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Judy Blume on Censorship, Death Threats, Divorce, and Not Retiring Like Philip Roth

Judy Blume on Censorship, Death Threats, Divorce, and Not Retiring Like Philip Roth
By July 14, 2014

“This is America: we don’t have censorship, we have, you know, freedom to read, freedom to write… we don’t ban books. But then they did.” Read More

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Anne Frank Would Have Turned 85 Today

Anne Frank Would Have Turned 85 Today
By June 12, 2014

“Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.”—Anne Frank Read More

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Boris Fishman on Grandfathers, Russian Hirsuteness, and the Immigrant Experience

Boris Fishman on Grandfathers, Russian Hirsuteness, and the Immigrant Experience
By June 12, 2014

“Russian culture tends to go soulful and deep much more quickly than American culture.” Read More

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Nora Ephron’s Terrific 1996 Commencement Address at Wellesley College

Nora Ephron’s Terrific 1996 Commencement Address at Wellesley College
By May 19, 2014

The beloved feminist writer and humorist would have turned 74 today. Read More

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New Writing From Jonathan Safran Foer… On Chipotle Cups

New Writing From Jonathan Safran Foer… On Chipotle Cups
By May 15, 2014

Stuck without reading material at Chipotle one day (“I really just wanted to die with frustration”), inspiration struck. Read More

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In Cartoonist Roz Chast’s Memoir of Aging Parents, Laughing is Coping

In Cartoonist Roz Chast’s Memoir of Aging Parents, Laughing is Coping
By May 14, 2014

“Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” is an intense, humorous, painful exercise in catharsis. Read More

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