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Christopher Moore on Twisted Realities and History with Humor

He's a little John Steinbeck and a little bit Jules Verne; a smidge Shakespeare, and a heaping helping of Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Robbins, and Douglas Adams. His irreverent novels include comedic takes on death, Shakespeare, marine biology, and the life of Jesus Christ. His latest tale is a romp through nineteenth-century Paris in the company of the most famous artists of the time, all seeking fame, fortune, and an elusive and coveted pigment known as "sacred blue."

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Examining The War On Mexican Drug Cartels, Through Film And Fiction

Two new works of art — the documentary film Cartel Land and the novel The Cartel — shine a light on the seemingly endless drug war in Mexico. John Powers says both works are bleak, but gripping.
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Why Sit-Down Meals May Be Just As Unhealthful As Fast Food

Fast-food restaurants are often demonized as the epitome of unhealthfulness. But a study suggests sit-down joints may be no better when it comes to sodium, saturated fat and the risk of overeating.
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D.C. Ranks High On 'Health' Of Democracy, Though Campaign Finance Laws Lag

According to a new report, D.C. fares well in providing access to the ballot — but falls behind due to the weakness of its campaign finance laws.
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UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski

The president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, chats about the future of higher education — and what he's doing to steer African-American students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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