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Achenblog: September 19, 2010 - September 25, 2010

The nickel dilemma

I'm on a book leave, which engenders a great deal of freedom, including the whole hygiene-optional concept. I am free to decide whether to wear shorts and a T-shirt or, if I'm feeling like "dressing up," shorts and a...

By Joel Achenbach  | September 24, 2010; 7:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (401)
 
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Microreview: Jonathan Franzen's 'Freedom'

Can you review a book when you're only on page 57? You can if you're a blogger! Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom" is his latest microscopic look at the lives of educated, disappointed, sexually rambunctious, wine-drinking Americans. My initial take is...

By Joel Achenbach  | September 22, 2010; 10:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (239)
 
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Feelin' equinoctial again

One of the things about living in Washington is that, right around the autumnal equinox, you can always count on the Redskins blowing a game at the last minute. Also, the weather changes. The astronomers tell us that fall...

By Joel Achenbach  | September 21, 2010; 9:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (151)
 
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