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Print Story Ice Cube comes out for Trump
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By gmd (Sat Aug 27, 2016 at 06:16:21 PM EST) ice cube, trump, unlikely (all tags)
 Trump gets an unlikely endorsement from O'Shea Jackson...

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By yankeehack (Sat Aug 20, 2016 at 03:12:15 PM EST) (all tags)
On watching a new college freshman get outed in real time...

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Print Story It's Eggnog Season
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By Gedvondur (Fri Aug 19, 2016 at 10:34:49 AM EST) (all tags)
Aged eggnog, that is.

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Print Story Martha my dear
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By TheophileEscargot (Sun Aug 14, 2016 at 09:21:37 AM EST) Reading, MLP, Watching (all tags)
Reading: "The $12 Million Dollar Stuffed Shark", "Frank", "Bête". Watching: "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice", "Bridesmaids". Links.

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Print Story Reflections on hearing
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By lm (Sun Aug 14, 2016 at 08:06:19 AM EST) (all tags)
There’s a beautiful opening scene in the 1993 thriller Hear No Evil. A young woman, Jillian Shanahan - played by Marlee Matlin, is in a bustling park. The sounds of playing children, chatting picnickers, pet walkers, and kite flyers fill the air. Then everything goes silent. Deathly silent. All of the sound cuts out while the picnickers continue to picnic and the children continue to run around playing. This is how director Robert Greenwald introduces us to the way that Shanahan’s deafness cuts her off from the fullness of the experiences of others.

That brief moment in the film is something I usually experience every night when I take out my hearing aids. One moment I can hear the traffic passing my apartment 10 stories down on the street, the gentle hum of the refrigerator, the slight whining of the AC unit. Then silence. I become detached from the world, no longer connected by the sounds of living.


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Print Story T-Minus 15!
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By yankeehack (Thu Aug 11, 2016 at 02:40:47 PM EST) (all tags)
This will be short

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Print Story Stuff
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By anonimouse (Wed Aug 10, 2016 at 09:20:40 AM EST) (all tags)
  • Shiny Toys
  • Job
  • More stuff if I can think about it.

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Print Story There are no permanent enemies or comrades, only permanent duty
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By TheophileEscargot (Sun Aug 07, 2016 at 12:02:00 PM EST) Reading, MLP, Watching (all tags)
Reading: "The Dark Forest. Watching: "Jupiter Ascending". Links.

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Print Story Meta-literature
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By ana (Thu Aug 04, 2016 at 11:25:20 AM EST) (all tags)
So, I'm one of a half dozen or so editors of on online literary journal.

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Print Story is this still on?
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By cicero (Wed Jul 27, 2016 at 11:47:15 PM EST) (all tags)
 Have I missed anything

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