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Tennessee man claiming to be member of ISIS in jail after threatening to behead his neighbors

By: Fiona Ortiz and Eric Walsh

A Tennessee man was in custody on Thursday and facing criminal charges after claiming to be a member of ISIS and threatening to behead his neighbors and burn down their homes, police said. 165 more words


"The Sadness Of My Neighbors" by James Tate

I’ve mentioned before that there is a certain movement in contemporary poetry to write poems with no meaning. I recently took a poetry workshop with an instructor¬†who believed with all her heart that poetry that… 1,218 more words


All 1789 of Miss Emily

One woman came by train from Minnesota, on a sort of pilgrimage, she said. There were the two lovely sisters on their annual reunion. An African American man with a rich sonorous baritone; an elementary school girl from Vermont who recently learned she was a distant relation of the Belle of Amherst.  182 more words

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