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  • Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a fundamental role in defining a country's culture and its discourse.
  • What it takes to get writers writing

    When it comes to writing, authors can be pretty superstitious.

    Most interesting comment thread of the day, courtesy Helen DeWitt

    Novelist Helen DeWitt takes issue with the romantic idea that a writer is a person who has to write.

    Beer Makes Men Smarter, University of Illinois Study Finds

    Beer Makes Men Smarter, University of Illinois Study Finds
    Beer makes men smarter-- well, kind of--according to a study conducted at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Researchers found that men who consumed a couple of beers were better at solving brain teasers than men who were completely sober. The...

    'Mad Men' recap: Fright night

    "Mad Men" travels to the dark side--the really, really dark side.