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By Jane Yolen. A mother is forced to wait behind childless tourists for a pretzel at Disney World. In the distance, sirens.
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By Kurt Cole Eidsvig. His lookalike contest is a Key West tradition. This year, it intersects with a FaceApp craze that renders everyone Hemingway.
By Jane Yolen. This Founding Father mural is stoking national controversy. Whose colonial narrative is it, anyway?
By Chera Hammons. The iconic Cadillac Ranch has amassed graffiti signatures for decades. Why would anyone want it erased?
By Richard Garcia. It’s another word for remorse.
By Pesach Rotem. For that time the U.S. Treasury Secretary’s father paid $91 million for a Jeff Koons sculpture.