Book Review: Excavation by Wendy C. Ortiz

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When one reads a book published by Future Tense, one should expect to feel willingly uncomfortable with the author’s honesty. No matter the specific subject matter, there will be at least one moment, a feeling, a crash into clarity that makes one realize: I’ve been here too. Reading Wendy C. Ortiz’s excellent memoir, Excavation, is an experience no different.

Sara HabeinBook Review: Excavation by Wendy C. Ortiz

Friday News Bites: Equality Setbacks, Health Advisories, Sports + More

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It’s not too often that I have much to say on the subject of sports, but we’ve got a few stories of note this week, as well as some new hurdles to LGBT equality. Throw in some medical/science-y bits, and we’ve got ourselves a newsy roundup. Let’s get to it:

Sara HabeinFriday News Bites: Equality Setbacks, Health Advisories, Sports + More

Record Machine: Mirage by Fleetwood Mac

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Despite the success of the singles “Gypsy” and “Hold Me,” 1982′s Mirage is an under-appreciated Fleetwood Mac album when compared to the massiveness of their previous three. Some of its best songs were never singles, and one song became an electric experience during later reunion tours. For me, Mirage is one of their most enjoyable offerings.

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Record Machine: The Community College Comes A’Callin,’ Part 2

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A few months ago, I wrote about how our local community college library needed assistance sorting some vinyl they’d discovered in the basement, and how enthusiastically I raised my hand. Friends, never let it be said that your obsessions cannot be handsomely rewarded, for the college officially hired me to sort and catalog all eight boxes of records.

Sara HabeinRecord Machine: The Community College Comes A’Callin,’ Part 2