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Seven months earlier  Dingle Peninsula, Ireland  When he heard the faint, friendly trill, Conor didn’t know what the hell it was; he didn’t recognize it. He’d only had the mobile phone for two weeks—the last man in the country to…Read more

Fiction

Washington Black
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Washington Black

Esi Edugyan

All my childhood I’d had no one; only Big Kit, as she was known in the cane. I loved her and I feared her.  I was around five years old when I angered the quarters-woman and was sent to live in…Read more

Romance

You’re coming home.” It’s a soft whisper filled with a range of emotions, not the least of which is anger.  “I am.”  I look away as Ethan envelops Jeannie in a hug, murmuring soothing words. He’s her anchor in an…Read more

SF & Fantasy

Halo: Bad Blood
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Halo: Bad Blood

Matt Forbeck

I met Veronica in the designated ship bay, at a Condor dropship called Foxtrot 111. A Condor was a bigger ship than I thought we needed for the whole of Alpha-Nine, but it wasn’t like we could call for an…Read more

Food & Cooking

50 Potato Sides

50 Potato Sides

Food Network Magazine
November 2018

food network magazine  marble potatoes with olives  50 Potato Sides  1. Garlic Roasted Potatoes  Toss 3 pounds halved small potatoes with ¼ cup olive oil, 2 teaspoons kosher salt and a few grinds of pepper. Arrange cut-side down on a…Read Article

Teen & YA

I was five, maybe six when I first saw the swans. I remember because Roja was still having her tantrums, so she couldn’t have been older than four. Our parents were trying to train them out of her, our mother…Read more

Lifestyle

Kim Kardashian
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Kim Kardashian

Sean Smith

It’s a scorchingly hot Thursday in Calabasas. A helpful guy in the sushi bar told me it was 100 degrees outside. In the middle of the day, even the shade is too warm. The old cliché that you could fry…Read more