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Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of the crime

In 1985, with President Ronald Reagan boasting of "Morning in America," and no end in sight to the inequalities in America's public schools, educator, activist, and writer Jonathan Kozol traveled from his hometown of Newton, Massachusetts, to New York's
Digging for Fire
By JOHN J. KELLY  |  September 14, 2012
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More sex, more Lincoln

The subject of Lincoln is like catnip to publishers (and readers), but the only things missing from our winter list are actual cat books.
A hefty reading season, from Jayne Anne Phillips and T.C. Boyle to Pablo Neruda
By BARBARA HOFFERT  |  December 29, 2008

Interview: David Foster Wallace

Editor's Note: This story originally appeared in the February 20, 1998 edition of the Boston Phoenix .
 Talking about fiction, fellatio and meddling editors with the only American essayist who uses "like" as punctuation.
By TOM SCOCCA  |  February 20, 1998