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Interesting to writers and appreciators of beauty: "Both Frank and April are, in some sense, victims of her beauty, of its hold on Frank’s imagination. They both would have been better off if he had let her go. And this is key: if April’s looks give her power, it’s not always a power that works to her advantage. The course of her life is shaped by Frank’s need to repeatedly win her affection. Young and without a better alternative on the horizon, she gives in to the pull of Frank’s desire and decides that what she feels is probably love, or at least close enough."
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How Alan Rickman ruined me for all other men.
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The way toy manufacturing works, it’s likely Hasbro had always intended that the first post-release Force Awakens toys would include more merchandise that highlights Rey. But after facing mass backlash at her perceived absence, you can be sure as hell they’re going to let you know she’s included.
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I like to follow up all major hospitalizations with something traumatizing. Immediately after the boy's first major surgery, I read THE HOT ZONE. This time I might have outdone myself, though...
FRONTLINE investigates the rise of deadly drug-resistant bacteria.
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I loved everything about this article. For non-writers, YMMV: “Kids think through their problems by creating fantasy worlds in ways adults don’t,” Griswold says. “Within these parallel universes, things can be solved, shaped and understood.” Just as children learn best through hands-on activities, they tend to process their feelings through metaphorical reenactments. “Stories,” Griswold noted, “serve a purpose beyond pleasure, a purpose encoded in analogies. Story arcs, like dreams, have an almost biological function.”
Their history informs fantastical myths and legends, while American tales tend to focus on moral realism.
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Kind of lovely. "And that’s what I found myself loving. Those houses out of Architectural Digest may be lovely, but give me a room that tells something about the person who lived there — a room that displays a sense of humor, a sense of drama, and most important, a passionate soul."
Visiting the revered poet’s three homes in Chile — La Chascona, La Sebastiana and Isla Negra — where his romance with Matilde Urrutia played out, each an expression of his dreams.
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Always good to see more written about Vivian Maier. http://nyti.ms/1mS8SqQ

When she started delving into Vivian Maier’s family history, an amateur researcher had no idea that her search would become an obsession.
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A new longitudinal study examined how college students slut-shame—and found that the practice is as illogical as it is damaging.

Patti Smith’s Advice to the Young, by Way of William S. Burroughs
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Tim Armstrong whining about the burden of other people’s babies is simultaneously the most un-American and distinctly American scene imagina

Mozart's ear
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I find this comparison of Mozart's ear with that of an "ordinary ear" to be interesting for a couple of reasons.

The NY Times Is ON IT (Pubic Hair)
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A brief history of the NY Times flip flopping on the pubic hair trend.

Frozen Becomes the Highest Grossing Animated Film! | Tor.com
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Frozen has become the highest grossing animated film of all time!

A Year for Liberalism's Fighting Faith
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Along with Elizabeth Warren, Bill de Blasio is the most visible face and potent voice of a new political spirit.

Know Your Yule Log: 9 Fun Facts About The Most Viral Fire Since St. Elmo
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Some fun facts about the Yule Log, including ties to Gracie Mansion and Whit Stillman.

Can Toys Create Future Engineers?
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Toys that promote science, technology, math, and engineering are becoming increasingly popular, especially for girls.

Trial Opens in Case Challenging Scholar's Placement on TSA Watchlist | T...
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Is Rahinah Ibrahim a Malaysian jihadist, or the victim of misguided bureaucrats who erroneously placed the 48-year-old woman on a U.S. terro

Regents Research fellows supplement a school reform agenda
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Beastie Boys Fire Back At GoldieBlox: 'YOU Sued US'
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The Beastie Boys have long refused to license their music for commercial purposes—the late Adam Yauch made it very clear that "his image, mu

Why Poor People's Bad Decisions Make Perfect Sense
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What we know about poverty is often academic. It's rare to have a poor person actually explain it on their own behalf. So this is me doing t