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No Sight but Certainly Vision

blind musicians bring the tunes

Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, and Art Tatum figure prominently among some of the most successful blind musicians; there are also the three different blues musicians who went by the name Blind Willie.  Aside from Mr. Wonder’s presence at the Obama Inaugural Concert in January, the brightest moments of these luminaries are largely in the past. …

Post- Sex: The Hardy Brothers

our first mystery

FRANK: Hello. I’m Frank Hardy. That’s not the name printed on my birth certificate, but as far as lowbrow write-in sex column pseudonyms go, my younger brother Joe and I feel as if it’s hard to beat. I’m sorry, that was crude. But did you think Dear Abby’s name was really Abby?! The real (fictional) Hardy Boys were detectives…

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Stock Options

“Paul Allen has mistaken me for this dickhead Marcus Halberstram. It seems logical because Marcus also works at P&P and in fact does the same exact thing I do and he also has a penchant for Valentino suits and Oliver Peoples glasses. Marcus and I even go to the same barber, although I have a…

Views from the Movie Box

the peaks and pits of summer cinema

Brüno In this follow-up to Borat, Sacha Baron Cohen once again turns his critical eye to the American South, which at this point should be putting up “Wanted” signs of the British comedian if it wishes to be spared further embarrassment. Many of the film’s gags, particularly those involving Brüno’s attempts to “convert” himself to…

The College Hill Dining Dictionary

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Dear Freshmen, As you prepare for four-plus years of writing the same paper on the relative agencies of women and womyn in colonial and/or post-colonial and/or neo-colonial (or neo-post-colonial) Wisconsin, always remember that the closer to deadline you turn something in, the lower the chance it gets edited in any substantive manner. Also, remember that…