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WASHINGTON -- When asked to explain the brisk pace of his novels, Elmore Leonard said, "I leave out the parts that people skip." You will not want to skip anything in William Zinsser's short essays written for the American Scholar magazine's website and...
South Bend TribuneWas he thinking about guns? “Thinking about guns” is the title of a photo that was entered into the 14th “Life in Michiana” Photography Exhibit at the St. Joseph County Public Library in January. The exhibit allowed visitors to...
It's not just a women's issue. Granted, that's how many of us are framing last month's decision by Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo Inc., to end telecommuting and require all employees to report to the office. It ignited a firestorm of controversy over...
The Hartford CourantThe louder the public pledges of bipartisan cooperation and resolve, the deeper the undercurrents of private distrust and resentment — or at least, that often seems to be the rule in legislative politics. And it seems to be taking hold as the...
It's a fine time to be a photography fan in Florida. Less than a month ago, I reported on a terrific exhibit of Annie Leibovitz portraits on display through June 9 at the Norton Museum of Art (nortonmuseum.org) in West Palm Beach. Now, there's an...
The Hartford CourantThey have been largely silent these past six weeks as the debate over gun control has grown nastier. But they are the elephant in the firearms room, and Monday they came together publicly for the first time anywhere since the Newtown tragedy. And for...
I have some things on my mind. — The NFL combine is not one of them. I'd rather watch the wife's reality TV shows all night long and have her tell me about her day during the commercials. — I'm big on "Skyfall," but the fact it's not one...
As it says here, on page 64 of the glossily fascinating coffee-table book "Variety: An Illustrated History of the World From the Most Important Magazine in Hollywood," Al Capone, interviewed in his Chicago home, told Variety he was approached often to...
It came down to resolve. A battle of wills from the 1-yard line. Notre Dame refused to budge. Game on the line. Irish up by nine with the clock inside 3:00. Southern Cal lined up from the 1 and started banging away. Nope. Nope. Nope. Incomplete pass....
Kemba Smith Pradia went to Tallahassee, Fla., last week to demand the right to vote. Back in the '90s, when she was just Kemba Smith, she became a poster child for the excesses and inanities of the so-called war on drugs. Pradia, then a college student...
Tags: Teddy Pendergrass, Voting, Politics, Elections, The Miami Herald
America's 51st state - the state of Incarceration - has a citizenship of about 2.1 million now, making it just about as populated as Nevada or Utah. Incarceration USA had just 500,000 residents in 1980; the war on drugs, more than any other factor,...
I can't use Chico's full name because he thinks he'll be killed for talking to a newspaper columnist. It's a small big town, Baltimore. Everybody knows everybody, or everybody knows somebody who knows somebody, and particularly in the miserable drug...
Tags: Social Issues, Crimes, Education, Gang Activity, Sales
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