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Dangerous Language: English as a Blessing and a Curse

Deconstructing Netflix’s “The Tinder Swindler” The Tinder Swindler contains dangerous language, but not what you think. I must say that it seems to me that any sensible person, when encountering someone who is blatantly portraying himself as a multimillionaire on social media of any kind begs the question: Why would a person this wealthy be …

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Jonathan Franzen’s Crossroads: Remember church youth group?

Jonathan Franzen’s Crossroads novel is also possibly the greatest name for a church youth groups I’ve ever heard. This is a subculture this man knows about. How many of us were a part of one, at least briefly? I remember it as being just as weird as author Franzen describes it, for just as many …

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