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The Life Deliberate: We’ll Drink Coffee During the Revolution

The Life Deliberate We’ll Drink Coffee During the Revolution by Anna Clark illustration by One Neck I ARRIVED at Boston’s Haley House in early 2005, expecting to stay five months. My lukewarm commitment testifies to my doubt that this place … Continue reading

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Under the Covers: Jonathan Franzen Will Never Write a Novel in This Town Again

Under the Covers Jonathan Franzen Will Never Write a Novel in This Town Again by Carla Costa illustration by Nicole Neditch IN THE YEARS since the publication of his last novel, The Corrections (2001), Jonathan Franzen has talked so much … Continue reading

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Earth Balancing: Affording a Green Budget

Earth Balancing Affording a Green Budget by Elka Karl illustration by Michael Wertz IN MANY WAYS, we’re lucky that the environmental movement has recently been streamlined and slickified by the design mavens who’ve incorporated organic cotton and sustainably forested black … Continue reading

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Birth Control for Both of Us

Birth Control for Both of Us by Aneesa Davenport illustration by Liz Harris THE FIRST TIME I had sex, crashing in a friend’s guest bedroom, I didn’t tell my parents that my boyfriend was there too. We hadn’t planned ahead, … Continue reading

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Two-Wheelin’ in Tinseltown: On Cars, Class, the Planet, the System and Riding a Bike in L.A.

Two-Wheelin’ in Tinseltown On Cars, Class, the Planet, the System and Riding a Bike in L.A. by Jessica Hoffmann illustration by Chris Lane IT’S ANY GIVEN HOUR, any given day in Los Angeles, and there’s a long line of shiny … Continue reading

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The Importance of Bob Dole’s Erection

The Importance of Bob Dole’s Erection by Geoff Trenchard illustration by Johnny Destructo I WILL never forget the Pepsi commercial with Bob Dole and Britney Spears. I was 19, phenomenally unfit for fatherhood and sitting alone in a waiting room … Continue reading

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Scraps, Part Two: The Things Books Carry

Scraps, Part Two The Things Books Carry by Gravity Goldberg [Editor’s note: For part one of this story, please turn to Paper City, p. 49.] One Sunday, a man was browsing through Adobe Bookstore while waiting for a table at … Continue reading

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Metaphorically Speaking: An Afternoon with George Lakoff

Metaphorically Speaking An Afternoon with George Lakoff by Ethan Strauss illustration by Emma Spertus The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. … To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, … Continue reading

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Lousy Date Movies in a Brave New World

Lousy Date Movies in a Brave New World by Lucretia Blevins illustration by Craig Baxter Third dates have made me twitching nervous since I was a teen, and I figure I’ll still be fidgeting like this outside the retirement home, … Continue reading

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Vote With Your Gun

Vote With Your Gun Hunter Ethics, Hunter Politics by Elka Karl illustration by Paul Panamarenko ON A SUMMER morning in 1979, my father and I were driving across Highway 70 East in northern Wisconsin when a doe darted out of … Continue reading

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