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He was a throwback to the straight-up journalism of old.

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Wallace Stevens’s poetry contained little but expressed much.

Streep’s MMA Diss

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A Note From the Ignorant

Here’s why I misread that press release.

When SWAT Raids Are Routine

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A Reading List That Will Live In Infamy

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Spirits, What Have You to Say?

A movie about a haunted Ouija board has surprising depth—until it falls apart.

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