Posts Tagged: clowns

The Last Greatest Show on Earth: Ringling vs. Reality

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In other words, something’s wrong when you turn to acrobats and lion tamers to anchor yourself in a spinning world.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Inquiring Minds in Saugerties, New York installed a window display with the words “Make America Hate Again,” along with a swastika, to protest Trump. Hilarity Protests ensued. Minnesota has some cozy bookstores. Barnes & Noble wants to build smaller stores with more coffee and alcohol to compete with independent stores that serve as community centers. A London, […]

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Why Clowns Freak Us Out So Bad

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If you find clowns more sinister than hilarious, you’re in good company. Clowning has long been associated with a frisson of tragedy or fear, since way before It or John Wayne Gacy. Smithsonian has an intriguing history of the art of clowning in all its guises, and the reasons why it has both captivated and creeped […]

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