Culture

From Dracut to Hollywood: The Wendell Corey Story

From Dracut to Hollywood: The Wendell Corey Story by Juliet Haines Mofford I confess to being a film addict since childhood.  Money saved from my paper route went to Saturday matinees and Photoplay magazines.  I kept scrapbooks of movie stars and sent away for autographed pictures.  My mother considered movies…

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Joe Blair: A Prose Sketch

Joe Blair is an occasional contributor to this publication. He lives in Iowa but grew up in the Merrimack Valley. His first book By the Iowa Sea: A Memoir (2012, Simon & Schuster) established him as a national voice. This prose sketch first appeared on Facebook in November, 2020.  IT…

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Denis Barrett of Ireland Shares His Nation’s Joy About Joe Biden’s Victory

Two days ago, Denis Barrett, coordinator of Cork Learning City, wrote to colleagues including John Wooding, former professor and provost at UMass Lowell who leads Lowell: City of Learning. The two partner organizations promote lifelong learning in their cities, and this year brought out the Cork-Lowell writing anthology ATLANTIC CURRENTS,…

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Paul Marion: A Poem

Catching Perfect Spirals Trees change at night to yellow, orange, brown. On warm afternoons my friends and I, boys and girls, Raced downfield to catch every perfect spiral. We tackled each other as if trying to hurt one another When all we wanted was to be good at what we…

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