Story | Dec 11, 2014 | 3:16 PM
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Story | Dec 12, 2014Ludwig 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."
Column | Dec 7, 2014 | 2:30 AM
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...
Story | Dec 5, 2014 | 6:46 PM
Story | Dec 4, 2014 | 5:20 AM
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...