Ramblings & Rantings

The Diane Arbus You've Never Seen

nytimes.com - In his classic study of the short story “The Lonely Voice,” the Irish writer Frank O’Connor identified the primary difference between the novel and the short story as one of belonging. Novels, to p...

A Worrisome Pileup of $100 Million Homes

nytimes.com - One of the latest symbols of the overinflated luxury housing market is a pink mansion perched above the Mediterranean on the French Riviera. The 13,000-square-foot property, built and owned by the ...

Why America Forgot About ‘Roots’

nytimes.com - NEARLY 40 years ago, “Roots” transfixed Americans — first as an overnight best seller by Alex Haley, then as an ABC mini-series, which drew 100 million viewers, still the record. It made the slave ...

‘Outlander’ Season 2, Episode 8: Homecoming

nytimes.com - Is it where you rest your head in the evening or the place of your birth? Is it the setting you find the most comfort or is it where the wounds that cut deepest originally took shape? “Outlander” i...

Serena and Venus Williams Advance to French Open’s 4th Round

nytimes.com - PARIS — The defending champion Serena Williams needed five match points Saturday after waiting out a rain delay of more than two and a half hours, but she eventually moved into the fourth round of ...

Bart van Ouwerkerk

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One of the World’s Greatest Art Collections Hides Behind This Fence

nytimes.com - Yes, say many in the art world. “Works of art are created to be viewed,” said the director of the Louvre, Jean-Luc Martinez, who described free ports as the greatest museums no one can see. Some se...

36 Hours in Philadelphia

nytimes.com - Di Bruno Bros. is a local institution; the original location in South Philly’s Italian Market has been around since 1939. The bigger, newer store at the corner of 18th and Chestnut is filled to the...

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Break Out the Chewbacca Mask and You Won’t Laugh Alone

nytimes.com - A similar effect can be produced by videos that feature other infectious, inappropriate sounds. Consider this YouTube video of a dog pressing a car horn in a parking lot. Or this Vine of a person a...

Asian-American Actors Are Fighting for Visibility. They Will Not Be Ignored.

nytimes.com - The Academy Awards telecast in February added insult to injury. The show dwelled on the diversity complaints aired through #OscarsSoWhite, yet blithely mocked Asian-Americans with punch lines that ...

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Steven Adams Is Thunder’s Breakout Star on N.B.A.’s Biggest Stage

nytimes.com - “I’m so proud of him,” Mutombo said. “I’m so proud of his effort. He’s unbelievable.” Mutombo shook his head in wonderment as he recalled one of Adams’s second-quarter baskets, a dunk off a rebound...

Why would Westbrook, Durant take shots at Curry?

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usatoday.com - USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick breaks down the pivotal role Golden State's big man played in Thursday's win to stave off elimination. USA TODAY Sports Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry reacts ...

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Could Alzheimer’s Stem From Infections? It Makes Sense, Experts Say

nytimes.com - The work began when Robert D. Moir, of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, had an idea about the function of amyloid proteins, normal brain proteins whose role had long been ...

Sorry, There’s Nothing Magical About Breakfast

Questions and Answers on the New Study Linking Cellphones and Cancer in Rats

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Memorial Day: The 50 most visited monuments and memorials in the USA

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usatoday.com - 50 most visited national monuments and memorials in 2015 Posted! 50. Devils Postpile National Monument, Mammoth Lakes, Calif. - 140,313 visitors  Bobbushphoto, Getty Images/iStockphoto 49. Walnut C...

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