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Postwar settlin' down

Pros: Amusing romance of a disappearing lifeway on the Monterey waterfront

Cons: Very predictable, sometimes seems condescending to characters

In 1962 the Swedish Academy awarded the Nobel Prize for literature to John Steinbeck for the intermittently poetic but desolate works like… 633 more words

American Literature

Tortilla Flat is not so comforting but still wonderful

This was Mridula’s contribution to the John Steinbeck Centenary Writeoff I organized on epinions in 2002:

Pros: A book worth reading, talks about things out of my comfort zone. 900 more words

American Literature

French protesters seize on Macron's 'slacker' slur -- "People who succeed and people who are nothing."

AFP

© AFP | Demonstrators in the city of Lille hold a sign reading ‘The slackers (faineants) are in the street’

PARIS (AFP) – French President Emmanuel Macron has sparked a backlash by calling opponents of his labour reforms “slackers” — and the word became a rallying cry Tuesday for thousands taking to the streets against the overhaul. 342 more words

Layabouts

“Pass me the joint, you’re hogging it” Kyle said, reaching across the table towards Steven, jittery as always.

Steven relaxed further into the mottled couch and out of reach and took another drag, diminishing what little there was left. 2,944 more words

Fiction

08.17.17 TI - All work and no fun

Greetings, Ramblers!

Group projects.

For some, this is the type of assignment that serves as a free pass because someone else is bound to do the work. 471 more words

Writing

6 Radical 90's Movie Characters

Movies thrive on archetypes: typical characters with easily identifiable traits that work as a sort of shorthand for what these characters are and what they’re all about. 2,648 more words

Film

Reaching Greater Heights

We all know them at work or in the family. Everyone else is doing their part but they are sitting at their desk or hanging out in the break room. 436 more words

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