The List – ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

. Vance’s fascinating memoir, Hillbilly Elegy, is a mix of admiration and love for his Appalachian forebears, and anguish at the toll those hill-country values have taken on family life, not only his own but his community’s. Far from boring, it’s also bleakly frank, paying homage to his culture’s many strengths while decrying the self-inflicted mindset that keeps them down.
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The Column of Disquiet – First Issue, Collector’s Item!

Long before spending more money than I should on overpriced t-shirts, limited edition vinyl reissues, or expensive coffee, between the ages of roughly four to fourteen, a bulk of my money—mostly my allowance—went toward my comic book collection.
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Take a breath, Twins fans. This is the way it should go

Look no further than the 2017 Houston Astros, the 2016 Chicago Cubs or the 2015 Kansas City Royals to see what the benefits can be of trading off your stars for minor league talent and focusing on developing those players and drafting well.
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Moving Rapidly Onward – Nature is dangerous

I am literally allergic to nature.
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