Whitman Wire


Jack Swain, staff writer

March 10, 2016

The sunlight that streams through our windows, yours and mine. The bugs that live in our houses, in our carpets. Whatever human quality necessitated the invention of picture frames. Elegant chairs. Life-sized scale replicas of dinosaurs. Calling people on the phone when they are far away and you ...

Bicycle, Bike!

Jack Swain, staff writer

February 4, 2016

I got my bike stolen last night. I found my broken lock in the gravel. Someone must have snipped it with a pair of bolt-cutters. I picked it up, and held its fragile body. It felt like a tiny, helpless animal. I felt a strong surge of pity for it. Now that there was no bike, its life’s purpose had ...

“Roald Dahl’s Book of Ghost Stories”

Image courtesy of Farrar, Straus and Giroux Publishers

Dana Thompson

July 1, 2012

Don't you love it when books just appear on your shelves? I have lately been in the mood for something a little creepy and wouldn't you know it, a collection of ghost stories hand-selected by one of my favorite authors of all time materializes in our reading room. It was so serendipitous as to beâ...

Production Night Productions: Squirrels, inspired by SQUIRRELS!

Adam Brayton

October 6, 2011

In response to last week's squirrel issue, The Backpage brings you the first-ever Production Night Production: Squirrels, Inspired by Squirrels. Just follow the following magical link: magical link.

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