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Five conflicting themes of Michael Herr’s ‘Dispatches’

How do you feel when a 19-year-old kid tells you from the bottom of his heart that he’s gotten too old for this kind of shit? The viciousness of Vietnam sinks in first. It never leaves. I suppose that’s one … Continue reading

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The beat of the bar

The heart of the small central Connecticut town beats inside the bottom floor of a four-story brick apartment building. It’s a self-proclaimed café, but locals jog across the street to the Portuguese bakery for coffees and bagels and treats decadent … Continue reading

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