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A woman for every occasion

Perhaps Shirley Temple Black said it best: “Nothing crushes freedom as substantially as a tank.” Or maybe Lady Bird Johnson said it best: “The clash of ideas is the sound of freedom.” So many women say it so well on...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  August 5, 2010; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Frauenfelder's do-it-yourself happiness

If you got the time and ability, Mark Frauenfelder has a strategy for you for coping in the modern world. It's summed up in the title of his book "Made by Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World." Frauenfelder...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  June 9, 2010; 11:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried," released in 20th anniversary edition, renews war's ambiguity

Tim O’Brien’s book of Vietnam war stories, “The Things They Carried,” won mighty praise when it was first published in 1990. Josiah Bunting, writing in The Washington Post, said the tales were “rendered in an authorial tone, with an evocative,...

By Steven E. Levingston  |  March 24, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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