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A Short Story For Saturday The opening passage of Zadie Smith’s “Miss Adele Amidst the Corsets,” from the latest issue ofThe Paris Review: Well, thats that, Miss Dee Pendency said, and Miss Adele, looking back over her shoulder, saw that it was. The strip of hooks
Andrew Sullivan | 6 hours, 39 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.
Yahoo! News | 6 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The rules | Rafael Behr An etiquette guide to 'doing God'Politics and religion are the two topics where offence is most easily caused. Since politicians cannot avoid the former, it is prudent to steer clear of the latter. This is why Alastair Campbell once advised Tony Blair not
The Guardian | 7 hours, 1 minute ago | comment? | recommend
The View From Your Window Contest You have until noon on Tuesday to guess it. City and/or state first, then country. Please put the locationin the subject heading, along with any description within the email. If no one guesses the exact location, proximity counts. Be sure to email entries
Andrew Sullivan | 7 hours, 4 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Resegregation In The North Jelani Cobbpoints outthe failure of desegregation isn’t justafflicting the South: There may be no better example of the ongoing scandal of school segregation than the New York City public-school system, which a recentreportby the Civil Rights Projec
Andrew Sullivan | 7 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Will no one protect Nigeria's students? | Chika Unigwe As Boko Haram kidnaps and kills, the military lies, the president prays and nothing is doneAs a young girl in the 80s, I was a boarder at a federal government college for six years. Before going to FGGC Bwari Abuja, I had only ever lived in Enugu in the s
The Guardian | 8 hours, 1 minute ago | comment? | recommend
The Tease Of Spring Linda Holmes isexcited for the season: I havefeelingsabout spring. Every spring, I look forward to that first day that I can drive with the window down, even though I’ve been driving with the window down since I was a little girl. (I recommend accom
Andrew Sullivan | 8 hours, 10 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Fix Is In Former boxing manager Charles Farrell admits to fixing fights: Fight fixing is such an accepted part of the boxing business that theres a standard way to do it. You call up or visit the gym of any trainer who represents opponents, and have the following e
Andrew Sullivan | 8 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The mentality of J Edgar Hoovers FBI undergirds todays surveillance state | Trevor Timm People forget that the FBI is the NSA's primary partner in domestic spying, which allows them to work in secretThe new documentary 1971, about the formerly anonymous FBI burglars who exposed the crimes of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, debuted to a
The Guardian | 9 hours, 5 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Is it right to ban men from going topless? An Essex funfair is insisting that men do not bare their chests this summer. Is this an infringement of liberty or a welcome attempt to keep unattractive man-boobs out of the public gaze?It seems, then, that the Adventure Island funfair in Southend is to
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