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Eric Ross/Music Review

To be honest, I felt a bit intimidated to approach reviewing an album that by all accounts is an important work. I know very little about the Theremin, beyond that it was invented in 1920 and used in songs like the Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations” and the beautiful and haunting theme for the 1960s’ series “Dark Shadows,” composed by Robert Colbert. The album has received rave reviews from the New York Times and other world class publications. The only thing I can offer are my personal experiences and perceptions listening to the music, to tell why the music was interesting to me…

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Fiction/Leslie Brown

  WALKABOUT   by Leslie Brown In the summer of 1969 I told my mother II was going to sublet an apartment in the Cass Corridor. I’d always wanted to live near campus, and this was my last chance, my final quarter of graduate school at Wayne State University. Mama argued. Good girls, decent girls don’t leave home until they gets married. She went off, as if reciting a script about single women based on a blues singer’s lyrics.  A single woman in an apartment, a woman without family. Had she forgotten that my husband had deserted me, I was one of those divorced women? Neighbors be wondering: What man or men coming and going to her home: the postman, delivery man, repairman or door-to-door salesman? How long was the visit? Husband look at that woman walking down the street, they give her a quick sly smile, quick muted sigh…You never know. They got to be the saddest…No, no, you don’t want to be one of those women. “Mama, I have my friends, besides this is 1969 not 1950, the people I’ll be living near won’t care about whether I’m married or not. They mind their own business.” Betsy, the building caretaker wore a shapeless cotton housedress.  She is solidly built with saggy-arms. She stared at me with a look that said, “Don’t fuck with me.” I thought she...

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Catherine Box/Education

eachers do not always know what tomorrow will bring as far as rhetoric or policy. This, unfortunately, is not new. Rollouts on things like national standards (most recently Common Core) and their accompanying tests, state graduation requirements, and schoolwide curricula happen at lightening speed, and educators try to keep up by figuring test preparation into their day, remain in compliance with laws, and shield their students from whatever harmful or hateful tweet has emerged from a friend, a foe, or the Oval Office.

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