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Aaron Strumwasser
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Aaron Strumwasser is a freelance writer living in Seattle.

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Citizenship Day

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 10:20 PM

Citizenship Day is full of long, sometimes awkward checkpoints, but an undeniably awkward moment has to be the last one. After a legal permanent resident has received help from various legal professionals, I, a volunteer, ask her to write on a small whiteboard her reason for applying for citizenship. And...

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Escape Velocity at Tent City 3

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2013 | 6:33 PM

Every three months the residents of a commune for homeless people called Tent City 3 have to move to a new site in the suburbs of Seattle. It's the law. There isn't much time to learn the lay of the land, if you live in the obligingly nomadic Tent City...

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Are Superhero Movies Serious?

(4) Comments | Posted July 12, 2013 | 4:58 PM

Moviegoers over 13 years old seem to have stopped going to superhero movies for fantasy and started going for psychological realism. I myself never stopped going for fantasy, but the seriousness with which many people, including reviewers at the New Yorker, often take these movies is beginning to worry me....

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