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‘The Whole Nine Yards’ Of What?

Where does the phrase “the whole nine yards” come from? In 1982, William Safire called that “one of the great […]

Sandwich Monday: Country-Fried Bacon

There are those who say “just because you can doesn’t mean you should,” and there are those who try to […]

Spy Vs. Spy: A Former MI5 Director On Loving James Bond

Stella Rimington writes spy fiction and is the former director general of MI5. Her most recent book is The Geneva […]

Watch The Golden Globes With Us, Where The Drinks Are Optional

The Golden Globes have a well-deserved reputation for being both goofy and pretty much meaningless. They’ve made it into the […]

‘I Accepted Responsibility’: McChrystal On His ‘Share Of The Task’

Gen. Stanley McChrystal says he’s moved on with his life. The four-star general was forced to resign from the military […]

Daughter Of The Storm: An Iranian Literary Revolution

Roya Hakakian’s most recent book is Assassins of the Turquoise Palace. Adolescence is a universally grave hour. Mine was made […]

Deserts, Coal Walking And Wildfires: Can You Take The ‘Heat’?

Scientist and writer Bill Streever is fascinated by the extremes at both ends of the thermometer. In his 2009 book, […]

Life Is Difficult But Rewarding Under This ‘Umbrella’

What is the best way for a writer to reflect life? For most of us, it’s probably the traditional novel […]

Two Is Company, Three Is A Crowd

On-air challenge: Given three three-letter words, give a three-letter word that can follow each to complete a familiar six-letter word. […]

Father’s Death Spurs Son To Tackle Health Care

In 2007, David Goldhill’s father, in good overall health, checked into the hospital with a minor case of pneumonia. Within […]

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