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6:47 am
Sat August 30, 2014

What No Strategy On The Islamic State Means For The Region

Originally published on Sat August 30, 2014 10:37 am

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Middle East
6:47 am
Sat August 30, 2014

Fiancée Of Imprisoned Journalist Advocates For His Release

Originally published on Sat August 30, 2014 10:22 am

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Around the Nation
6:47 am
Sat August 30, 2014

The Abercrombie Logo Loses Its Luxe

Originally published on Sat August 30, 2014 10:29 am

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Author Interviews
6:47 am
Sat August 30, 2014

If These Shorts Could Talk ... New Book Tells 'Worn Stories'

Ally Lindsay Courtesy of Princeton Architectural Press

Clothes may not necessarily make the man, but they sure make memories. In her new book, Worn Stories, Emily Spivack compiles reflections from Rosanne Cash, Piper Kerman, Marcus Samuelsson and others about the meaningful articles of clothing stored in their closets.

"I asked them to look for something that they couldn't part with," she tells NPR's Scott Simon. "Something that held some memory, whether it was something spectacular, momentous, wonderful, unusual that happened to them while they were wearing that piece of clothing."

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Book News & Features
6:03 am
Sat August 30, 2014

Hopscotching To 100: An Appreciation Of Julio Cortázar

An informal monument to Julio Cortázar on the streets of Buenos Aires.
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First thing I noticed on the cover was his mouth, which was half open, midlaugh. Next, his teeth; not the best set I'd ever seen. After that, of course, his pronounced unibrow — thick and equally unbecoming. There was the cat, too, posted on the windowsill. Its eyes were dead set on the playful man with the camera and the mouth and the teeth and bushy eyebrow. All this and the words Save Twilight. I thumbed through the little book some and paid for it — cost me about a dollar at the used book shop.

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