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The New York Times Spelling Bee is the best puzzle of all time.

This has become part of my daily routine, but it never would have occurred to me to write about it. I guess this is why Laura Lippman is a more successful writer than I am. In the real world, I

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Little Things That Editors Love | The Review Review

Source: Little Things That Editors Love | The Review Review It seems that editors are people too.

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Moby Dick in under 3 1/2 hours!

An astonishing, delightful, and moving adaptation of Moby Dick kept me fascinated for nearly three and a half hours at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA the other night. The set and props range from the elegant to the

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Inner Life

A friend sent a link to this LitHub post by Lan Samantha Chang called “Writers, Protect Your Inner Life.” I suspect it is the writers who are able to do this who best tap into those experiences of surprise, delight,

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Rebecca and the #MeToo Movement

What if everything the narrator of du Maurier’s Rebecca told us was wrong? After all, everything we know is filtered through the 2nd wife, who only knows what she knows through what the murderer-husband told her.  

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There’s a word for that…

What’s the word for knowing you read something somewhere on-line but now you can’t find it and you can’t remember which site it was on? I thought I left the tab open because I wanted to link this article to

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My son was mugged while we were on the phone. Here’s what happened next.  

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