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Passion Writing

A Unique Opportunity: On Ta-Nehisi Coates Writing “Black Panther”

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Last year, Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent forĀ The Atlantic and a celebrated writer on race in the United States, published Between the World and Me, a book that is presented as a letter to his teenage son about being a black man in America.

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Books Life Nostalgia Passion

When Collecting Becomes an Obsession

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Like many ’80s babies, I was a huge card collector when I was kid. I bought, sold, and traded baseball, basketball, football, and even some hockey cards with my friends. We’d have card collecting parties where everyone would bring boxes of the cards with which they were willing to part and we’d act like we were in an adolescent version of Boiler Room.

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Artist Books Life Passion

Whatever You Do, Do It for Yourself

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Over the weekend, I attended a reception near my hometown for Blydyn Square Books, a small publisher in the area that I first became aware of when I reviewed one of the first books it released, a novel by Everett De Morier titled Thirty-Three Cecils.