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  • Book review: 'The Last Greatest Magician in the World' by Jim Steinmeyer

    Book review: 'The Last Greatest Magician in the World' by Jim Steinmeyer
    The Last Greatest Magician in the World
  • UFL franchise introduces ex-CEO Joe Moglia as head coach

    UFL franchise introduces ex-CEO Joe Moglia as head coach
    Head football coaches are often referred to figuratively as CEOs of a program or franchise. Virginia's fledgling United Football League franchise took the unusual step of hiring a CEO as its first head coach. Joe Moglia, who gave up a promsing coaching...

    Book review: 'Decoded' by Jay-Z

    Book review: 'Decoded' by Jay-Z
    Jay-Z is a great American artist — and he'd be the first to tell you so. "Decoded" is an elegantly designed, incisively written bid for cultural legitimacy by a man whose XXL ego is underscored by an equally outsized inferiority complex (as big egos...

    Astral Weeks: A sci-fi master's beginnings

    Astral Weeks: A sci-fi master's beginnings
    "I am submitting the enclosed short story 'LIFE-LINE' for either 'Astounding' or 'Unknown,'" Robert A. Heinlein wrote to editor John Campbell in 1939, "because I am not sure which policy it fits the better." The former magazine published science fiction,...

    'Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything' by Kevin Cook

    'Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on Everything' by Kevin Cook
    Alvin Clarence Thomas, a.k.a. Titanic Thompson, was a gambler and golf hustler who died at age 82 on May 19, 1974, but whose outlaw career really flourished, as Kevin Cook records with breezy relish in his biography "Titanic Thompson: The Man Who Bet on...