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Articles by Julia Tompkins

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The Railroad Lie

Trains and nostalgia

Features, Dec 01 2017

by Julia Tompkins

In a May 1867 letter to the San Francisco Alta California, Mark Twain wrote: “A railroad is like a lie—you have …

Week in Bittersweet Bites

News, Oct 20 2017

by Signe Swanson, Anna Hundert & Julia Tompkins

A Star Dies in “Holy Wood” Hugh Hefner is dead. He died of chronic old age on September 27 at the …

Week in the Munchies

News, Apr 21 2017

by Zack Kligler, Julia Tompkins, Jamie & Chris Packs

KIDDIE MEAL It was 7PM, supper had come and gone, and our hero’s tummy had the rumblies, the phantom taste—his favorite …

Impatience

Negotiating time in the clinic

Features, Feb 17 2017

by Julia Tompkins

In February 2015, seven months before his death, the late neurologist and author Oliver Sacks published an essay in the New …

Marching Toward Inclusivity

Can we have a Women’s March for everyone?

Features, Feb 03 2017

by Roksana Borzouei & Julia Tompkins

“We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us,” reads the Mission Statement for …

Week in Overreactions

News, Mar 04 2016

by Jack Brook, Alif Ibrahim & Julia Tompkins

Precious Memes The President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, thought it would simply be another case of swiftly repressed political satire. …

Empire, Limited

Writing in Transience

Features, Dec 04 2015

by Julia Tompkins

Amtrak’s Empire Builder train departs from Chicago Union Station, arcing northwest along the border with Canada and passing through Milwaukee, St. …

Week in Bureaucracy

News, Nov 20 2015

by Alif Ibrahim & Julia Tompkins

Cable Cabals In the early 1950s, as the Cold War began to chill, the US laid thousands of miles of cable …

Week in Transposition

News, Oct 09 2015

by Wilson Cusack, Julia Tompkins & Francis Torres

Bud, Not Buddy For anyone who grew up in the era of the 1978 book Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, …

Week in Extraordinary Measures

News, Oct 02 2015

by Liz Cory, Camera Ford & Julia Tompkins

Look Ma, No Hands You’re done with One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. If we’re being real, you were …

Make Me a Lemon Tree

Death Goes Green, All Are Welcome

Features, Sep 25 2015

by Julia Tompkins

Katrina Spade wants death in good company. In 2013, Spade, then an architecture student at UMass Amherst, began to think about …