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Book of the Month: My Best Friend’s Exorcism

For Abby, “friend” is a word whose sharp corners have been worn smooth with overuse. “I’m friends with the guys in IT,” she might say, or “I’m meeting some friends after work.” But she remembers when the word “friend” could…

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RAFT: Friendship Floating on the High Seas

By Collin Green Edited by Ben Hurst When you find yourself stranded, floating on the high seas, there are a few important things to remember: rescue is uncertain, be wary of the sun, and above all, don’t pop the bouncy…

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Poetry Editor Jenna Dirksen

Book of the Month: Girl in Snow

When they told him Lucinda Hayes was dead, Cameron thought of her shoulder blades and how they framed her naked spine, like a pair of static lungs. By: Jenna Dirksen February is known for two things: romance and freezing cold.…

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Phoenix Magazine: 60 years of arts and literature at UT

By Collin Green  Edited by Ben Hurst Deep, down on the basement level of the University of Tennessee Communications Building sits an unassuming, single-room office. Clearly meant for a single person, the small L-shaped space is quaint. There are no…

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A Break From Reality: Laughing with Cumberland Striptease

By Collin Green Behind the curtain, before the show, there is only a brief break from hectic warm-ups as the members of Cumberland Striptease huddle up for their ritual pre-performance peptalk. Standing in a tight circle, the group locks hands…

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