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April 21st, 2014 | 8:00am

 

Charlie Kaufman imagines a plane crash at the beginning of his semi-autobiographical film Adaptation; he envisions himself nonplussed while the passengers around him scream and fight each other for oxygen masks. I...

Multiple Authors
April 18th, 2014 | 8:00am

 

For this month's poetry feature, we're publishing five new poems from The Common print contributors.

 

Angela Veronica Wong

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April 11th, 2014 | 8:00am

In the third season of Girls on HBO, whose season finale aired at the end of March, Hannah Horvath, age twenty-five, is at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York with seven friends. A renaissance-revival design concept by artist Julian Schnabel,the $929 suite is...

April 10th, 2014 | 8:00am

 

The beloved British travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor’s long-awaited last book made it into print in March, three years after his death and seventy-nine after the adventure that inspired it. The...

April 6th, 2014 | 8:00am

April 6, 2014, marks the 20th anniversary of the horrific genocide in the African country of Rwanda, when an average of 8,000 people were killed per day over a period of 100 days.

 

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April 3rd, 2014 | 8:00am

The first Thursday of each month, The Common showcases an audio recording of a poem from our print issue archive, read by the author.  This month, Maria Terrone reads "Ferdinandea," originally...

April 1st, 2014 | 8:00am

 

Rich Benjamin is a journalist-adventurer and the author of Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey To The Heart Of White America. He is a senior fellow at the think tank Demos in New York City, and a...

Oysters in the Raritan Bay, courtesy of SCAPE Landscape Architecture
March 28th, 2014 | 8:00am

Oysters in the Raritan Bay, courtesy of SCAPE Landscape Architecture

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March 24th, 2014 | 8:00am


Photo by Flickr Creative Commons user Avacados

The railroad track that ran behind my childhood home--one of several cheaply built ranch houses set on the edge of a small town, pre-approved for FHA loans--seemed a link to everything in...

Multiple Authors
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March 21st, 2014 | 8:00am

 

Photo by Flickr Creative Commons user Dean Ward

Celebrate the advent of spring with new poems by seven of our spectacular contributors:

 

Amy Lawless,...