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Personal Essays

Death At The Demolition Derby

The loss of a father, husband, and friend.

In Logan, Ohio, on September 12, 2006. Dave Cosper passed away after winning his demolition derby heats at the Hocking County Fair. His son Brandon took his place the following week.

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Terrorized By The Past, Afraid Of The Future

Elderly businessman Kiichi Nakajima, played by Toshiro Mifune, obsesses over nuclear annihilation in the film I Live in Fear (1955). “With this mournful film, [Akira Kurosawa] depicts a society emerging from the shadows but still terrorized by memories of the past and anxieties for the future.” (via Criterion Collection)

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