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Final Paper (A Parody)
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A Tournament, A Tournament, A Tournament of Lies
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Sweet moderation, heart of this nation, Desert us not. We are between the wars. I came to Billy Bragg's music during a moment that I believed in politics. I had a good heart and wanted to fix the w...
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Visiting Newark, New Jersey and participating in Philip Roth's 80th birthday celebration has had a seismic effect on how I relate to his fiction. Seeing the place from which all that great art erup...
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The Werewolf Priesthood
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Twitter Plus Teaching=Tweaching?
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Conservatives declare war on college
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Alligators Are Lurching Toward Your Backyard
The Hard Lessons of Oscar Pistorius
Society often insists that top achievers also be great human beings. It's often not the case.
Higgs Data Suggest Universe Has Finite Lifespan
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Most of What You Think You Know About Grammar is Wrong
The Cleveland Museum of Art
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Meteorite Fragments Are Said to Rain Down on Siberia
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Emory president apologizes
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Teach for America's hidden curriculum
The history of TFA reveals the ironies of contemporary education reform, class inequality and the liberal agenda
Book Country: Discover New Fiction with the Genre Map
Read, explore, and review original genre fiction with an active community of writers, readers, and experts.
Michael Jordan Celebrates 50th Birthday With Last People...
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The Buried Life
The Sky Is Falling
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The Greatest One-Liner in Movie History
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Why Didn't We Know the Russian Meteor Was Coming?
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Ancient Aliens Debunked
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Are You Living in an Asteroid Danger Zone?
Fireball reported across California sky
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