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Innocent Bystander: Facing the Tube
Bad Days on Mount Olympus: The Big Shoot-Out at the Institute for Advanced Study
The posse was made up of geniuses, mostly. Tried to run the sheriff out of town. Didn’t do it, but they sure shot up the old Intellectual Hotel.
The Morgue at the New York Times: How It Became the Information Bank
The Old Women of the Shore
Three Nice People
They were lofty in their search for something, or in their singular view of life, never toplofty.
Kansas City Modern: Growing Pains and Pleasures
“KANSAS CITY - ONE OF THE FEW LIVABLE CITIES LEFT,” read the billboards. But builders and developers are perpetrating ugly as well as good works in this Missouri metropolis of treeand statue-lined boulevards, of stockyards, shameless politics, and roisterous jazz clubs of old.
Pretend I'm Not Here
Death Legal and Illegal
Four ways of ending life remain or have become legal in the eyes of at least some of the United States, notes the author: abortion, capital punishment, war, and suicide; “mercy killing" remains illegal.
The Chicago 7: Trial Number 2
Capital of Russia
A True Inheritor
The Peripatetic Reviewer
The Guinea Pigs
Winter in Castille
This Sun of York
No Foreign Land
Obedience to Authority
The Godwulf Manuscript
Popular Prints of the Americas
The Way to Go
For Whom the Cloche Tolls