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Articles with keyword "books"

Orange being compressed in a hand vise

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Who Said, “Compression Is the First Grace of Style”? Democritus or Demetrius?

An erroneous citation that lived on for decades in the text of a well-known poem.

Matthew McConaughey as Newton Knight in Free State of Jones

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Free State of Jones the Movie Was Partly Inspired by The Free State of Jones the Book

The Free State of Jones in Mississippi, led by a freethinking farmer, seceded from the Confederacy.

Marianne Moore and Muhammad Ali at lunch

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When Muhammad Ali Wrote a Poem with Marianne Moore

Muhammad Ali, the great heavyweight champion, met with Marianne Moore, the celebrated poet. A sonnet resulted.

Wayne Wiegand

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Impertinent Questions with Wayne Wiegand

Our public libraries keep communities together.

Galileo's Idol

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Ex Libris

Garrison Keillor in his signature footwear.

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The Next Stage of Garrison Keillor:

After 40 years on the radio, what to do next?

Motel sign

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The Year of Numbered Rooms

An author shares the highs and lows of life on tour.

A book stall and bookseller  in Delhi

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The Future of the Humanities: Reading

As technology advances, doomsayers stay constant.

A Thurber cartoon of a house that is also an unfriendly man.

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James Thurber Lost Most of His Eyesight to a Tragic Childhood Accident

And grew up to see the world in a bizarre and hilarious light.