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Rolling Stone and Jann Wenner Jump the Shark

At the helm of a once relevant, thought-provoking and edgy magazine is a man who is oblivious to his own uselessness. Jann Wenner — a grasping, preening, simpering, disingenuous aging pseudo-hippy — has clung to his publisher’s post at Rolling Stone as though it were the last life vest on …

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Blogcritics on United 93

On a transcendently clear, balmy morning, 19 Islamic extremists believed to be affiliated with Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda network hijacked four airliners and perverted them into missiles to attack the symbolic and very real centers of American – and in turn Western – financial, cultural and military hegemony. Over …

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Orange Prize for Fiction Shortlist Announced

One debut novelist, Carrie Tiffany, joins Sarah Waters, Zadie Smith, Nicole Krauss, Ali Smith, and Hilary Mantel in the contest for the 11th award.

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