuclear butter,” wash it down with a Half-Life Hefeweizen…
PUBLISHED: Nov. 20, 2013
LENGTH: 29 minutes (7293 words)

Meet the overwhelmed psychiatrist in the world’s happiest country

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PUBLISHED: Sept. 9, 2013
LENGTH: 16 minutes (4124 words)

The Electric Typewriter

Great articles and essays by the world's best journalists and writers. Great writing about computers, gaming and online culture The Internet Faking It by Michael Lewis If you wanted a fast-growing…
LENGTH: 2 minutes (590 words)

Bret Dunlap Discovered Running and It Changed His Life

Photo: Bret Dunlap makes his way to work in Rhinelander. See more photos + + + You know what people think. They see jeans too short and winter coat too shiny, too grimy, and think, homeless. They…
LENGTH: 35 minutes (8948 words)

James Turrell shapes perceptions

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Flying a couple of thousand feet above a volcanic field in Arizona near the Painted Desert, it's fairly easy to spot the extinct volcano known as the Roden Crater. It stands…
PUBLISHED: May 11, 2013
LENGTH: 10 minutes (2636 words)

Jeff Koons Is the Most Successful American Artist Since Warhol. So What's the Art World Got Against Him?

Koons holding a gazing ball aloft in his studio alongside several sculptures destined for his show at David Zwirner's. Honk Honk Honk! Honk! Jeff Koons’s 5-year-old son, Eric, is blowing a…
PUBLISHED: May 6, 2013
LENGTH: 18 minutes (4705 words)

The Evolution of a First Novel

This week I turned in the final draft of my book to my publisher. If you know me, or have happened to run into me at CVS on a Tuesday evening with a distant and vaguely stern look on my face, you…
LENGTH: 10 minutes (2568 words)