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First Loves Playlist

February 16, 2014

When anyone mentions the 1980s, it depends on what ’80s they are talking about. It wasn’t all Day-Glo colors and jean miniskirts (sadly); nor was it hair metal, parachute pants, and white-collared dress shirts. Do you mean the ’80s when rap was growing up and we used mixtapes like currency? Or when I would wear Chuck Taylors and rolled-up Levis and get yelled at for dressing differently?

The Golden Triangle

December 28, 2011

Louie Palu describes his twelve years of photographing the mines and mining towns of the Canadian Shield

The Distance Between Us

January 15, 2011

My brother Nick, sitting on a fire hydrant in New York City, trying to relax from a cramp.It's two in the afternoon, and he's finally waking up. The night before, Nick was alone in the basement surfing the Internet, playing games, and going outside t [...]

Phillips on “Writer’s Almanac”

May 7, 2008

Two poems from Patrick Phillips' "Boy" will be broadcast on The Writer's Almanac this week. "Matinee" will be featured on Thursday and "Falling" on Saturday. "Boy" is one of the first four books in the VQR Poetry Series. Patrick can be heard reading [...]