David Shields

director of "Lynch"

Guest

Novelist and shortstory writer; Professor of English at the University of Washington.

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Retired NFL player Marshawn "Beast Mode" Lynch is considered one of the best running backs of his generation.

The silent political activism of Marshawn Lynch

Retired NFL player Marshawn "Beast Mode" Lynch is considered one of the best running backs of his generation.

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