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Group W Bench

One of the most influential songs for people like me who came of age during the Vietnam War was “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” an 18-minute anthem that spurred a successful antiwar movement and created an enduring meme. 681 more words

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Land of Exclamation

You don’t realize how understated and undemonstrative your surroundings are until you go to Italy. Here, seemingly anything and everything is a cause for exclamation. 532 more words

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Commissioner of Good Taste

You can learn a lot about government in Italy. One of the most valuable lessons is the political office known as the Commissioner of Good Taste. 526 more words

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