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Philip Roth and Blake Bailey were an all-too-perfect match

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A polite, regretful email from a stellar bookstore, Books and Books, informed me that a virtual event – the 28 April conversation I’d agreed to have with Blake Bailey about his new Philip Roth biography – had been can...

What is causing outbursts of rage on planes and grocery checkout lines?

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Last week, a stranger threatened to beat up me and my husband in the checkout area of a grocery store. What set him off was that my husband, en route to return an unwanted item, had brushed past him. The man announced...

Francine Niyonsaba becomes first athlete with DSD to break world record

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Track and field history was made in Zagreb on Tuesday night as Francine Niyonsaba became the first athlete who has identified herself as having a difference of sex development (DSD) to officially break a world record....