No country for a screenwriter

Cutting room floor

In one swift motion, my large glass of water dumped all over the keyboard and seeped through every letter down to the motherboard. I heard an almost electric bubbling inside, sounds of murder, as I quickly turned my Macbook upside down and a disconcerting flood of water poured out. Later
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Picks of the week: Back to school basics

The first week of school is mostly for awkward introductions and passing out syllabuses. Nonetheless, treat yourself with these fun (and somewhat educational) events before the onslaught of work consumes you. Thursday: Multitudes, an exhibition of paintings by Andres Waissman Attention philosophers and visual arts enthusiasts: Philosophy and politics intersect
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Picking apart parasites in student art exhibit

One student grapples to steady a teetering stack of wooden boards — another displays participants’ dreams by having them blow ink onto a blank sheet of paper. A pedestal sink streams flowing, milky-looking water, and clay sperm dangle delicately from fishing line on the ceiling. These scenes — though seemingly
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