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Haruki Murakami’s Fairy Tales

Goldilocks and the Three Bears One day, a salaryman named Tatsuhiro receives a phone call from a stranger who calls herself Goldilocks. Her voice reminds him of a young woman named Sakura who was found murdered in a field when … Continue reading

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It’s Not Over Until I Say It’s Not Over

I won that game of Monopoly on Boxing Day. I won. It’s as clear as anything I won. I had Park Place, I had Boardwalk, I had so many railroads you wouldn’t believe. I had many, many other very successful … Continue reading

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Set the Night on Fire, Briefly! An Oral History of the Perseid Meteor Shower

01:47:32 meteor: It’s funny, you know? No one ever said outright, “Let’s be the most brilliant meteor show in the night sky.” It just sort of happ—                           … Continue reading

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The COVID Mask of Zorro!

Hola. My name is Don Rosseto de la Vista Cruza, as my father was before me but with hairier shoulders. To the people of los Muncipios del este, I am but a mild-mannered writer of pandemic pamphletos. I am particularly … Continue reading

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Plato’s Allegory of the Cake

SOCRATES: Imagine this: People live in an underground dwelling. They are chained to the floor and can see only that which is before them. A fire behind them casts a glow within this grotto, and before them is a low … Continue reading

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