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Geoff Dyer's WWI memorial

No matter what bromides are trotted out in the aftermath of tragedy or disaster about the ability of people to pull together, when it comes time to memorialize the event, fissures always show.
Counting casualties
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  September 09, 2011
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Mixed book bag

It looks like a good season run-up to beach reads, with new fiction from Denis Johnson and Aleksandar Hemon, biographies of Gabriel García Márquez and Cornelius Vanderbilt, and John Updike's final collection of poetry.
Reads to thaw out with
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  March 16, 2009
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Shots in the dark

Naomi Petersen was not famous. Neither was she semi-famous, almost famous, post-famous, or notorious.
Joe Carducci recalls the real price of punk
By JAMES PARKER  |  January 29, 2008