Zach Straus
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Zach Straus peaked at 15 and is mostly held together by masking tape.

From the mind of Zach

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POETRY: Fish Creek Road

A driver and passenger, but also more than that. Driving across the open country, it’s just you, your stories, and your secrets.

Zach Straus
January 15, 2018
Wildcard
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An Incomplete and Growing List of Women Who Are About To Be Excited By The Next Song In This Cruise Ship Dance Club

All the ladies on this cruise ship are ready to get on the dance floor. They’re just waiting to hear their name called. Lou… care to help us out?

Zach Straus
January 9, 2018
Wildcard
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Why #Oprah2020 May Not Be The Answer

After her rousing speech at the Golden Globes, people across America have officially announced her candidacy. But is Oprah2020 the answer? Ask her.

Zach Straus
January 8, 2018
Politics, Pop Culture
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An Incomplete and Growing List of Things I Dislike More and More As I Get Older

In this edition of our Incomplete and Growing List series, let’s reflect on the things that get worse with age. It’s not everything, but it’s enough.

Zach Straus
December 28, 2017
Lifestyle
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Fuck You, Teddy Roosevelt

You go hiking. Into the woods, up the mountains, into the meadows. It’s just you and your notebook and your feelings. What’s inside when you’re outside?

Zach Straus
December 27, 2017
Travel, Wildcard
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My Very Own American Love Story

First comes love, then comes marriage. When you put it that way it sounds so simple. But what if that’s not what you truly want from love?

Zach Straus
December 8, 2017
Lifestyle
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An Incomplete and Growing List of Bikes I’ve Owned Since Moving to D.C. in 2007

Continuing our ME AGAINST THE WORLD prompt, Zach reflects on the 14 bikes he’s had stolen, broken, or otherwise murdered. It’s a cruel world out there.

Zach Straus
December 6, 2017
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For David, Who Chose Wisely

So, David has a wife now. When you meet your ex-lover’s wife and children, you all have the same beautiful, awkward question. WHAT IF?

Zach Straus
November 20, 2017
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{What If}: Interviews With My Friends About “The One That Got Away”

Every so often you can’t help but think about the one that got away. There’s always ONE thing that doesn’t work. But what if things had gone differently?

Zach Straus
November 16, 2017
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