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Liz Smith
Barbara Walters' '10 Most Fascinating People' returns

"Nothing You Think Matters Today Will Matter the Same Way Tomorrow" goes the headline in New York magazine this week over Frank Rich's byline. This is a masterful look at the future as we imagined it back in 1964. Columnist Rich shows that most of us think 2014 has been a disaster, but in going back through pages of The New York Times, the writer reveals our concerns are ever the same. People thinking back seem to feel there have been some great American summers, and the one we have just gone through has been perfectly awful. But the facts prove we've had "awful" before. Rich writes: "The more I dove back into the weeds of 1964, the more I realized that...