War Changes People, Though Not Necessarily for the Better

War Changes People, Though Not Necessarily for the Better

By Diane Leach

Predating Suite Française in time and tone The Fires of Autumn is an amazingly prescient look at war and greed. 6 May 2015 // 7:00 AM

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Wooden Wand’s bread and butter: elliptical, leisurely paced gothic folk-rock, custom-made for slate-gray Sunday afternoons.

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Terranova: Headache EP

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

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"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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