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Archives for January, 2011

WRITER’S NOTES

Four drab walls with smog in the window … dark streets below no one dares to walk through … creaky bed, small table with a wobble …there’s a hotplate on the window sill. The bathroom is down the hall. There’s a public phone down it, too, although you never get a call. The radio on […]

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Harlequin and the PIP Ep. 3: Christmastime in London

What was Christmastime like in Victorian London?

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Harlequin and the PIP Ep. 2: Preparing for Christmas

What did Londoners do to prepare for Christmas?

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Harlequin and the PIP Ep. 1: What Is So Special About Christmas?

What is Christmas so special for Londoners?

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Night Life

NIGHT LIFE Love potions splash on ice. Music plays magic melodies for sleepwalkers who dance in a trance.  I stand like a shadow behind the bar, polishing glasses, waiting for the next drink order.  I watch Solo drift away from her partner and dance on her own – something she does each night at the […]

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