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Maybe these pills can do the trick?

Maybe these pills can do the trick?

by Steve Mentz Motion disorients bodies. When they are moved, bodies seek stable refuge—whether the bodies in question comprise shipwrecked sailors, strife-torn nations, dislocated asylum-seekers, or even confused students. Poetry offers a partial, not always effective, response to motion sickness. In disorienting times and places, we imagine refuge—while not averting our eyes from roiling seas. Dislocation…

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Blaz’d Hill

Blaz’d Hill

 The life of the volcano | by Richard Hamblyn

Times Literary Supplement

Three months before Compton Verney's Volcano Art exhibition opened, the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull erupted. 

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‘As Gekko languished in jail, Wall Street was taken over by lunch-eating wimps.’

‘As Gekko languished in jail, Wall Street was taken over by lunch-eating wimps.’

How ‘Wall Street’ changed Wall Street | By Francesco Guerrera

Financial Times 

Rather than being disgusted at the corrosive effects of greed on the financial industry, in two decades Gordon Gekko and Bud Fox have exuded a 'hypnotic influence' on would-be...

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Yakuza 3 reviewed by the Yakuza

Yakuza 3 reviewed by the Yakuza

by Jake Adelstein with Lisa Katayama Several months ago, I introduced you to Jake Adelstein, the fearless-to-a-fault Jewish-American reporter who spent 12 years as a crime beat reporter in Japan and wrote about it in his book Tokyo Vice. In Tokyo Vice, we meet Adelstein’s arch-nemesis, a former yakuza...

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Big Ups

Big Ups

Erin Sheehy remembers the life and music of “The Godfather of Dancehall,” Lincoln “Sugar” Minott: ‘I interviewed Sugar just a few months before his death, at his recording studio compound in Kingston, Jamaica. When we entered the empty cement room that was to be the guesthouse at his studio...

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