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  • Video: 'Put This On' Episode 3: Work

     
    Put This On, Episode 3: Work from Put This On on Vimeo. The stylish gentlemen at Put This On, who were featured in Monday's installment of our weekly longform interview series, X Questions, have released the long-awaited third episode of their titular...
  • Tom Wolfe to get lifetime achievement award

     
    Time for Tom Wolfe to get his white suit dry-cleaned again, as the author will receive the National Book Foundation's 2010 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, it was announced Wednesday. The medal, which is the foundation's...
  • Why we read

    Why we read
    There's a book I don't remember well, though I can remember precisely where I found it in my elementary school library -- three yards to the right of the door, in the middle of the third shelf from the floor. I was, and remain, a compulsive reader. Back...
  • Made in America

    It's too bad that Disney has stupidly positioned America's Heart and Soul, Louis Schwartzberg's documentary cross-section of the 21st-century United States, as its alternative to Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11, thus insuring condescension from many...
  • Phil Spector Arrested in Woman's Killing

    Phil Spector Arrested in Woman's Killing
    Phil Spector, the influential but erratic rock 'n' roll producer best known for his layered "Wall of Sound" recording technique, was arrested on suspicion of murder early Monday after an actress was found shot to death at his hilltop mansion in Alhambra....
  • 'The Evening Star' by Larry McMurtry

    "The Evening Star" is Larry McMurtry's 15th published novel. Parts of this book are so good it is breathtaking. The stretches that fall flat--and there are many and they are long--serve in a sense as foils. What are the Rockies without the Great Plains?...
  • Coverage from the day space shuttle Challenger exploded: A big question mark lingers in the sky

    It was a fine day for watching a liftoff -- cold, but crisp and clear as could be. A bunch of us gathered on the roof of the Sentinel to get a good look. We had gone up on the roof the day before, too, only to have the liftoff canceled thanks to bad...
  • Coverage from the day space shuttle Challenger exploded: They waited in vain for word from a doomed spacecraft

    When the shuttle exploded in view of millions watching television, the two people maintaining the closest contact with the crew were calmly, unknowingly awaiting routine communications from the spacecraft. Astronaut James Wetherbee, 34, serving as ''...