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The Song

Falling in love with your own soundtrack

San Francisco Airport after The Beatles left, August, 1964. Credit: Mirrorpix / Getty

II don’t remember where I found “Black Water.” It found me, maybe. Took hold of me gently, the way some digital content floats in front of your consciousness like an ancient sprite, leading you away from your path, erasing your purpose. It was 2012, back when I still called myself a college graduate, before I knew what it was to monetize my time, before 800 numbers from Sallie Mae…




A new magazine from Roxane Gay offering some of the most interesting and thoughtful cultural criticism to be found on the Web. Our first quarterly is coming in June 2019. We value deep explorations, timelessness, and challenging conventional thinking without being cheap and lazy.

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Lara Avery

Lara Avery

Lara Avery is a novelist and teacher living in Lawrence, KS.

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