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Best Read of the Week: Sabrina Orah Mark on fairy tales, in PARIS REVIEW

By Kate Blackwood / May 8, 2020

In February, as a plague enters the land, she endures a three-day interview for a post she does not get, during which a several deans request of her seemingly impossible tasks.

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Mask Necessary

By Kate Blackwood / May 6, 2020

When you put on a face mask, it’s like buckling someone else’s seat belt.

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By Kate Blackwood / May 5, 2020

A poem I wrote in late April 2019, after returning from a 10 day solo hiking trip in Japan.

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Best Read of the Week: Nicholas Thompson on running, in WIRED

By Kate Blackwood / May 1, 2020

Three words stand out to me from the headline of Nicholas Thompson’s essay: Marathon. 44. And past.

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