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The quality of mercy is not strained;
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes

— William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice

 

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Andrea Carney, retired union rank-and-file organizer.
David Hughes, freelance writer.

 

Recent Posts

Everybody Dance Now

The following is an initial meandering musing on dance: casual, staged, amateur, professional, choreographed, spontaneous, celebratory, liberatory. Dance Music Six years ago Pet Shop Boys issued their album Electric and I bought it for the cut “Love Is a Bourgeois Construct,” a sentiment I’d been voicing for some time. But I was much more taken with the …

A Perfect Crime?

Yes, this involves Leopold and Loeb and their victim Bobby Franks… Killing time a week ago in the expansive area devoted to new releases at the central branch of the Denver Public Library, a title beckoned: Nina Barrett’s The Leopold and Loeb Files: An Intimate Look at One of the Most Infamous Crimes (Evanston: Agate …

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