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The Simple Joys Of An Old-Fashioned Datebook

Is there really anything else that matters quite as much, as the unblemished promise of a blank page of your own life — the particulars of which are written for and by you?
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Week In Politics: Iowa Caucuses; Year-End Overview

Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks, of the New York Times.
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Bridesmaids No More: TV's Women Get All The Laughs

Just a few years ago, some critics predicted reality TV shows would kill the sitcom altogether. Instead, the rise of the Funny Female proves network television's future likely comes with a smile — and a pair of snappy high heels.
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John Ridley's Top 'Nontroversies' Of 2011

Were they bigger than big, or a blip on the radar? Weeks-long water cooler fodder or hardly happening? It's been another year of stories so overblown, overhyped and overrated, 365 days were hardly enough to contain them.
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Dusting Off A Gritty, Glamorous California Classic

As it turns out, Raymond Chandler isn't the only writer who can channel the dark charisma of deceptively sunny California. Author Hector Tobar recommends John Fante's Ask the Dust, a novel that captures the grit and glamor of Los Angeles' past.
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Dear NHL: Hit The Puck, Not The Players

Commentator Frank Deford suggests a New Year's resolution for the National Hockey League: No more fighting.
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Graphic Content: 3 Comics Based On Real Crimes

Society has a fascination with crime — we can't seem to look away from the yellow police tape. Author Duane Swierczynski recommends three thrilling crime stories told in graphic-novel form.
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Loose Moose Make Anchorage A Winter Wanderland

Moose encounters are a regular part of life in Alaska, where about 1,500 roam Anchorage in the winter. They cause traffic jams, destroy trees and shrubs, and get their antlers tangled in Christmas lights. For Alaskans, it's often a love-hate relationship.

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