March 28-April 1, 2011

Cinematographer Roger Deakins has made many gorgeous, breathtaking films, but it’s his partnership with the Coen Brothers in their 11 collaborations that really pushed him (and them) to greatness. Read “Roger Deakins, coming to light” by Kevin Mattison

On this April Fool’s Day, Mike Vincent’s acoustic memory isn’t playing tricks. Read how a short piece of melody, rhythm, or bassline can lead to new music discoveries, or let you rediscover music you’ve forgotten in “Snippet.”

Kate Sloan’s utilities have run off like a druggie boyfriend. So she read Sarah Olesyk’s Ivy, and it did the same thing with her afternoon. And her heart. Or something like that. Read “Angst: a love story”

Standing against mindless political correctness, Rosemary Van Deuren talks with the directors of the stage show N*gger Wetb*ck Ch*nk, Steven T. Seagle and Rafael Augustin. Read about the producers’ inspiration for the show, the juxtaposition of comedy and social commentary, the contemporary rhetoric of race, and the words you’re too afraid to say in “N*gger Wetb*ck Ch*nk.”

You’ve seen the YouTube video of Casey Heynes bodyslamming Richard Gale, and probably applauded him as a kid who finally stood up to a bully. But what if Richard Gale was bullied too? And what if Casey had seriously injured him? Lindsey Malta takes on these questions, and her own memories of being bullied in “Stick ’em up”

Angela Vasquez-Giroux can smell it. Spring. Florida’s near monopoly on baseball is almost over, and Opening Day is almost here. Read “In which I cannot contain myself any longer”

No longer a novice, Jill Kolongowski takes on honey-glazed salmon under the broiler. With couscous. Before you start hating her, read “Broiler alert: salmon”

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