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The ‘Black Days’ In The Streets

Creative Works by : Melting Ice Towers

At the sides of the road, they crawl using their ischemic worn out palms and semi-gangrenous knees gradually as they look upon the riders of cars and those walking with a pair of blessed legs. 1,828 more words


Staff Profile: Ting Wang

What do you do at J-PAL?   I am a research assistant for MIT professor Amy Finkelstein, working on two of her RCT projects. One project in Pennsylvania studies if the intervention helps increase the take-up rate of SNAP, also known as “food stamps”, among poor and elderly population. 131 more words


Daily Prompt: He kept on missing his home


He, who was a modern day Vanka,

apprenticed to slavery,

defeated by poverty,

kept on missing his home,

on the cold nights of Christmas, 163 more words


December 9 Link Roundup

Pantone has picked my favorite color as Color of the Year 2017. I’ve been prepared for this day for years.

Here’s a list of dystopian novels… 337 more words


Behind Closed Doors: Violence Lurks

Last night around 8:30 pm, after I had cleaned up and ready to settle in on my bed to read my latest book. I was in the midst of clearing my mind of all the day’s chaos and there, I heard it. 1,004 more words


His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Gird your loins folks, this is as tricksy a book as you’re ever likely to come across.

The second offering from Graeme Macrae Burnet, and shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker Prize, is a twisting, turning and often confusing tale. 608 more words