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Culture, Books Off the Syllabus: "The Best American Non-Required Reading" is a Pleasure

Off the Syllabus: "The Best American Non-Required Reading" is a Pleasure

By far the best thing you could have on an airplane this winter, including an upgrade or an exit-row aisle seat, the latest edition of the anthology series The Best American Non-Required Reading makes a persuasive argument for high school…
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Bouncer Tees Off on Condi Rice, Televised Football

It's always interesting to me when learned, accomplished women turn out to be obsessed with sports. For example, Joyce Carol Oates loves boxing. Even stranger, Condoleezza Rice loves football. She is a historian of the game and has followed it…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Collector of Hearts

The Collector of Hearts

Few writers come close to matching Joyce Carol Oates: Her deft annals of family strife, broken hearts, illicit affairs, gruesome deaths, and incest may not be the stuff of life (ours, anyway), but they are the fixings for late-night page-turning…
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Night + Day

Wednesday October 28 Bringing You the World The BBC will broadcast the State of the World Forum worldwide as an international collection of panelists discuss human rights and the proliferation of nuclear weaponry. The forum marks the 50th anniversary of…
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