Lack of Valentine Cards Shatters 9-Year-Old’s Constructs of Love
Feb12

Lack of Valentine Cards Shatters 9-Year-Old’s Constructs of Love

MEMPHIS – For nine-year-old Tommy Callow, his anticipation for Valentine’s Day began the first day of February. Passing friends in the hallway at school, he would remind them to get their cards ready and to expect a slight tummy ache from all the candy that would be coming their way. But to Tommy, the cards and candy were more than presents and treats. They were momentous. Momentous gifts that expressed affection and conveyed...

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Pope Francis Connects With Suburban Youth
Sep26

Pope Francis Connects With Suburban Youth

    More jokes, at no extra...

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The Monsters That Live Among (or Above) Us
Oct29

The Monsters That Live Among (or Above) Us

One of the blessings of being a millennial is the joy of apartment living. At our age, our parents had already bought houses and didn’t even know what college loans were. Their furniture was probably just as hodge-podgey as ours is but at least they had their own property tax to pay. The misleading part of apartment living is college. That’s when it’s fun. You get to live with your best friends with limited responsibilities next to...

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Things You Should Know About: Roald Dahl for Adults
Jul10

Things You Should Know About: Roald Dahl for Adults

Here’s the deal: There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who were scared shitless by the Willy Wonka boat ride scene and those who were scared shitless by the Willy Wonka boat ride scene and promptly said, “Thank you, sir. May I have another?” I’m firmly in the second camp. That scene captured an essential horror at the center of a lot of Roald Dahl’s creations, though I would argue...

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Metal Band Messiah Bloodbath Plays Surprise Show at Local Children’s Hospital
Apr16

Metal Band Messiah Bloodbath Plays Surprise Show at Local Children’s Hospital

Messiah Bloodbath, one of the world’s most famous death metal bands, took a break from its 50-city tour to surprise patients at the local children’s hospital on Wednesday. Playing such hits and fan favorites as “The Merciless Reign of Satan,” “Frozen in Flames,” “Eternal Bloodlust,” “Goathead Destroyer,” “Demon Thirst,” “Soul Sewn Shut,”...

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