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Achenblog: May 31, 2009 - June 6, 2009

Beach Week: Good, Clean Fun!

Rain, rain, go away... So it's graduation time, which means that Beach Week is nigh. Beach Week is a fun tradition among teenagers in which they go to the beach and engage in healthy frolicking. I can't see any...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 5, 2009; 10:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (298)
 
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Obama in Cairo

No doubt certain dyspeptic pundits will find something to object to in this speech, but I don't see Obama apologizing to the Muslim world or anything of the sort. Instead he is promoting our ideals, speaking frankly, and calling...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 4, 2009; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (151)
 
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Why Don't Men Read Fiction?

Ron Charles, in his fine review of a new, muscular, brawny, hairy-chested, codpiece-grabbing novel that Ron says real men would really like if they still read novels, notes this startling factoid: "polls suggest that only 20 percent of fiction...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 3, 2009; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (144)
 
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My Buick Regal

Casual readers who drop by this blog surely assume, just from the tang and fizz of my prose, that I drive an Aston Martin, except when I'm taking my Hog for a rumblin' ride across the continent. But the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 2, 2009; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (230)
 
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Ad Astra

[My story on Alpha Centauri.] The nearest Earth out there in space? It might be right next door, galactically speaking. Two teams of astronomers, one from the United States and one from Europe, are in a race to find...

By Joel Achenbach  |  June 1, 2009; 8:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (106)
 
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