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Getting Close to Matthew Freeman's Darkness Never Far  You didn’t want to know. You didn’t want to see it like that, but there it is. Mental illness that feels a little too close to whatever the place is where you exist. Schizophrenia in its fascinating, poetic genius. Psychosis, slit down the middle... [more...]

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