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Storytelling

A Ring-Formed World

I have recently developed a crank theory, for which I can adduce no real evidence, that the human sense of time has its origins in story, or is at least…

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Some Notes on Song

The rhythms of listening

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Oedipus in Mississippi

By Carol Ruth Silver, from a July 3, 1961, entry in a secret journal of her experiences at the maximum-security Mississippi State Penitentiary, in Parchman. One month earlier, the twenty-two-year-old…

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The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese

Mike Paterniti on the power of cheese, the pleasures of digression, and the War of the Roses method of book writing

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The Action of Metaphor

Thrusting from the head of Picasso’s goat are bicycle handlebars. They don’t represent anything, but they are goat’s horns, as night is a black bat, metaphorically. Come into the garden…

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