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The Little Bomb That Couldn’t

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The Week’s Most Hateful, Fateful, and Ungrateful Headlines EXCEPT FOR THE SEVEN...

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I recently spent some time making a table for my kitchen, with the assistance of a...

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I can’t resist a writing style guide, especially one that promises to be lively....

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Over the last half-century, enormous efforts have been expended by individuals to...

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British TV personality Katie Hopkins was born with a very unfortunate nose. Her...

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PIERCING LBJ’S HALO Those who do not learn from history are doomed to watch...

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Recently I went from Paris to London for lunch, returning for dinner. This is made...

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Welcome to 2015, the year that speaking and writing freely had to stop. Anything...

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Has the cult of Alan Turing finally jumped the shark with the well-made but tepid...

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For even the most mildly sentient among us, living in the modern world is like...

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One buys books for peculiar reasons, and not only because they are good: for...

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