Michael Knowles

  • Insert Punchline

    Comedy is for making people laugh. Had the editors not demanded an additional 1,494 words, I would happily have left my contribution to this symposium at that. After all, brevity is the soul of…

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  • Freedom from Loneliness?

    The morning we graduated college, Marina Keegan declared her yearning for “the opposite of loneliness” in the commencement issue of the Yale Daily News. “We don’t have a word for the opposite of loneliness,” she…

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