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The Time Everyone “Corrected” the World’s Smartest Woman

“By all accounts, Marilyn vos Savant was a child prodigy. Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1946, the young savant quickly developed an aptitude for math and science.”

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Frank O’Hara’s “Ode: Salute to the French Negro Poets”

“Aimé Césaire, 1913-2008 It’s entirely likely that Frank O’Hara found the story* of Picasso’s telling Max Jacob “There is no style” in Yale French Studies No. 15 more words

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Tasmanian Devil

“David Walsh first made global headlines in 2009, when he gambled on the life of Christian Boltanski, a French artist whose installations often focus on death.”

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One Man’s Quest to Rid Wikipedia of Exactly One Grammatical Mistake

“On a Friday in July 2012, two employees of the Wikimedia Foundation gave a talk at Wikimania, their organization’s annual conference.”

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Why Poor Schools Can’t Win at Standardized Testing

“You hear a lot nowadays about the magic of big data. Getting hold of the right numbers can increase revenue, improve decision-making, or help you find a mate—or so the thinking goes. In 2009, U.S.”

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53 Historians Weigh In on Barack Obama’s Legacy

““It’s a fool’s errand you’re involved in,” warned Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon Wood when approached recently by this magazine to predict Barack Obama’s historical legacy. “We live in a fog, and historians decades from now will tell their society what was happening in 2014.”

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What the Web Said Yesterday

“Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 took off from Amsterdam at 10:31 A.M. G.M.T. on July 17, 2014, for a twelve-hour flight to Kuala Lumpur. Not much more than three hours later, the plane, a Boeing 777, crashed in a field outside Donetsk, Ukraine.”

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