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THE MUSHROOM BURIAL SHROUD that covered Luke Perry’s face and famous forehead was black as night, or perhaps it was white as bone, made of organic cotton,
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(This essay was a finalist for a 2013 National Magazine Award in the Essay category.) THE PROBLEM WITH environmentalists, Lynn Margulis used to say, is tha
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