The US Represented Weekly Update

Hello USR members and guests,kids

We hope all is well with you. It was a steady and productive week at our site. In our Perspective for Hire column, Emily Badovinac reviews last Friday’s Harlequin Aces burlesque production at Smitty’s Greenlight Tavern in Pueblo, Colorado. “The Evolution of Burlesque: Harlequin Aces Presents an Evening with Van Ella” details a “celebration of art and subversion.” In the poem “Rising,” Lindsay Deen says, “You were shores of silence breaking through my colossal waves, / And your oarsmen got lost in my loamy sea, / Held seashells to their ears trying in vain to call home, / And drowned this side of infinity.” Lindsey Kellen’s “Grapes Going Green: Biodiversity in South Africa” discusses a winery that has pioneered environmentally friendly techniques that have made it a one-of-a-kind operation. Victor Shephard’sThe Family in Motion” explores the powerful relationship between the Saami people and their reindeer. As Victor notes, “From crocodiles to army ants, the animals we love and identify with reflect special aspects of our own personalities and relationships to specific environments.” In last Friday’s installment of Emily Badovinac’s novel, Deep Red, Chapter 10, as the full moon approaches and Marlo awaits the return of her test results, she explores Haven and ponders the origins of the human mirrors. In Iceland, running into a random casual partner at a bar might also mean running into that same person at a family event. This is the price the culture now pays for having stayed isolated from the rest of the world for so long, as we see in Caitlyn Libby’sIceland Dating: Incest Is No Laughing Matter.” In Eric Stephenson’sDéclassé,” a woman asks, “Since when did people become so predictable?”

Thank you for spending time with us, and please keep being who you are.

Best!
The US Represented Staff