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Of Monsters and Men

(Spoilers for Season Three of Stranger Things) In these days of late capitalism, Halloween has largely been emptied of its original significance, its marking of...

Uneasy A

Every time I teach the survey of American Literature to 1865, I stubbornly assign the entirety of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. This is...

Dance, Dance, Revolution

At the age of nine, I went with my mother to see Footloose in the theater. It made me giddy with a feeling of...

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