The Great Recession has been so bad no one can afford to be in a bookstore’s millionaire’s club anymore. Books-A-Million closed a good while back. Still empty. A clothes store, a chinese joint and a grocery store are also gone. An Old Navy and a kitchen wholesaler anchor the strip, which tells you a lot about the local economy.
Took a while to figure out what was odd about this. There is little graffiti in this place, to start with. That’s one thing.
The other thing is that it wasn’t placed by an art major. Look at the eyes.
Rowdy Gaines broke records for Auburn, won gold for America and a Pulitzer with this photo for The Orange County (Calif.) Register. On display at the Newseum in Washington D.C.
A movie you’ve likely never heard of. But now you probably want to see it. At the National Museum of American History.
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"I never look at the dates on coins anymore," I said one day while running my finger along the gouge on the edge of a gnarled quarter. I’d just fished them out of a change machine.
All of these, from that one machine, are older than me, something more difficult to say each year.
But when you can say it, say it proudly.
— In a laundromat in Wilton, Conn.