House Hauntings: A Disney Channel Original Movie by Michelle Mehrtens

It began with Disney Channel houses. Large, shingled, two-story homes with big windows. Usually painted an eggshell blue, or, perhaps, a starchy white with a provocative red front door. Inside, the Disney protagonist dropped her backpack on the floor and walked—shoes, perversely, still on—to the kitchen island, where she grabbed a Granny Smith apple. She…

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Cancel the Kennedys by James Taichi Collins

Last month, the unthinkable happened in Massachusetts. Incumbent Ed Markey – a 74-year-old that most people in the commonwealth likely never even heard of – defeated challenger Rep. Joe Kennedy III in the Democratic Primary for the Senate. This was the first time a “Kennedy” was defeated in Massachusetts, where the name is synonymous with…

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