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Wendy Mnookin: Celebration

I’ll fill my wedding vase
with deep-veined lilies, harlot asters,
pollen will dust the table
where I mass them every week.

May 11, 2022 · 2 Comments

Mike Schneider: Drugs, Murder, Nazi Porn & German Music

Historical awareness is part of being a responsible human being. Yes. Still, there are some things you know you know and yet don’t really want to talk about with friends — or, often, that you mostly think they don’t really want to hear about from you, at least not as much as it’s on your mind.

February 4, 2022 · 7 Comments

Audio: Gil Scott-Heron | Home Is Where the Hatred Is

Home is where the needle marks
Try to heal my broken heart

August 29, 2020 · 4 Comments

Citing Failed War on Drugs, World Leaders Call for Widespread Decriminalization

Global commission condemns “harsh measures grounded in repressive ideologies.” “The international drug regime is broken,” reads the report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy, whose members include former Secretary-General … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

How I Escaped the Drug-Sniffing Dog from Holland and Other Tales of the Night

Originally posted on Shenandoah Breakdown:
When we heard that Souled Out was providing the music at last month’s National Night Out activities at the gazebo, we decided right away to…

September 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Video: America’s prisons are broken. Just ask John Oliver and several puppets.

America has more people in prison than any country in the history of the world. How could things have gone so wrong?

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

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