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  • Canada is penny-less, and the U.S. should be too

    Canada is penny-less, and the U.S. should be too
    A famous American, Benjamin Franklin, is credited with coining the phrase “A penny saved is a penny earned.” And though no one famous is taking credit for it, in Canada, they’ve turned that around: “A penny destroyed is money in the bank.”
  • Courting Miss Washington

    Courting Miss Washington
    At a time when most high school seniors are focusing their energy and attention on college applications, 16-year-old Drew Helen Washington is perfecting her poise, honing her public speaking talent and stepping into the limelight as the 94th Queen of...

    Nonfiction

    Nonfiction
    The Age of Movies The Selected Writings of Pauline Kael Edited by Sanford Schwartz Library of America, $40 Witty, entertaining and often exhilarating, this wide-ranging collection of pieces captures the film critic at her best. Alice James A...

    'Steve Jobs' review: Walter Isaacson's biography mesmerizes

    'Steve Jobs' review: Walter Isaacson's biography mesmerizes
    He was an abandoned child who grew up with the unshakable belief that he was destined to be a prince. How arrogant and sensible of him. His personal hygiene was bad. He often wore no shoes and liked to stick his feet in the toilet. His food faddery was...

    Tablets: Downloadable classic books are in abundance

    Tablets: Downloadable classic books are in abundance
    Let's say you're getting, or giving, a new tablet or an e-reader (iPad, Kobo, Nook or Kindle Fire) for the holidays. Here's an idea for what to do with it: Load it first with free books. Thanks to Project Gutenberg, as well as the cultural gift known as...