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  • 'How to Be Both': Ali Smith's coin-flip

    'How to Be Both': Ali Smith's coin-flip
    Ludwig Wittgenstein famously used the "duck-rabbit," a reversible image that can be seen as either a duck or a rabbit, to illustrate different ways of seeing. Ali Smith's sixth novel, "How to be both," shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize earlier this year, is a Wittgensteinian duck-rabbit of a book. It comes in two versions, in which the order of the novel's two sections are reversed: Half the printed copies start with a narrative about a grieving teenage girl named George in modern-day Cambridge, while the other half open with the disembodied spirit of Renaissance painter Francesco del Cossa, whom Smith imagines as a woman, watching George and remembering scenes from her own life. Both sections are titled "One."
  • Sam Cooke died on way to being the greatest

    Sam Cooke died on way to being the greatest
    The familiar cliche is that Chicago's international reputation rests primarily on three features: roaring '20s gangsters typified by Al Capone, machine politics and Michael Jordan. But were there any justice to the world, it really should be famous as the...

    Oops! When social media blunders kill job offers

    Dear Joyce: After graduating this year with a pile of tuition debt, I've applied for employment at numerous companies. Nutshell: Zip! Any clues to why I'm not getting offers? -- D.V. A zillion things could be keeping you outside employment venues with...

    Why women are leaving the tech industry in droves

    Why women are leaving the tech industry in droves
    When I moved to the Bay Area in 2007 to run the Wikimedia Foundation, the first thing that struck me was the eerie absence of women. I'd spent most of my working life at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., where we used to joke that women took power when the...

    Ex-GOP leader now trains journalists for partisan group

    WASHINGTON Since Kirby Wilbur quit as chairman of the Washington state Republican Party last year, he's held a job that would seem a tricky balance: training objective journalists at an overtly partisan organization. Wilbur is executive director of the...