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A Party in a Lunatic Asylum - The New Yorker

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Nat Segnit talks with the graphic novelist Alan Moore, the famed creator of “Watchmen,” whose newest book, “Jerusalem,” is a sprawling novel of Northampton.
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John Hersey, the Writer Who Let “Hiroshima” Speak for Itself - The New Yorker

John Hersey, the Writer Who Let “Hiroshima” Speak for Itself - The New Yorker | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Russell Shorto writes about the seventieth anniversary of John Hersey’s landmark reporting from Hiroshima following the atomic attack by the United States.
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W. G. Sebald and the Emigrants - The New Yorker

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André Aciman writes about the novelist W. G. Sebald’s friendship with two elderly Jewish refugees, who helped to inspire “Austerlitz.”
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Buffett, Jobs and The Pope. The legacy of Girard: to unlearn and forgive. – Progress through sharing. – Medium

Buffett, Jobs and The Pope. The legacy of Girard: to unlearn and forgive. – Progress through sharing. – Medium | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
What do Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs and The Pope have in common?
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How Tom Wolfe Became … Tom Wolfe

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Michael Lewis delves deep into the archives of the legendary reporter turned novelist to discover what made the man in the white suit the voice of a journalistic generation.
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The Man Who Got No Whammies

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In 1984, a man named Michael Larson won $110,237 on "Press Your Luck" — more than double the winnings of any other game show contestant in history at the time. But his success wasn't due to luck alone.
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Genius-annotated version of “Hamilton isn’t perfect. But it’s *perfect.* I couldn’t write for a month after I saw it.”

Genius-annotated version of “Hamilton isn’t perfect. But it’s *perfect.* I couldn’t write for a month after I saw it.” | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
I didn’t leave the theater after seeing Hamilton. I resurfaced.
Walking out into the cool night air, pushing past the people crowded near the stage door to catch even a glimpse of the show’
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These are the business books you should be reading this summer

These are the business books you should be reading this summer | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
The best business memoirs, career guides and the most exciting research on the future of work.
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The Great American Cubist

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Stuart Davis, the only first-class Cubist to emerge from North America, concentrated single-mindedly on making art quiver with the energy he perceived around him, “jazzing up” details of the American Scene, in particular its stereotypical attributes, advertising hieroglyphics, and verbal colloquialisms. The core of the exhibition of his work, now at the Whitney, shows Davis applying his methodology to easel paintings of varying sizes—including small, amazingly intricate jigsaw-puzzle compositions.
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Of Thee I Read: The United States in Literature

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National correspondents and editors suggest books that reveal something essential about the regions they cover.
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There’s no emotion we ought to think harder about than anger – Martha C Nussbaum | Aeon Essays

Anger is the emotion that has come to saturate our politics and culture. Philosophy can help us out of this dark vortex
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Walt Whitman Sells Himself

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Walt Whitman in 1872 It’s been almost two decades after he first sounded his “barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world,” and Walt Whitman still can’t seem to sell his new edition of Leaves of Grass. Even looking past the very personal blow an author feels when a book flops, the unsold copies of…
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Is 2016 the Worst Year in History? Worse Than 1919? 1836? 1348?

Is 2016 the Worst Year in History? Worse Than 1919? 1836? 1348? | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
When news of the truck killings in Nice, France, broke last week, I started seeing variations of the same sentiment on Twitter and Facebook: Is this t
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Author Margaret Atwood’s Secret Vice: the Comics

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As Margaret Atwood’s graphic novel ‘Angel Catbird’ comes out, she talks about her love for comics and her own ‘lumpy’ efforts at drawing them
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The Old West’s Muslim Tamale King

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Kathryn Schulz on the Mexican-food entrepreneur from South Asia, and a recent upswing of Islamophobia.
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Beloved Dog: Maira Kalman’s Illustrated Love Letter to Our Canine Companions

Beloved Dog: Maira Kalman’s Illustrated Love Letter to Our Canine Companions | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
"Dogs ... are constant reminders that life reveals the best of itself when we live fully in the moment and extend our unconditional love."
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America’s Long Holiday

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[contributor id="3264"] BOOK REVIEWED Elizabeth Lunbeck, The Americanization of Narcissism Harvard University Press, $35 The twenty-first century, already rich with apocalyptic glimpses of America’s decline, has been a productive era for narcissism. The condition, originally …
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This Green Beret thinks he can crack the NFL's character code

This Green Beret thinks he can crack the NFL's character code | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Half of all first-round draft picks fail in the NFL. Brian Decker believes he can improve that rate, but it's not clear anyone in the league is listening.
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How my out-of-office reply became national news, and what we can learn from that  | Dallas Morning News

How my out-of-office reply became national news, and what we can learn from that  | Dallas Morning News | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
For a writer, few things signal success like a positive review in The New York Times. I always dreamed of this happening to me. I never expecte
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on expertise

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How The West Was Won

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I. Someone recently linked me to Bryan Caplan’s post A Hardy Weed: How Traditionalists Underestimate Western Civ. He argues that “western civilization”‘s supposed defenders …
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Cosmpolitanism, It's a Beautiful Thing

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In which I unpack the emerging nationalist-tribalist vs. cosmopolitanism divide, and pre-emptively declare a winner.
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