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My name is Alyx Morley. I am an English Literature student at the University of Exeter. 25 more words


Soon by Lois Murphy - Old school horror set in small town Australia

The horror of this book will creep over you and surround you like the mist that haunts the residents of the small Australian town from its pages. 428 more words


Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano

“One summer morning, twelve-year-old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles. Among them is a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured vet returning from Afghanistan, a septuagenarian business tycoon, and a free-spirited woman running away from her controlling husband. 172 more words


Special Feature: That Was Awkward: The Art and Etiquette of the Awkward Hug by Emily Flake

Is there anyone out there who is truly a hugger or is it just something you have acquired a taste for over the course of your life? 374 more words


Chantal Mouffe on Art, agonism, and antagonism

Notes on Chantal Mouffe’s Agonism and Public Space, from 2007.

Defining the terms we consider, Mouffe describes different modes of understanding, public, contrasting it with… 389 more words


After Columbus Day, I Ponder the Phenomenon of Super-Descriptive Prose

Beautiful prose does not make for a great story on its own. This is a personal stance of mine that I have recently been thinking a lot about. 420 more words

Wednesday Words: A Touch of Frost

The FROST is on the pumpkin and the FROSTing is on the cake. I hope it isn’t a pumpkin cake. Not that I have anything against pumpkin. 622 more words

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