The Tale of the Most Insane Desk Ever: NO DRAWERS ALLOWED!

There once was a rather famous, if old timey, theatrical agent in New York City who had one hard and steadfast rule in his office: No drawers allowed! This no-drawer mandate mainly had to do with desks, but he also included boxes, trash cans and file cabinets in his rage. The rule was incredibly raw, because in those days, The City, and theatrical agencies, ran on paper. There was no digitization. No cloud or computer storage. You Xeroxed and your Faxed and you managed the wood pulp blizzard as best you could.

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Solitary Confinement Creates the Worst of Us

If we still believe in the United States that the purpose of prison is to rehabilitate both mind and body — should we ever be putting people in solitary confinement for years on end?  Should an entire prison term ever consist of 23-hour a day lockdown with one man in a single cell?

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