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I say I was learning Italian, but in fact I was learning English too. Relearning it. Nothing makes you more aware of your own language, its structure and strategies, than the differences of a new one.

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I had told Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone that I would cover the Patty Hearst trial, and this pushed me into examining my thoughts about California.

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Fugue State

He died of suddenness

Breath caught short in that last moment

Where everything that came before

Or could have happened after

Moved past inquiry

Or capture… 158 more words


Link Party: 3/28-4/1

Here’s what I read this week:

1. The zen of the Buzzfeed Tasty video.

2. Hillary Clinton, “superpredators” and the deep roots of mass incarceration in the United States. 83 more words


Reassessing an American cowboy: Thoughts on Reagan’s unexpectedly complex legacy

By Matthew E. Milliken
April 1, 2016

This week, I stumbled upon “Reconstructing Ronald Reagan,” a 2007 article that Russell Baker wrote for  822 more words


The critical path

A few weeks ago, I had occasion to mention Renata Adler’s famous attack in the New York Review of Books on the reputation of the film critic… 1,037 more words