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The Shakespeare mystery

What Shakespeare wrote and what he didn’t — even without bringing the Earl of Oxford into it — is one of literature’s most enduring and enjoyable mysteries.
Everything (almost) you wanted to know about Cardenio but were afraid to ask
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 07, 2008
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Masterpieces and mysteries

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that there cannot be too many Jane Austen adaptations for film and television.
‘The Complete Jane Austen’ on WGBH, and making book on the Austen detectives
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 14, 2008
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A hello to arms

“Get psyched! Get PISSED!”
In a New Hampshire tourney, our reporter takes arm wrestling down to its basics: power, triceps, and Kahlua beach balls
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 17, 2007
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Going ape for the Arctic Monkeys

Compared to a single verse written by Alex Turner, the entire Lennon/McCartney oeuvre is but an execrable pile of rubbish.
On the record
By MIKE MILIARD  |  February 22, 2006