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Squanto: The Ultimate Guide

Even anglers like myself yearn for guides with fishing IQs as rich as Squanto's, a Patuxet Native American who taught the Pilgrims how to fish.

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In from the Fog: Monstrous Fishermen in Popular Culture

To paraphrase Nietzsche, when fighting monsters one should be careful not to become one, but that’s a major reason why many people fish: to slay the proverbial dragon.

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BiblioLife

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A Beatnik Tuna (Fish)

Charlie the Tuna fish is an homage to the Beat generation’s playfulness and experimentation with language.

Film

Oceans of Fear

Brace yourself: this is a fish tale that can silence – like the great white shark itself – all of its competitors.

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Hal Leonard

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Sports

Snagged by Bishop -- Hook, Line & Sinker

Like the lakes we fish in, there are great treasures lurking in those depths, and great depth lurking in those treasures.

Sports

Missing the Boat while ‘Fishing with John’ (Lurie)

Imagine a 'Seinfeld' episode on a boat with rods in Jerry and Kramer’s hands … you get the picture.

Sports

The Jester in the Fisherman

Lines tangled and broke, feet tripped and slipped, rods and tempers snapped, and sometimes, even anglers fell overboard. It wasn’t funny … unless you were sober.

Music

Les Claypool: Where Fish Congregate

Quite simply, like the sturgeon itself, Claypool is the Maestro of the Bottom.

Sports

Presidential Angling

Now that Barack Obama is America's 44th president, in the spirit of his predecessors, he might want to take up fishing.

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Getting the Creeps from the Deep-2

I'm just thankful Halloween isn’t celebrated in July, when my family and I are usually found at the beach.

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Getting the Creeps from the Deep

Deep, dark water – and that which swims within -- inspires our most primitive fears

Film

“Home” is Where the Zombies Are

The visual design of Night of the Living Dead forces us to toss rationality aside as the revolutions consume us. Throughout, the film’s cinematography pushes us into the zombies’ point of view, and potentially, their value system.

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Film

“Home” Is Where the Zombies Are

The farmhouse in Night of the Living Dead shatters the illusion of our most trusted institution: the American home is as dangerous as the evil outside its walls.

Chris Justice
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The Poetry of Fishing: James A. Emanuel

Fishing and writing are typically solitary crafts that offer fishermen and poets sweet opportunities for introspection.

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Myth-Making Dolphins

Who and what does animal research help? Humans or the animals?

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Myth-Making Dolphins

They're transporters of the souls of the dead, per Dante, transporters of tools and messages, per the US military, and friends to man, per the popular dolphinariums.

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The Real Creel

Creels contain volumes of wonderfully imaginative “catches” that, unlike the box’s contents in the myth, unleash a swarm of positive stories and memories that continue life’s flow.

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Shad: An Undeniably American Icon

Emerson spoke of it in a eulogy for Thoreau, not long after, it fueled Doherty and his cavalry in their relentless pursuit of Booth -- no wonder McPhee calls it America's "founding fish".

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Trout Fishing in America

Richard Brautigan’s minimalist prose wove hallucinations into social commentary, pastoral meditations into cultural satire, and journalistic reports about mundane existence into nihilistic, punkish sirens.

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Some Thoughts on the Holiday Season's Über Pop Icon

Imagine sitting down to a fish dinner with Ernest Hemingway, Izaak Walton, Norman Maclean, and the ultimate Fisher of Men.

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