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A whale of a time: a Moby-Dick marathon in Massachusetts

Fans gather in a non-stop reading of Herman Melvilles entire masterpiece at an annual winter festival in New Bedford, where the idea for the novel was bornThe world is filled with people who have never read Moby-Dick, or never finished it, or say they have but havent, or would sooner

How to Stay Alive by Bear Grylls digested read

Nipping out for milk? Take a 12-inch knife, a defibrillator, three chicken tikka masalas and a solar-powered microwave ovenThe world is a dangerous place. More than 151,600 people die each day. You could be one of them if you dont learn a few basic survival tips. Here are the rules

How poverty became a crime in America | Peter Edelman

In the United States, a system of modern peonage essentially, a government-run loan shark operation has been going on for yearsIn the United States, a system of modern peonage essentially, a government-run loan shark operation has been going on for years. Beginning in the 1990s, the

History of Obama / Biden bromance

Former VP Joe Biden presenting the 2017 Liberty Medal to Sen. John McCain.Image: William Thomas Cain/Getty ImagesJoe Biden is moving forward after the death of his son Beau, but it doesn't sound like he's ready to put the White House behind him just yet. The former vice president caught

Dont press send The new rules for good writing in the 21st century

Entertain, dont be afraid of a bit of filth, but be cautious with your XXXs the essential guide to getting your message across while avoiding the pitfalls of communicationLetters of complaint The person who gets your letter will seldom be the one who wronged you. At least to start

Riding the beast: child migrants reveal full horror of their journeys to America

Author Valeria Luiselli began working as a volunteer interpreter at New Yorks federal immigration court in 2015. She has since heard many disturbing accounts of unaccompanied children travelling through her home country, MexicoWhy did you come to the United States? Thats the first question on the intake questionnaire for unaccompanied

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