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Marble Tar-Babies

Marble Tar-Babies

Inheriting Civil War Stuff In Joel Chandler Harris’s “The Wonderful Tar-Baby Story,” the turpentine and tar stick figure stays still and silent throughout the two-page short story. Yet, it’s the Tar-Baby’s refrain from polite speech that draws the ire of Brer Rabbit...

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Bah Humbug Y’all

Bah Humbug Y’all

There is something sinister in the forced expectation of cheer in Christmastime. It’s 2016, after all. This is the year of rock stars dropping dead faster than Facebook memorials can be posted, an election that resembled a clashing of cartoon villains more than a...

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