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Huckabee Family Lacks Critical Thinking

Mike Huckabee, and his daughter Sarah Sanders, are doing their part in continuing to “wage the war on Christmas,” an ironic war that many Christians participate in throughout the year.  208 more words


The first thing that the earliest polar explorers did was to name the ice shelves and coasts — naming them after their patrons and their patrons’ moms — and then the very next thing the very next group of explorers did was to change the names, naming those same things after kaisers and their daughters.

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Calder's baggage

For most of the last week, I’ve been obsessively leafing through all of the multivolume biographies that I own, glancing over their endnotes, reading their acknowledgments, and marveling both at their sheer bulk and at the commitment of time that they require. 1,285 more words


On the Necessity of Highbrowism

THE FIRST TIME I meet Adam Gopnik, he is reading aloud from Swann’s Way at 192 Books, a bookstore in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. He is there as part of a night-to-morning marathon reading, celebrating the… 2,391 more words


Sneakers and a Walkman: An excerpt from Adam Gopnik's 1980s memoir

At the Stranger’s Gate: Arrivals in New York
Adam Gopnik
Alfred A. Knopf
272 pp; $26.95

Almost forty years on, the eighties in New York seem momentous in the larger life of the world, too. 1,053 more words


The Driver’s Seat,

Assignment #1: Personal Narrative, Part 1 Summary of assignment Task: Narrate an event or describe your interactions with a person that affected your outlook on learning or writing. 826 more words

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