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Capital loss

Two things stood out when the book tour for an impressive new anthology, The American Idea: The Best of the Atlantic Monthly , rolled through town this past month.

How has moving from Boston to Washington changed the Atlantic?


By ADAM REILLY  |  November 05, 2007
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Can Britney rise again?

The first movie star was a woman named Florence Lawrence.
It’s tough to be a celebrity on the skids, but even a ‘ticking time-bomb’ can stage a convincing comeback
By SHARON STEEL  |  October 18, 2007
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Magnificent seven

The annual journalism awards handed out by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) are the real deal.
The Phoenix 's AAN award winners
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  June 20, 2007
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Sifting Shakespeare

“For the spirit searcheth all things, yea, the bottom of God’s secrets.” That quotation from the 1557 Geneva Bible’s First Corinthians is the unlikely foundation of Ron Rosenbaum’s The Shakespeare Wars .
Ron Rosenbaum on Bottom, bottomlessness, the Bard, and . . . Ron
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 19, 2006
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Captain Crunch: the unique phreak

SAN JOSE, Calif – John Draper of Mountain View, California, is a phone phreak; under the pseudonym of “Captain Crunch” he is probably the most famous phone phreak of them all.
He’s switching from ‘blue boxes’ and whistles to computers
By CHUCK FAGER  |  September 14, 2006