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The Slice archive for Aug. 2013

SATURDAY, AUG. 31, 2013

Sat., Aug. 31, 2013, 12:15 p.m.

A romantic comedy set in Spokane...

...could do worse than to stage a scene or two at Monkey Boy Books downtown. The look just seems perfect for a cinematic meet-cute. I wandered in there today while waiting for a to-go pizza at Europa, next door. The woman behind the counter was...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 30, 2013

Fri., Aug. 30, 2013, 10 a.m.

When the enemy is a really nice guy

My alma mater's football team opens its season tonight against a school that almost certainly will clobber my school's team. The two colleges are on different NCAA levels. So it is no big shock that my team never wins this particular state "rivalry" matchup. But...

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Fri., Aug. 30, 2013, 7:35 a.m.

How to write a cover letter 

Here's some excellent advice for young people from Slate.

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Fri., Aug. 30, 2013, 5:35 a.m.

Art vs. artist

How are you at being able to appreciate an artist or performer's work even if you cannot say you admire the individual? The date on this magazine is Aug. 30, 1955.

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Fri., Aug. 30, 2013, 4:25 a.m.

A great "B" side from 50 years ago

"In this world I lock out all my worries and my fears." I have heard that those who grew up in really large families couldn't easily relate to this because privacy was so rare. But if you were lucky enough to have your own room...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 29, 2013

Thu., Aug. 29, 2013, 3:25 p.m.

What ever happened to pride, craft?

I was riding my bike home this afternoon when some boys pulled the invisible-rope trick on me. Or I should say, they tried. Because theirs was one pitiful effort. Pit-i-ful, as Jed Clampett might have said. You know this prank, right? Kids on both sides...

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Thu., Aug. 29, 2013, 9:35 a.m.

Don't know nuthin' about geography

My retired friend Bill Mahaney used to be a college professor and administrator in the Boston area. Those in his circle of friends don't tend to be the sort of folks who just fell off the turnip truck. Yet the extent to which these friends...

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Thu., Aug. 29, 2013, 4:25 a.m.

When your past doesn't stay in the past

Ever cross paths with someone and then find yourself seeing media references to that person for decades? When I was in college, I worked part-time at a small daily newspaper. I did a story on my school's football placekicker. He was totally personable. And he...

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