Ilaf

Tuning out the Berkeley Bubble

Cutting Room Floor

While his lips moved to form the word “cunt,” all I could hear through my headphones were J. Cole’s voice rapping “first thing’s first, rest in peace Uncle Phil.” Judging from the man’s furrowed brows and flailing arms, he was probably screaming. Judging from the spit that sprayed my face,
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Karim Doumar

Headin’ on down

Cutting Room Floor

The first time I heard those shouting, happy voices declare that there were only 15 miles to the love shack, I had no idea what they were talking about. It would be many years before I figured out that my family’s favorite roadtrip song described unholy and uncouth acts of
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