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Anatomy of a Miracle

Book Review Anatomy of a Miracle Jonathan Miles Hogarth, 351 pp, $27 There are many mysteries in life. Some aren’t too grandiose: How come parrots can talk? Other questions are bigger in scope: Is God real? Where do we go when we die? In order to answer questions of...

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The Neo-Nazis Come to Town

A City of Healing “It’s a free country” is a childhood taunt kids learn on playgrounds and in lunchrooms. Despite that most Americans can’t explain the Bill of Rights, we’re possessive of our freedoms. Except when it means Neo-Nazis can pay a fifty-dollar permit fee...

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RaMell Ross Sits Down with TNSF

RaMell Ross’s Hale County This Morning, This Evening has been enthralling audiences since its debut at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Set in Hale County, Alabama, this evocative documentary gives a new meaning to the Black communities who live there. It is about...

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Let’s No One Get Hurt

Book Review Let's No One Get Hurt Jon Pineda Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 256 pp., $26 In Jon Pineda’s deeply satisfying, often startling second novel, Let's No One Get Hurt, fifteen-year-old Pearl is a girl long on suffering yet short on self-pity. She resides in a...

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