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For Ai Weiwei, Politics And Arts Always Mix

Last week, a Chinese court rejected artist Ai Weiwei’s lawsuit against the tax bureau that had imposed a massive fine […]

Gasbags To Honey Bugs: Baseball’s Nutty Team Names

In 1911, the Missouri State League baseball team in Kirksville — home of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine — […]

Exclusive First Read: ‘The Pigeon Pie Mystery’

The year is 1898. Our heroine, Princess Alexandrina, better known as Mink, is the suddenly penniless daughter of the late, […]

New In Paperback July 23-29

Fiction and nonfiction releases from Stephen King, Ali Smith, Charles C. Mann Juliet Eilperin and Paul Hendrickson. [Copyright 2012 National […]

Sinclair Rejects Olympic Excess In ‘Ghost Milk’

For every successful Olympic Games, such as Sydney’s in 2000, there are twice as many failures. Montreal famously declared that […]

You Can Never Have Too Many Blackberries

When I first moved to the Pacific Northwest, I was amazed at how many people had the same landscaping complaint. […]

Two Singular People, Taking Life Hand In Hand

The obvious way to approach South Korean director Seung-jun Yi’s modest but potent documentary Planet of Snail is to think […]

Best YA Fiction Poll: You Asked, We Answer!

Our Best YA Fiction poll has only been live for a few hours, and already the cries of outrage are […]

In A Make-Your-Own-Girl Fable, A Real Woman Emerges

There’s a fine line between satire and the nasty snigger that marks so much of pop comedy these days — […]

The Colorful Days Of Life On The Border

Ed. Note: This is another one of those stories that came to me fortuitously by email. Bruce Berman teaches photography […]

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