Sign up for our newsletter to have the Culture Review delivered to your inbox each week. “Winter is coming”? I’ll believe it when I see it. This past week, it’s been ninety degrees in New York. The subways are steam baths, the sidewalks are hot to the touch, and yesterday a kid tried to throw a water balloon into my taxicab. Culturally, things are a little overheated, too.
Finn Murphy arrived for his first day of work at Callahan Bros. Moving & Storage on May 22, 1976. He had just turned eighteen. In the fall, he would be starting at Colby College; his parents were churchgoing golfers from Cos Cob, Connecticut, who imagined a professional career for their son. Murphy had different ideas. He liked the cardboard-box smell of the Callahan office and admired the movers, who wore T-shirts brined with sweat.
Steve wears jeans at the party. Darker than his work pair, thinner than his everydays. These are his party jeans. Steve knows that wearing these jeans leaves the door wide open to intercourse. Steve leans against things at the party. He’s already leaned against a wall, a couch arm, and a refrigerator, and he’s just getting started. There are funky rhythms pulsing through Steve’s body at the party.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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