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Dark red carnations


In a clear glass vase, the flowers stand tall, only their heads nodding, arcing gently from the stems. These carnations have been cut from the ground, existing now on their last leg of life, but you wouldn’t guess it. They glow softly, like velvet in the light: Deep red and gorgeous, a hue set somewhere…

Tidings of spring


Spring is undoubtedly the season in which to live a second childhood. Hot sun heats your back while caressing breezes cool the skin of your face and tease your hair to wild, snakelike proportions. After a forty-below Canadian winter, spring is soft-warm and calm-cool. With lengthening days and lighter ways, spring breeds the carefree spirit…

Horoscopes: March 7th


Aries: March 21 – April 20 Only the fire of your anger will melt this ice apocalypse. Taurus: April 21 – May 20 Break the bones of your enemies as a sacrifice to usher in spring. Gemini: May 21 – June 20 Recruit a doppelganger for the month with an offering of cherry blossoms. Just…

Buoys By Panda Bear


Noah Lennox, drummer and vocalist for Animal Collective, recently released Buoys — a wonderfully minimalist slice of floaty pop experimentation. As his sixth release under the name Panda Bear, it’s less avant-garde than the critically beloved Person Pitch while retaining more complexity than the poppy Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper. Buoys is an excellent…

Valentine’s Day-Themed Crossword


ACROSS 1. Jumbled, trace 5. Blitzkrieg of ecstasy 9. Cuba Libre 10. Spill the gossip 11. Erotic and desirable 12. Pompous idiot 13. Calm 14. Stern, severe 17. Candy, without the tac 19. Fruity pair 21. Needled 22. Two newborn canines 24. Affleck, 2012 26. Sun 28. Smash, fall for 30. Writing style 31. Young…

Horoscopes: January 31, 2019


Aries: March 21 – April 20 Keeping you up / I was the love on top / Cherry or not, you’re a lonely fuck / Hungry for a lover, but lonely with another / Watch me pass up another offer. St. South – Lover Taurus: April 21 – May 20 You were supposed to be…

Sheaf crossword: Jan. 17


This week’s crossword was, in part, inspired by the feature article about vaccinations from our Jan. 17 issue on pages 8 and 9. Give it a read for helpful hints. ACROSS1. Singular, see 12 down5. Rough lava flow6. Half of cha-cha8. Scrambled, drapes9. Heard it through the Bovine11. Spell K14. Ancient Incan sun god15. F.R.I.E.N.D.S.…

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