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Dangling Database

Columbia gives me access to a database that has all of the Chicago Tribune's newspapers from 1849-1988. TIME TO READ ALL THE INK ON LEOPOLD AND LOEB FOREVER. I'm pretty sure the Leopold and Loeb project will be my thesis novel, and man is this ever going to help.

Actually I have to hold off on reading the articles because I'm already in an animalistic frenzy over them, and I need to finish Repression first or I never will. This'll just have to be my incentive.

I think I'm about to confirm what I've already been told by my friends, that New College has vastly over-prepared me for graduate study. I even had one of my fellow incoming grads say something like, "I wish I had taken LSD and written a thesis!" I hope she manages it in grad school, because it's exactly as fun as it sounds.

Also I'm in with nothing but yankees and northerners--these folks tried to tell me that Chicago doesn't really have a fall. Nice try: if the leaves change color, you have a fall. Palms trees only change when a hurricane strips them bare or they die.

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L.A. Fields
L.A. Fields
L.A. Fields is the author of The Disorder Series, the short story collection Countrycide, and My Dear Watson, a queer Sherlock Holmes pastiche. Her work has appeared in anthologies of horror, erotica, and academia.

She has a BA in English Literature from the New College of Florida, and an MFA in Creative Writing - Fiction from Columbia College Chicago. She currently teaches English in South Korea.
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