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A mystery in Webster tunnel

By Meg Elison

Alannah was going to be late. Traffic was backed up way beyond the mouth of the tunnel, and she had left the house with no time to spare. It was days like this that she hated living on an island. It’s barely an island. A stone’s throw from Oakland, is
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The Tweedledee and Tweedledum costumes were manufactured in France in the 1960s and found in New Jersey.
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The Tweedledee and Tweedledum costumes were manufactured in France in the 1960s and found in New Jersey.

An American Halloween: still scary, after all these years

By Stacey Nguyen

On Halloween night in 1974, Ronald Clark O’Bryan returned to his friends’ house in Pasadena, Texas, after an evening trick-or-treating with his kids. Wet from the rain, he held five 22-inch Giant Pixy Stix. He cheerfully passed out the candy to a group of children, including his 8-year-old son, Timothy.
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Babyhood

By Tom Edmondson

My name is Tom Edmondson, and I am an adult baby. I know what you’re thinking: “How can you be a baby if you’re 20 years old?” This is exactly the kind of ignorance I deal with on a regular basis. Many of you think “baby” is defined by one’s
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