Posts Tagged: molly langmuir
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Hiking the Tetons

Molly Langmuir went camping last September.

Edith Zimmerman: Molly, you hiked the Tetons alone last fall. How did that come about?

Molly Langmuir: In 2006 I got a summer internship at the local paper in Jackson, Wyoming, where I was reporting hard-hitting stories about things like pig wrestling and dude ranch barbecues, so I had a fair amount of free time on my hands. I also had no friends — I met lots of nice people, but they were all these uber-technical athletes who spent their weekends doing sports I'd never even heard of, while I had applied to the job because I had always liked hiking, which [...]

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Bones, Ghosts, and Paul Koudounaris

A Q&A with author, photographer, and ossuary expert Paul Koudounaris. I understand your great grandfather was a grave robber?

My family is Greek and they lived in Alexandria back when it was a Greek town. At that point there was a trade in mummy dust, which they called mummia, which was thought to be a cure all. Louis XIV actually used to carry mummia in a pouch and snort little bits of it. The problem was that by the late 19th century they didn’t have a bunch of old Egyptian mummies to dig up anymore. Instead, when criminals were executed, people would steal their bodies and take them to the [...]

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The Best Time I _______ on Valentine's Day

I was living in a city I pretty much hated and was hung up on this dude I'd been on and off with for years. We were in a serious off phase, and so for Valentine's Day I agreed to go out with a couple of girls I knew socially but not especially well.

We sit down to dinner at a divey Salvadorean place, and one of the girls proceeds to tell the rest of us about a mutual friend who won't stop trying to booty call her. I quickly realize she's talking about the guy I myself am so heartsick over. Deciding I'm not going to go full [...]