Fixating on Dreams
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Fixating on Dreams

By Belle McDonald A flicker of pale light shines from the street lamp outside your bedroom window, wobbling softly as branches create shadows on your ceiling. Snug underneath your warmest comforter, you clear your mind and willingly sink into the indigo abyss of dreams. Your dream will carry you on a winding path through the … Continue reading

Every Night Since 1972
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Every Night Since 1972

By Annie Fu The same white-haired musician, Larry Stoops, sings standard on Bourbon Street every night (since 1972). His sound seeps into whomever will listen, first indulging them in ragtime, then soothing them near-comatose with blues. Sometimes he takes requests, taking shape as Armstrong, Fitzgerald, Cole… other times it runs past closing and turns to … Continue reading

Meant to Be
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Meant to Be

By Lindsey Potoff It’s summer. I’m ten or eleven or twelve years old and life weaves itself from the routine of little league softball in Oak Park, Michigan. To this day, the vividness of my eight years in the sport is swollen with nostalgia: white chalk lines in the infield and the smell of kicked … Continue reading