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Evelyn Waugh's 'Scoop': Journalism Is A Duplicitous Business

The fictional tale about war correspondents will make you laugh till the person next to you on the subway thinks you have problems. It is also, according to writer Alexander Nazaryan, an all-too-real parody of the glory days of print journalism.
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'Children' Of Iran's Activists Inherit Love, Loss And Longing

Sahar Delijani was born in an Iranian prison, where her parents were held as political activists. Her debut novel, Children of the Jacaranda Tree, is inspired by true stories of the post-revolutionary Iran she was born into and follows the rippling effects of oppression forward into the present.
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Burning Down The House: Artistic Freedom Under Fire In Egypt

The director of Cairo's Opera House has been sacked, sparking protests and a sit-in at the Culture Ministry. Egyptian artists say there's a culture war underway, pitting secularists against the Islamist administration of President Mohamed Morsi.
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You'd Better Sit Tight For This One

Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or name in which the first word starts SI and the second word starts with T. For example, given "unadorned set of facts," you would say, "simple truth."
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Fighting Unwanted Cat Calls, One Poster At A Time

For women on city streets, unwanted attention from men often comes in the form of cat calls, whistles and roving eyes. New York artist Tatayana Fazlalizadeh says she's had enough and is taking her art to the streets.
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The Movie Jesse Eisenberg Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Actor Jesse Eisenberg could watch the British film Submarine a million times. "The movie as a whole is really wonderful but what I love about it even more is that each individual moment seems so special," he says.
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Telling Stories About Ourselves In 'The Faraway Nearby'

"Stories are compasses and architecture," says author Rebecca Solnit. "We navigate by them, we build our sanctuaries and prisons out of them, and to be without a story is to be lost in the vastness of the world."
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Not My Job: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin On Getting Mooned

Sure, Aldrin has been to the moon, but what does he know about getting mooned? We'll quiz him to find out with a game called "Drop your pants and take a bow."

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