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Apr.01.2011
TIME
Thursday, Mar. 31, 2011Unfinished BusinessBy Lev Grossman Two months after the writer David Foster Wallace killed himself, his agent, accompanied by his widow, went into his garage office to look through his papers. It was Thanksgiving weekend, 2008, and the weather was cold and gray in Claremont, Calif. On Wallace's desk they found a neat stack of around 200...
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Mar.31.2011
Economic Principals
A Recent Exercise in Nation-Building by Some Harvard Boys It was worth a smile at breakfast that morning in February 2006, a scrap of social currency to take out into the world. Michael Porter, the Harvard Business School management guru, had grown famous offering competitive strategies to firms, regions, whole nations.  Earlier he had taken on the problems of...
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Mar.31.2011
Economic Principals
A Recent Exercise in Nation-Building by Some Harvard Boys It was worth a smile at breakfast that morning in February 2006, a scrap of social currency to take out into the world. Michael Porter, the Harvard Business School management guru, had grown famous offering competitive strategies to firms, regions, whole nations.  Earlier he had taken on the problems of...
Article
Mar.30.2011
Machover’s “robot opera” to kick off Chicago Opera Theater seasonSun Mar 27, 2011 at 9:50 am By Wynne Delacoma Tod Machover's "Death and the Powers" opens Chicago Opera Theater's season Saturday night at the Harris Theater. Photo: Jill Steinberg. Remember “CNN opera”? In the 1980s and 1990s, when John Adams was producing works like Nixon in China and...
Article
Mar.30.2011
Machover’s “robot opera” to kick off Chicago Opera Theater seasonSun Mar 27, 2011 at 9:50 am By Wynne Delacoma Tod Machover's "Death and the Powers" opens Chicago Opera Theater's season Saturday night at the Harris Theater. Photo: Jill Steinberg. Remember “CNN opera”? In the 1980s and 1990s, when John Adams was producing works like Nixon in China and...
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Mar.30.2011
Spy novelist Le Carre cold on Booker honour (AFP) – 11 hours ago SYDNEY — British thriller writer John Le Carre asked Wednesday that his name be withdrawn from the shortlist for the prestigious Man Booker International Prize, leaving judges stumped about what to do. The best-selling spy novelist was among 13 authors in consideration for the 60,000 pound ($96,070...
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Mar.29.2011
Apr/May 2011The miscellaneous prose of novelist, memoirist, critic, and first-class noticer Geoff Dyer.Luc Sante  Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviewsby Geoff Dyer   A writer who actively resists categorization these days might seem to be deliberately flouting common sense. Writing is a lame-duck art form at best, since readers...
Poem
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Mar.25.2011
jeffery mcnary
ah, there you are i’ve been hoping you’d come soon superstition, after all, held tricks in its need to fumble in processions and powers and pretense and purposes and so forth…now you courting comes slow for me its rituals and grandly imperfect episodes dearest you…scolding my being surprised give me a minute…i’ll come around i’ve waited i’ve earned this rare...
Poem
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Mar.25.2011
jeffery mcnary
arriving single-edged in satin shoes and all her forms,walking amid the swirling mist, un-veiled, gentle,treasured and high minded like the rain-goddess, with her un-swept hair as something from a fairy tale, deliberate and dressed for the occasion, tipped sideward she smiled…and waved. she behaved in that way. those paintings are not mine to keep yet, still...
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Mar.20.2011
VARIED
 “Selected Works Used Books & Sheet Music”, in Chicago’s historic Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Avenue, is the setting for a Favorite Poem Project reading, highlighting and spurring National Poetry Month. Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when publishers, booksellers, literary...